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Here are my pieces I sent on a recent postcard swap …falling leaves….

Mark your calendar for this great opportunity to view all kinds of art work and the studios where it was created.  

This is my  second time to participate in this great neighborhood event in Asheville, North Carolina. I join 14 other artists who will be opening up their homes or studios to display, sell and talk about their art. We are all part of the Kenilworth Artists Association.

Come and support your local artisans!

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This year at my address – 17 Buckingham Court, two neighbors will join me.  There will be a yard full of art- jewelry, pottery and my own mixedmedia and paintings!

For more information on each artist check out  this link: Kenilworth Artist Associaton.

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“Courage”

This was my recent piece that I used in the annual post card swap, hosted by Kat Sloma, called “LiberateYour Art”.  Participants send five postcards to enter the swap. Kat and helpers send your cards to five other participants which means I received five plus one from Kat , cards in the mail!!

Here is a short video hightlighting a sampling of cards from the swap that went not only across the US but internationally as well….(you will see my lion in here as well:)…

 

Here are the post cards I recieved in my mail box!IMG_3952

Left Column:

Jane Ross, VA

Tessa Klein  – onesparrowphotography.com

Bruno Barbey – www.facebook.com/RGoldsteinPhotography

Right Column:

Marrianna Dougherty, AZ  – reddancerstudio.com

Kat Sloma, OR

Jacinta – jmirishart

 

Thanks to all and especially to Kat Sloma – looking forward to next year!!

Fancy Feathers-Owls

Adding another owl piece, I can’t stop seeing these faces – they keep peaking out at me!
I had fun creating this background with collage, acrylics and stencils and then poof they appeared. They are a fun pair with their “Fancy Feathers” – enjoy!

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This was a piece from Alena Hennessy’s online class “a year of painting II” that I finished up this past year.

We shared collage pieces with other artists in the class using them to inspire a collabrative piece. My fox face, sun and leaves came from Alexis in Oregon I moved these pieces around till the fox image caught my attention and then had fun creating a space for him to play.

First time to do a collabrative piece – great fun!

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For the past two years (wow – can’t believe it’s coming up on two years!)  I have been taking an online art class from Alena Hennessy, a wonderful artist and teacher. She started a class in 2014 called “A Year of Painting” which I enrolled in hoping to learn some new techniques and to get inspired by ….what happened over the course of that year was astounding!

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Not only did I get just that, I connected with a community of artists from all over the world doing the same things which in turn branched off to different paths of marketing our art, starting off on new career adventures and all spurred on by Alena…she kept taking us down this wonderful path of creativity.

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She was approached to publish a book about it and generously invited her students to submit their work to the editors for placement in the book.  I am honored to say I had three pieces placed in the book along with the outstanding work of others in this class. You can see more from the book on Amazon at this link:  http://www.amazon.com/Intuitive-Painting-Workshop-Techniques-Inspiration/dp/1440342407

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These three paintings I have shared above are on these pages:

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It is with sincere gratitude I thank Alena and wish her all the best as she moves forward with her creative teachings! It has been an awesome experience of learning to keep your eyes, windows and doors open to new experiences!!

Two recent pieces from this fall….both mixed media pieces with ink, acrylic, collage and pen&ink…a shout out to Alena Hennessy and her Year of Painting II online class along with her Autumn Soul Retreat. IMG_2934

This little grasshopper appeared at the Soul Retreat happened in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The moutains were a perfect backdrop for inspiration as was guest artist Mati Rose who taught us some techniques for collage. The grasshopper has a bit of a back story: we had done a spirit animal meditation prior to going to paint and I was not convinced about my thoughts. Upon arriving in the studio here is what awaited me ~

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How could I ignore such a greeting! As the details of his spirit were told to me by a friend, it became more apparent that his visit was not by chance …get off your haunches, jump , you have more power than you know….so here’s to you little guy! ( I still may add verse to it but for now he has found his place!

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rainy day giving me an excuse to stay inside and play …inspiration piece….


…an old geli print for a background and voila …the lion greets me.


Wishing you a wild, fierce, and free day!

August is rolling along and I thought I would post a few summer projects. First in the line up is a collage piece from my on-line class: A Year of Painting with Alena Hennesy. The assignmente was to create your own collage papers and then use them to create a new piece. I used acrylic inks and gel pens to finish it out.IMG_2206

 

This little creature is ode to the rabbit family that nested in our back yard – fortunatly for my flowers they have moved next door to the neighbors yard!
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The summer brought with it two amazing trips to the Malibu Canyons to see this amazing sunset…show stopper…DSC00104

and a nephews woodland wedding…DSC00310

Always a treat are the summer blooms I can never get enough of!IMG_2418

 

Happy Summer Time!

Saturday & Sunday ~ May 23 & 24 ~ Memorial Weekend

This year is the first time I am joining in the annual Studio Tour at our Asheville Home. It will be a fun way to display my art and get to know the Asheville Art Community. I will have a varitey of work on display with many for sale. Mostly acrylic and mix media work. There are a lot of fabulous artists joining in the fun please click on the link to see a complete site of the details.

 

 

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Below is a great piece describing the event:

Kenilworth’s Art Studio Tour returns on Memorial Weekend

 

Across May 23 and 24, the eclectic and beautiful neighborhood of Kenilworth will again welcome folks in search of inspiration and wondrous finds to the studios of artists and craftspeople who live along the streets and cul-de-sacs of this historic residential area near central Asheville.

In this off-square, hill-and-gully neighborhood, where most roads head up or down, the fresh works of 24 artists showing in 15 locations mirror the same kind of curvilinear eccentricity, intrigue and sheer fun.

 

Traveling from studio to studio, you will be able to admire highly original works of art, including paintings, sketches, ceramics, wood craft, hand shaped tiles, whimsical sculptures, casual wear, quirky dolls and artful jewelry, among other treasures.

 

And the stories are as compelling as the pieces—just ask Suzanne and Argenis Spaziani who met in the Andes and now develop stunning silver jewelry; Mike Wurman who sketched his way up the Appalachian Trail; or Ursula Gullow, imaginative painter and assembler of fabulous landscapes.

 

It will be an adventure in visual delight, running from 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, with an “Art Café” on the lawn of Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, where you can drop by for a van Gogh lunch box from Green Sage Cafe between the studio stops.

 

A Kenilworth Art Studio Tour brochure containing a listing of each artist and a map of studio locations will be available throughout May at the Chamber of Commerce and in stores and inns across Asheville.  You can also access and/or download this year’s tour map and helpful information at kenilworthartists.org.