Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!  Hope everyone is recovering from hurricane Sandy!  Here are our carved creations for 2012.  We had fun hosting a costume party for our daughter and her friends.  We turned our basement into a haunted house.  More pix to come soon...

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Autumn Inspiration!

Words to live by... as seen in front of a local high school.  Live each day to the fullest!

Enjoying the gorgeous autumn views of Skyline Drive with my family!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Artful Apple Picking!

Autumn is my favorite time of year!  I love the rich oranges, reds, yellows...the cool, crisp air...the tastes and smells of apple cider and pumpkin pie...the fun celebrations of birthdays & Halloween...I love our fall family traditions of apple picking and pumpkin patching...Here are a few photos from our most recent apple picking adventure!  Remember, when apple picking...
Reach high...
 Pick a good one...
 Fill your basket & enjoy the view...
bake something yummy!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Sweet Success!

The "Sweet 'n Salty" Show Opening on Friday was a huge success with over 150 visitors!

We spent a fun evening at the Del Ray Artisans Gallery greeting guests, admiring art, and chatting with fellow DRA members!  Lots of positive feedback and comments on the two pieces I have in the show "Celebrate" and "Take a BITE out of LIFE!" Here I am with friend, co-worker, curator, and fellow artist Amanda Wright.  Don't forget to stop by the show...it runs through October 28th.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Sweet 'n Salty: New Art--New Show!

"It Runs in the Family" show just ended.  Thank you Michelle for the awesome placement of the Tury Family Portrait (front and center as you enter the gallery) and the wonderful compliment (I love your piece and wanted to showcase it--it's the signature piece of the show). 

 The next show at the Del Ray Artisan Gallery is "Sweet 'n Salty" and runs from October 5-28.  Join me at the opening reception this Friday, October 5th from 7-10 p.m.  The sweet 'n salty theme inspired two new mixed media pieces that I created for this show. "Take a BITE of LIFE" has a carnival theme and features a juicy apple as the main subject.  "Celebrate"is one of my 3-d cakes complete with real candle.  This month I will be celebrating the 6th year in my creative journey.  It was almost 6 years ago that I signed up for my first painting class as an adult.  A birthday gift to myself with the encouragement of my husband Paul.  The first painting I did was of a slice of birthday cake, complete with 3-d frosting.  I have been happily painting ever since!  Thanks Paul!  Time to Celebrate!