Flower and Website Updates

February Flower: Violet Colored Pencil 8 x 10 inches I may not have been updating my work recently, but I have been busy! The colored pencil piece above is the February Flower: Violet…so that means I’m still…about 5 months behind. By September, I’ll be 7 behind at this rate…or I guess 5 ahead. It’s just how my mind works, so no need to try to figure it out. I’m working on a lily of the valley flower, which is not even the flower for March. Oh well…at least it’s one in the series. (I’ve completed the ones for Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb). I have also been updating my website and trying out sitekreator. I used to update my website pretty frequently when I used yahoo, but there was something that I wanted to use that yahoo would not allow…and now I can’t even remember what that was. It might have been an EASY sleek slideshow application that I am

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Carnation: Almost…Finished?

I never posted my photos from Portugal! It was a beautiful place and I took over 300 photos. I may have to do a few paintings from the pictures I took, including local flora, beautiful coastal areas, gorgeous architecture and even a man trying unsuccessfully to rescue his small, sinking boat. I’m now in California for a short trip and will be on my way back home Thursday night for another trip to visit my in-laws for the weekend. It will be busy, but I tend to prefer being busy than not. As you know, I like to freak people out on the plane by sharpening my colored pencils with a battery operated pencil sharpener. (I really don’t like to freak them out…I’m so paranoid someone will say something to me to get me to stop, so I try not to sharpen them too often!) On a similar note regarding pencil sharpeners and airplanes, if you bring a battery operated

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Portugal is beautiful…

…or so I’ve been told. I’ve been in Lisbon for 36 hours and I haven’t stepped foot outside of the hotel. I’m here for work (my day job), so I’ve been busy with meetings, email, and teleconferences. Oh…I did have dinner outside the hotel room, so I’ve been inside a taxi (I’m glad I don’t have to drive here…I’m not sure if I’d be comfortable riding a bike much less a car on the narrow streets here with cars parallel parked on the side of the road) and I’ve been inside of a restaurant – Lisboa a Noite – very good food. I hope to venture out sometime soon and actually be able to work on some art!

To my Father

So, I was going to write a beautiful poem or something for today. Today marks 3 years since we lost our dad. I was pregnant with my daughter, who shares his birthday, April 11th. I think it’s very appropriate to include him on here, because it really is because of him that I got back into my art. I remember doing something for high school or college for art, and bringing it downstairs for Mom and Dad to look at. He actually bought one of my first pieces before I even graduated college. He was always silent about it, not giving much encouragement, but any that he shared, I cherish. My first award was a portrait of him (1st prize). In memory of my dad, I was looking for some unique symbol…something that was out of the ordinary and didn’t just say “Dad” or “In memory”, etc. As I was racking my brain, I thought of the perfect symbol…a katydid.

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November Art&Soul Happenings

You are cordially invited to two evenings of celebration at Art & Soul Beginning withThe Holiday Extravaganzafollowed byOur Art & Soul 1st Anniversary Party!Be the first to preview our new artwork and creations for the holiday seasonand help us celebrate a very successful first year as a cooperative art gallery. Holiday Extravaganza Thursday, November 6 5:00pm – 9:00pm********First Anniversary Party Friday, November 7 7:00pm – 9:00pm******** 122 W. Clay Street, Mebane, NC 27302 919-563-2300 http://www.artandsoulmebane.com For more information on “Holiday Extravagana” which includes Art & Soul along with other downtown Mebane merchants please visit http://www.downtownmebane.com/index.html