Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Mis Hermanas Show

I'm so excited to be invited by Jill Pankey to be included in this fabulous show at the new Square One Studio!!

Please come and join the talented Mis Hermanas at Square One, including works of art from Jill Pankey, Barbara German, Diana Hendricks, Roxana Tuff, Monica Alfonso, Teri Evans Palmer and other well known artists from Texas State University in San Marcos, TX. These women will be displaying a variety of art, rich in color and form, oil on canvas, drawings, pen and inks, and ink paintings. Bob Pankey will be serving his wine and entertainment will be provided by Terry Jack Johnson. The show starts on First Friday in December (Dec. 2) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Refreshments, food, wine and art, a great way to spend the first weekend of December. Art work will be sold Friday and Saturday at studio prices, which is dicounted from retail. The show will be curated by Jill Pankey.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Loving a new medium + my speaking engagement

"Gathering Grapes" 20x26
I am really having fun with alcohol ink! The link for this amazing medium is here.

"Seek Wisdom" 20x26
I really was at a standstill with mixed media and turned fully to ink for awhile. In fact, 6 new original ink paintings will be in a show in downtown Bryan December 2nd for First Friday at Square One! Jill Pankey and her husband are the new owners and have turned what was a restaurant into a gallery/studio/and loft living space. Very cool! I can't wait until they are here full time!!

Today was a milestone kind of day! I was asked to speak to the University Womens' Club Art Interest Group! I did it! I went to the 'edge of my box' and had a great time meeting so many wonderful women. They were so gracious asking many questions and making me feel comfortable. YAY!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Rx for Inspiration

How many opportunities do you get one on one time with your grown children? My son and I got to take a very special trip together. I found this was the perfect prescription for inspiration that I desperately needed!! My mind was as blank as the white canvases I had been staring at for a few weeks. We found an airline special and hopped on a plane to Calgary, Canada to see some very special friends.

Only 3 and 1/2 hours from Houston to Canada!! Wow!
Our friends went out of their way to make us feel special and loved......chocolate on the pillow and towel sculpture greeted me!!
Elbow Falls.....the scenery was amazing, inspiring......Majestic!
We even visited the set where the movie Lonesome Dove was filmed!
This spa/sauna was in a hotel in Canmore.
A little humor along the way....
Lake Louise....where soon, when the lake freezes over, there will be a myriad of activities on the frozen lake like hockey, ice fishing, & cross country skiing. It's hard to wrap my Texas mind around water freezing that thick for all that to happen!
Riding the gondola to the top at Banff. Just a little chilly up there...brrrr.
Fresh snow.

A trip I never thought possible........