Thursday, June 28, 2012

Rice Paper Pigs

Hey Friends,  I've been without my computer for over a week, but I got it back last night.  My famously smart daughter, Angie, fixes this stuff for me.  Bless her little pea-picking heart but she is really expensive !  I have to keep her 2 little monsters for a couple days a week !!!  And there they are at Garst Mill Park.  We had an insanely good time playing in the water.  This is another beautiful little spot here in the mountains of SW Va. with a creek running through it. (we had better get some rain soon or there will be no creek)  I'm already making some sketches and hope for time to paint soon.

There are some of my singing pigs for the "Piano Project".  I've made some pigs and horses and tree branches and butterflys and bees and dragonflys.  This has been a really fun project and you are invited to come see our creation on Sat. July 28th at "2nd Helpings"  from 2 til 4pm.  2nd Helpings is located on Williamson Road close to the intersection with Rt.460 (Orange Ave).  They really put on fabulous receptions so please stop by and say Hello.
Happy Trails.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

 Hey Friends, A few photos from the 8th NCCC Walk.  Took place this morning at the beautiful Longwood Park in DT Salem, Va.
 Lots of people this year !  It is growing every year !  For a wonderful Cause too !  2 volunteers above.
 Ms. Snookums was recruited to paint faces and make sword balloons and magic tricks.  Above is the first in line to have a butterfly painted on her whole face.
Above is the glamourous Ms. Promyss getting touches of glitter on her butterfly face.  Really COOL !

Mark your calendars for next year..........

Happy Trails.!

Monday, June 4, 2012

 Hey Friends, I'm getting over the "54th Taubman Museum Sidewalk Art Show" that took place over the weekend.  It is an exhausting job BUT this year was much easier because I shared a tent with my good friend Bonnie Mason !!  Her hubby Randy helped us with the set up and take down.  Bonnie was right - "He can do anything"!
 Midge Ovenshire won a BIG award for "Best in Mixed Media" for her paintings.  They are exquisite...
 here is a couple shots of my half of the tent.  I intended to post only one photo but clicked more than intended and with this "new" blogger I haven't figured out how to delete something.  But I'm learning and getting the hang of it - I just need to practice (thats a nice way to say I need to post more often).
All in All it was a pleasant weekend.  The weather was picture perfect, the crowd was substantial, saw many old friends, the yogurt was delicious, the museum staff was terrific as usual, the new layout was decent so I plan on returning.

Also want to invite you to come to our newly hung show at the remodeled and beautiful "Salem Museum" this coming Friday, June 8th from 6pm to 8pm.  Lots of people have promised to come for refreshments and talk with us, the about our work.  Hope you can stop by too.  The show hangs through June.  Til next time......

Happy Trails.!