Wednesday, June 29, 2011

"Beauty Pageant"
6 X 6 Oil on Raymar Panel
at Basket Kases Gift Shoppe
2009 Lincoln Ave, Evansville, IN 47714
(812) 491-9799

Ladies and gentlemen, these young ladies have been working hard all week in preparation for tonight's pageant.  I must say, they are quite a competitive, bouquet, as they each continue to fight for the limelight in various categories.  They are vying for titles in the areas of fitness (Miss Strong Stem), music genres (Miss Heavy Petal), fragrance (Miss Scents-iality), and of course, the grand prize (which is a self-portrait suitable for hanging), Miss Indiana Wallflower!!!  And the winner is..........

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Art in the Park Recap

A big thank you to all who came out to see us Saturday at "Art in the Park" - and a very special thank you to those that were unfortunate enough to be there at the beginning of what seemed like a downpour and helped with packing up - Jamie, of course, and her friend Janet, Becky Hostetter, Brenda and Fred White, Kathleen Boink, and my supportive husband, Rick, who was a bit under the weather that day!  Although the event was cut short for some of us (I think there were a few brave souls that waited it out), it was well attended and a successful effort.  I enjoyed talking with friends who stopped by, as well as making some new ones. I planned on taking a picture of our booth, but my good intentions were thwarted when the moisture began :))

And now, (drum roll, please).................... For the moment you've all been waiting for.............. the recipient of the drawing for "First Breath of Spring" is...............................

                                                        Misty Thomas Embry!!!!!!

                                                               Congratulations :)))

Thursday, June 23, 2011

White Peony

8" X 8" Oil on Canvas, Framed

“He reveals the deep things of darkness, and brings deep shadows into light.”
 (Job 12:23)

Monday, June 20, 2011

"Peach Tea or Lemonade?"
6" X 6" Oil on Raymar Panel
It's spring and the blooms on your favorite flowers (what are they?) are bursting with colors you haven't seen all winter!  There's just a slight breeze in the air and it's the first time in months that the weather has been suitable to sit outside.  Hmmm........two chairs.  One for you and one for your best friend.  And an endless afternoon ahead of you with no commitments or responsibilities.........

Back to reality!  Today begins the countdown.   Weeks of planning and painting will soon come to fruition.  I am praying for a delightful day Saturday, visiting with friends and family, and meeting new people :)  

The above painting is a sample of my 6" X 6" Art in the Park Specials.  They are priced at $75 unframed.  I had some awesome floater frames made especially for these little gems.  Painting + frame = $115!!!

Okay, as I had mentioned, there will be a "give-away" in conjunction with the Show.  It is a 6" X 6" painting of dogwood blooms.  (Scroll down a few posts and you'll find a photo - "First Breath of Spring")  You have two options to enter the drawing.  The winner will be posted here on Monday:
1)  Enter at the show by giving me your e-mail address.
2)  Enter online by subscribing to my blog.  (The subscription box is located at the top right hand side of this page.  This means you will receive an email with every new post/painting/photo.)

So you want to enter more than once?  Well, there's a couple of ways you can do that.
1)   For each person you refer that subscribes to my blog, your name will be entered!  
      (You'll have to let me know who you've referred as I don't have a way of tracking that).  
2)  For each comment you leave on my blog, your name will be entered.
3)  For posting a link on your facebook page, your name will be entered.
I'm not all that computer-savvy, so get creative - we'll work something out!

I so look forward to chatting with you Saturday!  (P.S.  Rain date is Sunday.)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Art in the Park!

Art Fair in The Park

Fellow artist, Jamie Fritz, and I will be sharing a booth at Art in the Park art show and sale on Saturday, June 25 from 11-4 P.M. at the Boy Scout Center.  It is located behind the State Hospital, on the south side of the Lloyd, just east of Vann Ave., and is accessible both from the Lloyd and from Lincoln Avenue. 

We'd love for you to stop by and see what we've been working on - plus it sounds like there will be lots of artists represented, as well as other activities. 

In addition, I'll be giving away a painting - details to follow, so stay tuned!!

Hope to see you there!!!!