Wednesday, February 16, 2011

February 16, 2011

Lately, I have had my hands in so many projects, I can’t seem to even remember them all! I finally sent out my vendor invitations for Art of the Carolinas. Marking the beginning of planning the next event always has me taking a very deep breathe. It is an absolute ton of work, yet I really love the outcome. It is pure joy to see all of one’s hard work come to fruition in those four days of creative frenzy! So, here we go on another year…our 11th annual!

I need to paint my home office walls, and I am also working on the “Buddha Lounge” (the upstairs of the studio). That all needs painting. I am also making a table and have already made several pillows for some low “chillin” seating. Here is a shot of the room in progress.

In early February, I had a class at the store: Painting on Black Fabric with Lumiere Paints. Here is a shot of one of the pieces I did. I am planning on making pillows out of them. They’ll be 14 x 14, if you are interested!

Here is a shot of my new collage pieces. These are done on 16 x 20 Ampersand Claybord. Love that stuff! It is perfect for collage. I just need to purchase some frames and these will be all ready to go!

I have also committed to painting this chair for “Chairs of Hope”. All proceeds go the Relay for Life and cancer research. This year the theme is movies, so I have all kinds of ideas swirling in my head! This should be interesting!

Speaking of challenges, the Carolina Mixed Media Art Guild is also presenting a new “Take 25 Kit Challenge”. Basically we get a list of 25 items that need to be included in this art piece. We can add two items and we can delete two items. I would post a picture, except I haven’t even gathered my items yet and it's against the rules. We are allowed only to talk about our progress. The grand opening will be on March 25th at Artist Alley in Southern Pines. I'll post more info as we get closer. Let’s see…this is due on March 10th. Well, I still have a couple of weeks. Ha ha! No worries!

Now for a big horn tooting for my sister, Cindy. She just finished up an challenge of her own for her local quilt guild in the Keys. The show is this weekend, so Good Luck CL! This is a portrait of Nick’s dog, Pia. Adorable!
Thank you to everyone that came out for the opening at The Guilded Palette last Friday! It was a lovely evening and I hope everyone had as much fun as I did! Here are a couple of shots...

I keep saying "shots" it time for "Dial a Shot"?