Saturday, February 28, 2009

The art of fried seafood

Here we are on vacation in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. What's more fun than spending a rainy afternoon listening to blues and eating fried seafood?

I know, relaxing after eating the fried seafood.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Trinity Spotlight on Art

I was honored to be invited to participate again this year in Trinity School's 28th annual Spotlight on Art. This year's event featured over 350 local and national artists with approximately 7,500 pieces art. It's really quite an amazing event and lots of thanks go to Catherine Long and all the volunteers who make this a very smoothly run show and a great place to showcase our work for a good cause.

The show runs from February 17-21. Here is the website: Check out the video on their site as well. Part of the proceeds for the show goes to The Joseph Sams School in Fayetteville, Georgia. Hope you can come!

Here are just a few of the artists participating in the "Spotlight on Art" show.
Athlone, in spite of this photo, is actually a very personable, funny guy who happens to make very intense, socially conscious art. If you're in the neighborhood this Friday, check out Art Space International and Fleetwood Covington. Athlone will be there and maybe you can get him to smile...
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That's Sandy in the red vest. You can find her space easily because it's the one that always has people in it admiring her work. Sandy paints beautiful pastoral scenes of cows, sheep, cats and birds, all my favorite subjects. I've been an admirer of Sandy's work ever since me moved to Georgia and lucky me, Paul gave me one of her beautiful cow paintings for my birthday in December! I think maybe it's time to add some more to the collection...
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Linda's a new artist at Trinity this year. She does beautiful folk art paintings on tin ceiling panels.
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Moso, always with a laugh and a smile...
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Terrell's been using Facebook as an active art marketing tool.
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Darrell and I share a table. Love the new owls!
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Always popular in the Atlanta art scene, Ian is one of the first artists I purchased work from after moving here. I continue to enjoy his work. We both aspire to have one of our pieces featured on Oprah.
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Monday, February 16, 2009

Ready for my closeup...


We've been here in Tucker for just a little over four years. In the four years we've been here this is probably the neatest and cleanest the studio has looked. Yes, this is actually neat and clean for my studio... I think I'll take this photo with me to art shows this year so when people ask if they can come to my studio I can say no, but here's a lovely photo of it for you to enjoy...
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I just bought a new little digital camera that fits in my purse. I've been having fun messing around with some of the special effects on Picasa 3. I didn't really think I would ever have much interest in non-traditional photography, but this is pretty easy and requires no smelly sulphur for sepia toning. I really like the grain effect as well and I think Gnat the Cat looks pretty good!
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Sunday, February 15, 2009

It's my HIgh!


We spent a lovely Friday afternoon at the High Museum. The terracotta army exhibit was very interesting, Paul and I will have to return at least one more time before it ends in April. The weekend went by far too quickly and we put Sarah on her plane back to Buffalo this afternoon. It was a fun weekend with lots of good food and lots of ranting and raving about the usual subjects. Tater is going to miss having Sarah here because besides being nice to him (or her) she fed him (or her) goldfish crackers on the bed...Come back soon Sweetie!
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The Tate Man

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Tips for Snow Mountain

Might want to consider making one of your clothing layers shorts, t-shirt and flip flops since the high today is going to be 70.

Our good friend Sarah "Sweetie" Fallon is in town for the weekend from Buffalo. There's lots on the agenda for food, fun and frivolity with maybe even a trip to Snow Mountain just in case she starts feeling a little homesick!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

8 zillion blank canvases

Paul and I spent the day today reconfiguring our various living/working spaces. This has been an ongoing project let's say, um, FOREVER! I am moving my painting space from what will become our guest bedroom to the laundry room in the basement. By doing this I was faced with the task of packing up all the blank canvases I've accumulated over the last four years. Although 8 zillion may be a slight exaggeration, I think the actual number comes pretty darn close. I better get paintin'...

Saturday, February 7, 2009


Hi, welcome to my blog. I look forward to writing about whatever crosses my mind, and much of the time, that is art. And food. I live in Tucker, Georgia, near Atlanta, where the artist community is strong and food is delicious. So come back from time to time as I talk about those topics and others. I felt that my first post should have a picture of one of my best friends, Gnat the Cat. Thanks for visiting!