Sunday, January 30, 2011

Hot off the Griddle!

I thought I would make a quick attachment of two new pieces I did this morning in encaustic. Yummy. One of my favorite mediums! I love the smell of wax, and the crazy textures you can get when creating with R&F's encaustic medium on Ampersand's Claybord. Each painting is 6" x 24" on a cradled board. As it was still a little chilly this morning (45 degrees), I decided today would be a great day to work in encaustic. Crank up the heat, crank up the griddle, crank up the space heater and let's get going. Now that I'm all finished, the temperature has already gone up to 60 degrees outside and making way for a fabulous day! Enjoy it.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Upcoming show at a new gallery!

Hello there Blog friends!
The Gilded Palette Gallery

(919) 570-7070
Regular hours: Mon – Sat, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Please join us Friday, February 11, 2011 for February Art after Hours in Wake Forest! The Gilded Palette Gallery, 123 South White Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587 is the new gallery in town. Owners and local artists, Mary Benejam and Cyndy Wolf invite you for a fine evening of celebrating North Carolina renowned artists and artisans.
Featured artist, Sharon DiGiulio, will have her distinctive acrylic collages, and functional fabric bowls and pillows on display and for sale. Come by and visit this hot new destination gallery in Wake Forest. We are here for you, just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Start the evening off right. Come and join us for wine, cheese and some great local art.
Opening reception is Friday, February 11th
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Grab your sweetheart and make a night of it!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

January 13, 2011

Happy 2011! No, I didn't make my resolutions just yet, but I do have my intentions! I like that word better. I intend to do lots of fun stuff this year, so look out! Actually, I already have...So far, so good! These first couple of weeks have been a little crazy with the weather. Snow, Ice, Sixty degree weather, freezing. Working, playing, creating, parties, appointments, opportunities, surprises. You name it! It has been a bit of an interesting time getting my heels dug in and ready for this new year. But with almost two weeks under my belt, we are definitely off to a great start!
As usual, I had to toggle through my photos to see all that I've been up to, so here we go:

Joe and me on New Year's Eve. Cheers!

King Kitty being his handsome self.

Cindy working on her new quilt in the studio.

 One of my new addictions...I think this is #3

Here is some of the student work from my Encaustic Class at Jerry's

 This is some fabric swatches that my sister gave to my mom years ago. My mom cut out the pieces and reconstucted them into the 6 inch squares, but never did anything with them. Cindy's had these pieces for another 13 or 14 years and decided to give them to me to do something with. Can you tell this procrastination thing sort of runs in the family? Well, I laid them all out and pieced them together. Think I'll make a pillow, as it seems that's my most recent addiction...pillows! 

 Here are two more below in the guest room.
This is what I decided to make out of my previously posted project

Joe taking a break in the studio...

 Finishing up a piece I started a while back.

So, yeh, pillows are the new thing of the moment.

Solid ice all over my car. Wish I had a scraper.
My credit card doesn't work so hot on the 1/2" thick ice!

So there you have first 13 days of January! Whew...Just got back from a Carolina Mixed Media Art Guild Meeting. So many more adventures on the horizon! Look out, cause there's no stopping me now! If you're in Raleigh this coming Sunday, stop by the store. I'll be doing a demo on Painting on Fabric with Acrylics...Guess what I'm going to make out of the fabric???