the test of ‘realness’

So this week i finished a 24 x 24 commission that was sort of rendered by my appearance at the Carolina Beach Arts Festival. A Pelican Collage. Have you seen it before ? yes. Thing is it was for someone that I have to see on a daily basis and it was ‘scary’. He insisted on a substrate I was not sure would work – paper / cardboard. He didn’t want to hear a thing about canvas panels, birch wood substrates or anything that me, the artist, thought would be prudent….

In an effort to appease the client and in a ‘oh what the heck-throw caution to the wind- whatever’  mind set  i did as he asked. Guess what?

It’s fine. He even gave me a ‘tip’ for doing it his way – $ 50.00 –

Moral of the story : Try it – it may get you something in addition to a happy client.

Pelican Collage
The finished collage -Pelican II

Beach Life

I just can’t get the sea off my mind – when I was young we went to Maine a lot . Recently a couple of my college buddies did a mini tour of New England (maybe more like New England Pubs) and posted pictures of the coast in RI – I couldn’t go due to kids activities – but I did manage to squeeze in a painting – (and a couple of cocktails) so I was almost there.

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Whimsyville ‘debut’ at Whimsical Women

Whimsyville Canvas
Beachworks, Angelworks, Fish, birds, and cupcakes.

Booth2013 Starfish, beachworks and birds boothleft boothrightWow. Funny, but we seem tailor made for each other – and I was OVERWHELMED by the beauty, creativity and sheer fun of the other ladies works.  I am hoping to be lucky enough to exhibit this fall in Pfafftown, for Whimsical Women on November 23rd. More to come.

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Merry Christmas from North Carolina

This morning, as we dropped the car off for it’s christmas oil change, there were the most BEAUTIFUL color skies – purple, bright pink, yellow – but alas , we have no snow – the air conditioning was on today… merry christmas from our home to yours.

blueridge christmas 2011
Dec. '11... it's almost Christmas and there is no snow