Saturday, October 30, 2010

Art Work at Wings Gallery

These are my three pieces hanging in the gallery at the West Clinic. The opening last night was great and there are a total of 45 pieces in the show. Watercolors, paintings, mixed media, photographs, and wire sculpture. Everything looks great hanging together. Big thanks to Sarah Blackburn and her team for making this all happen.
   I used some of the fabric I made with the deconstructed screen printing process along with hand dyes. Machine quilting and a few hand stitches completed these pieces and I like how they turned out.
   They are for sale and 30% of the proceeds from all art sales goes to fund the cancer support programs provided by Wings for the patients at West Clinic.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Online challenge- Music

Hear My Song

This time it was harder for me to visualize and execute the design for the theme "Music" but I did it and finished last Saturday. I was trying to capture the ethereal feeling of music, which I think floats on the air and slips through your fingers if you try to catch it. And of course, I continued with the heart and black X's as design elements to tie all the pieces together. I really like how this turned out.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Water falls from the sky!!

It is actually raining here! I don't know how long it has been since we had more than a few drops fall from the sky. And thunder and lightning too. And a six hour power failure, but just for our neighborhood--we are so special. The trees seem relieved and I'm sure all the plants will be happy tomorrow. Rain is also predicted for Tuesday.
   The other downside--beside the power outage--was the River Arts Festival. We went this morning thinking we would beat the rain, but no such luck. But Vincent watched the speed painter and blacksmith do their thing, we got vendor food, and I got a new pair of earrings, so the day was not a total loss.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Upcoming Show

Julie FegerPlease join us Friday, October 29th in the Wings Gallery for a wine and cheese opening reception for Caregivers.
Featuring Marlene Gwathney, Betty Mason, Lou Hoover, Marty Smith, Ariel Baron-Robbins, Dani Harris, Marilyn League, Julie Feger, Veronica Tronolone & Joe Inderbitzen.

The WingsGallery is located in The West Clinic's interior waiting room. It is an extension of the family room atmosphere that greets patients as they enter the clinic and remain until called to begin their visits.
The WingsGallery enhances this healing space by adding to the total healing environment found at The West Clinic.

Location: 100 N. Humphreys Blvd, Memphis, 38120
Date: Friday, October 29th
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
no charge

30% of all art work sold benefits Wings Cancer Foundation.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Last Friday

The 5th annual Broad Avenue Art Walk was held last Friday and I had the honor of having some of my art work hang in a gallery there, with work of a few other artists. Thanks to Jerry Coulliard for inviting me to have my art in his space, Metalworks. It is quite a nice space too, and he had iron working demos in his smithy that evening. The weather was great which was a huge plus for the crowds turning out en mass. 

The foot traffic was huge and I saw a lot of people I know, even folks from my old neighborhood. A few of my things sold, which is good and helps me feel a little bit validated as an artist.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Warty Pumpkins

An article in the newspaper today had the name of the unusual pumpkins with warts. They're called knuckleheads. The article went on to say how that particular trait in squash was bred out because it is not attractive for something you may want to eat, but pumpkin farmers embraced it for those of us who want crazy looking decorations. There's a photo of one on an earlier post. It is sitting on the bench with some strange looking gourds.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Pumpkin Town

So we made it back to Ripley--well, north of Ripley--to get more pumpkins. It was quite the adventurous journey, too. A quick stop at Banky's Donut shop in Millington, then another stop or two after Mr. Man threw up his donut and chocolate milk, to hose down, and get a fresh change of clothes in Covington. I'm NOT a Walmart shopper, but you have to give them credit for being convenient, especially in an emergency.

pumpkin maternity ward

   Anyway, on to the pumpkin patch. The farmer grew a couple more varieties this year that are interesting, ones that have warts, but I always love the French ones and the variety he calls Fairy Tale pumpkins. They do look like the pumpkin turned into a coach by the fairy godmother in Cinderella. Despite the trauma on the way there, it was a fun day and the weather was perfect for a drive in the country. And Vincent got to see where pumpkins are born. 

Friday, October 1, 2010

It's That Time of the Year

Next Friday, some of my art work is going to be shown at Metalworks Gallery in conjunction with the 5th Annual Broad Avenue Art Walk. I am very excited to be apart of this event and am looking forward to seeing my art work on display.

   Other than this news, nothing much has been going on. I have been busy decorating my bottle tree and by the time it is covered I should be going to two meetings a day at the local AA. Last Sunday, I made a short trip to Ripley to buy pumpkins from Mr. Carmack and plan on taking my grandson this weekend for more of the same.