Monday, November 24, 2014

Giving Thanks

"Backlit Jack." Oil on Canvas, 20 x 20 inches.

Hello everyone!

I have written at least four blog posts since my last one - unfortunately, they were all written in my head, not on my key board. I guess it's hard for you to read my thoughts, huh? Yeah. So here's one you can actually read. (hopefully)

Lots of upcoming shows! In East Nashville:

In Twentynine Palms, I will be part of the Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition. The opening reception is on Friday, December 5th, from 5 to 8 pm. I will also have a booth outside near the 29 Palms Inn on Saturday, December 6th from 10 to 4 and Sunday, December 7th from 10 to 3 pm. I hope you will come out to visit me if you are in the high desert! I will have new giclee reproductions for sale along with recent original paintings of desert animals. I am working on some smaller, affordable original works that would make really nice gifts for the holiday season.

The holidays can be a hectic time of year. I hope you will take a moment to list some things you are thankful for. Here is my list, in no particular order:
Things I am thankful for....
1. My husband, who tolerates my art obsession and still loves me.
2. My family, who know all of my shortcomings and still love me.
3. My friends. I really have some amazing people who call me a friend. Wow. I am lucky.
4. My dog. Pono - who drives me nuts but makes me laugh every single day.
5. Collectors of my art - you are the people who make it possible for me to keep painting, and I am so so grateful for you.
6. Appreciators of my art - even if you can't afford to buy my art, or you just don't have the space, I value your feedback and encouragement.
7. Gallery owners who show and help me sell my art. I am so thankful for your help.
8. My blog readers - you!!!
9. Desert critters. Of all sorts
10. A warm house
11. Hot tea
12. Good music.
13. Paint and brushes.
14. Warm slippers

My list could be a lot longer, but I think I got the important ones down. What is one thing you are thankful for this November? Leave a comment and let me know, because I do love to hear from you.

Happy Thanksgiving, my dears!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Hwy. 62 Art Tours and other fall things

"Strict Carnivore." Oil on Canvas, 35 x 40 inches

The Hwy 62 Art Tours are over! I am so grateful to everyone who took the time to bump down our dusty dirt road and visit my studio!!! It was a busy two weekends, with visitors from all over California, Nevada, Oregon, Canada, Arizona, and even a few folks from overseas. Incredible! A big thank you, also, to those who purchased a piece of my art. Without appreciators and art buyers, I can't keep doing what I do. I am so thankful to you all. >insert sloppy kisses here<

My next group show is at the Town Burr Gallery in Burbank, CA. It's called "Highway 2 - the journey and the destination." It opens this Saturday, November 8th from 5 to 8 pm. I will have three desert animal paintings in the show, if you happen to be near Burbank. I hope you will stop by to see it!

The rain we had in September has provided us with some lovely fall blooms. Red Amaranth, yellow Chinchweed, and yellow brittlebush.

Pretty stuff, but I'm allergic to most of it. Oh well.

Happy Fall, my lovely blog readers!