Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Festival of Friends in Madison

I get lots of requests for art donations. Sometimes I actually say "no" (not easy for me to do). However, there are a few organizations I support each year or every other year. One of those is my yearly donation to our local Hospital Auxiliary fundraiser. Here is this year's piece for the Festival of Friends' Silent Auction...

Sunday Morning 10"x10"

I love this one!

Have a great day!

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Monday, July 30, 2018

Anne Irwin Fine Art

Some of my pieces will be available at the Anne Irwin Fine Art Gallery Annual Emerging Artist Show August 3-September 1st. 

I am so honored to be selected as one of the artists!!

Here are some that I dropped off for the show...

 16"x16" Tis of Thee

 24"x24" Camellias in Ginger Jars

24"x24" Spring Brunch

Have a great day!

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

New Art Added!

I am finally adding inventory to my online store! Go check it out...

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

New Pieces

You may have noticed that I paint by the season. I am currently smack in the middle of summer.

(Please ignore the mess and chaos behind the painting! Any dog hair you see is your imagination, I am sure. I tell my husband, "I can clean or I can paint." Lol!)

Here are a few more pieces I added to my online store

I hope your week is going well!

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

This Friday, Plain Jane's in Athens

Please stop by if you are in town! 
I will have new notecards and new art available! (No purchase necessary!) Simply swing by and say "Hi" if you have a minute.

Some of my new pieces in the works....

Hope to see you at Plain Jane's on Friday!

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Early Vacay this Year

As my adult kids get older, it is harder to plan a vacation where all five of us can be present. This year our summer beach vacation occurred in early May! I can only imagine how difficult scheduling will be with spouses and grandchildren included! 

fernandina beach

We originally planned to go to Sanibel Island (where my husband grew up), but red tide has been a problem there this Spring and we did not want to worry about our daughter who has asthma (red tide is hard on people with breathing problems). So, we went to another favorite beach: Amelia Island (town of Fernandina Beach).  (And let me just add: my life is not all vacations, fun times, rainbows, and unicorns, however, this past week was wonderful! Now, I am back to work and returning to the "normal" life.)

The nice thing about May beach travel is the discounted rates for lodging!  

This was the view from our family room/kitchen area. 

amelia florida

(poor quality photo, but I wanted you to see the view across the back wall of the family room).

We simply could not get enough of the colors and natural beauty of this view. 

When we visit Fernandina Beach, we like to take the boat over to Cumberland Island for a few hours.  

We did not rent bikes this time. 

This visit we saw lots of wild horses, a turkey, and a raccoon. 

(View from our boat towards the Old Town of Fernandina.) 

We also tried fishing for about an hour. No luck.)

If you are visiting Amelia Island/Fernandina Beach, let me suggest some of our favorite restaurants:
Timoti's Seafood Shack (great quality and prices - very casual- blackened fish taco is my fave), 
Amelia Tavern (my 18 yo son's "best burger in 2018"), 
Cafe Karibo (crab cakes!), and 
The Salty Pelican (sunset view if you wait for a table on the upper deck).   

I hope your May is going well and I sincerely hope you get to take a vacation this summer!

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Wedding Gift - Original Painting of Wedding Venue

One friend of mine received five butter dishes as wedding gifts. I married the next year and did not receive a single one! Wedding gifts vary, that is for sure. One idea that I think plenty of newlyweds would enjoy is a painting of the church where they were married! Most of you know I love a pretty church and have been painting them for a while. Here is the latest one I painted. 

I used a photo of the church where this couple was married. We attended this wedding for a cousin and his new bride in Savannah back in February (note that February is the PERFECT time to visit Savannah!).

Here are some more churches that I captured this past year. 

If you are in need of a wedding gift, and are pretty sure the couple needs a butter dish, then by all means go ahead and get them one! If you want a painting of the church where they married or maybe their first home, please visit my online store to order one!

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