Monday, October 28, 2013

Wish Granted!

Wish Granted!

This weekend I celebrated my birthday with family.  In addition to being showered with artful gifts:  photo lights, gift cards for art supplies, money for Bloom True art e-course (thank you to my loving & supportive family), something totally unexpected and amazing happened!  My birthday wish came TRUE in under an hour!

I've wished on birthday candles since I was a little girl and some wishes came true, others didn't.  But I have never had a wish been granted so quickly!  When blowing out my candles, I wished that someone would buy the two "artful avenue" paintings I had in the Del-Ray-Geous art show.  I knew the show was closing this weekend and as of Thursday evening, nobody had bought either painting.  
I made my wish around 8:00 p.m. on Friday and around 9:00 p.m.,  I received a congratulatory email from the curators of the show saying that BOTH of my pieces had SOLD!  WOW--those must have been some strong wishes and powerful candles!  To top it off, when we went to the closing reception yesterday, we found out that my daughter Zoe made her first sale!  Congratulations Zoe and thank you Dawn and Maxine!  Hope your wishes come true!  Gotta remember where I bought those candles!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Celebrating Autumn Abundance!

May the beauty and abundance of autumn surround you!  This is an amazing time of year and my personal favorite.  You can't help but notice the abundance of natural beauty as the leaves change from green to bright yellow, vibrant orange, and rich crimson or how the sun casts a warm, soft glow in the afternoon sky. I am choosing to focus on abundance this autumn.  I am inviting abundance into my life and enjoying and appreciating life's fullness and richness!  I am celebrating the abundance of autumn with walks through the woods, time with my family, cooking and creating!  I hope you will join me!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Del-Ray-Geous Weekend!

Del-Ray-Geous Opening Weekend!

Thanks to Lesley and Dawn for curating a great show and hosting an awesome opening night! The Del-Ray-geous Show runs from October 4-27 at the Del Ray Artisans Gallery in Del Ray, Alexandria.
Closing reception and awards take place October 27, 3-6pm.  I have two mixed media pieces in the show, "Artful Avenue 1" and "Artful Avenue 2!"  Be sure to vote if you come by!

Art on the Avenue Artist Demonstration!

I truly enjoyed my first time doing a live painting demonstration!  I've painted in front of students before when I've taught classes. I paint in front of my family and friends on a regular basis.  But this was the first time I've ever painted in front of a huge crowd of friendly strangers!  It was a sunny, hot October day in Del Ray and hundreds of people showed up to partake in the Art on the Avenue festivities!  I demonstrated painting and collage, showing whoever was interested how I create my "Artful Avenues." I had fun chatting with everyone who stopped by my tent and especially loved engaging the children who were oh so happy to help me cut out windows and doors for my colorful buildings!  I would definitely do this again!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Artful Avenues!

Join me at the Del Ray Artisans this Friday, October 4th from 7-10 pm for the Opening Reception of "Del-Ray-geous"!  This show celebrates the fun, unique, and art-rageous personality of the Del Ray neighborhood!  I have two mixed media pieces in the show, "Artful Avenue 1" and "Artful Avenue 2!"   I will also be doing an "artist demonstration" from 2-3 pm in front of the Del Ray Artisan Gallery at Del Ray's huge annual art event, "Art on the Avenue!"  Hope to see you this weekend!