Friday, May 29, 2009

A sad goodbye.

An avid supporter to our local youth and the biggest champion for education; Ellen Silberlicht has left our gallery, with great sadness to us, she will truly, be missed!
I have always loved her work! Her imagination is childlike, like twirling through wonderland, along with Alice! This artist has done so much for the gallery and our community; with her time, support, and friendship!
Vibrant, off the wall, alive, and truly fun; please give her work a glimpse!
It was great working with you!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Changing Direction for Neverland

Dream Big!
Changing Direction.
Between the kids fighting, the economy; the laundry building up by the foot… not to mention 3 inches of dust around the house…. And did I mention my poor neglected husband….. Running around cleaning like alunatic; dealing with screaming children; “Why do I have to help? None of my friends help around the house?” The stuff teenagers say to get out of doing their choirs….. everyday the same arguments; don’t they ever give up? Well… Does it ever get easier?
After three months of continual up’s and down’s…
All this running around, sleep depevation and self-doubt….
And the studio is in a “holding pattern” I’m not sure of which exit…
All I can do is walk in the right direction, pray; and have the faith to trust God, to bring it around! And…
I have all of you, my wonderful friends, I thankyou! for everything, just coming here and even the littlest comments were appreciated! I don’t know what I would do without all of you, and your support. Even when, I just wanted to quit and collapse you continued to support me and cheered me on! I am truly grateful for all of you! You are all such amazing women whom I really admire.

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” - Unknown

The question from me to you is… What now for neverland?
There are so many wonderful art websites are out there, I don’t have an agenda or a fancy plan like them. My plan is simple; I am going to keep moving in the right direction;
Toward Art!!!
Forward, with new ideas, maybe…Daily Drawings? The Latest hottest Artists? Video interviews, How to draw; How to paint?
Here’s where I ramble:
I am sitting here really thinking about what I could do that could help people, with the skills of an artist? Or maybe… What they need vs. what I want to give them! I know what I want from a site, but I haven’t found it yet. So create it?
Now: with this post I am starting the next phase; a website that I can do a bunch of different things on. “Which I have purchased my domain, and started!!!”

One of many….The problem:
I just want to do everything! I love art! I love everything about Art! The wonderful exotic personalities of the artists themselves, their medium, their passion and finally their masterpieces! So, I hope to take you all on this journey of learning and exploring… This time unlike high school, I want to learn more than ever! I will experiment with new stuff and see how & where it goes.
The first step; I will be doing is practicing my drawing, it’s very rusty. I am shooting for sketching everyday one hour? Not enough? Maybe, I’ll try and shoot some video? Go live?
Later; I will also be giving a little lesson or two for a friend of mine; maybe you can join in with us or not?
Here’s to enjoying everyday and doing what you LOVE!
Thank you again! (sorry for the rambling)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Memories Preserved

Wow, I have been so busy, busy, busy! I keep saying I will fill you all in on the new details… but, the truth is I am just trying to juggle all my commitments and finalizing the last details! I hope my computer guy will come in this week and have me up and running! Hopefully there will be a bigger and better site!
More from the connections show:
Another artist whose work I love is Lucille Norella, she is so passionate about what she does, and it shows!
Her work starts off in her garden; where she waters, feeds, prunes, and cares for her flowers. Then the arrangements are mounted on archival paper. Her arranging is a reminder of a time, long past. A time where meandering and memories were preserved with great care and left down to the younger generation. They would make perfect pieces for the restored Victorian Home.
When you see them, they look fantastic, but there is a secret…and you’ll just have to come in and see for yourself…give it guess!
Continually on the look out for immerging talent, she is a true inspiration for our “up and coming” artists in the community. Hope you enjoy today’s pictures!
I miss you all! Keep on creating! sincerely Caroline

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Some photos from Connection's Magazine Show

Some photos from Connection's Magazine Show...

Here are some tasty tid-bits from the show! Two photographs by local artist Sara Zigon: She’s currently in college with her own photography business; and btw her wedding photo portfolio rocks. Besides all that! She is just a pleasure! Wouldn’t mind working with her again! A wonderful personality! I'll post more photos again tomorrow!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

First week at the Philip Hone Gallery

Sorry, I haven’t been to neverland, well, the blog anyway! The carpenter finally showed up! Yeah!!!!! Jump for Joy!! All the molding is finally complete. Now no more excuses, I will be painting trim all week long! Yuk….
I am still uncertain what “date” would be the best for the opening. I need more finances to complete the rest! I still need to get the signs made up, inventory for the storefront; and the cameras for the teaching room, anyone know someone who can help me with grants? Writing them?
I’ve enjoyed a full week working at the Philip Hone Gallery. This was my first week alone at the helm! I definitely have “a way to go”; physically I am shot! My legs have swollen up again.
This isn’t what I need right now. I need to recommit to eating right, but I have such issues with that whole healthy eating thing! Yes the juicing works, but how boring!!!! If anyone has suggestions of new; gluten & dairy free foods that actually taste good? tell me! PLEASE !!
Back to the Gallery News:
Wow, as a mother who has been in kiddy land for the last 20years, even thou I was tired, at the same time I was elated and inspired just being in the company of other artists. I have met so many inspiring people I can’t wait to share them all with you, hopefully in stories to come!
The Connections Show:
The Connections Magazine’s Artscene show was a Success! Well as far as I am concerned! I am glad that I stayed after my shift and hung around. They had four fantastic artists showing their work, a fairly diverse group; two photographers, an artistic gardener, and a collage artist.
Good food, wine, and new friends, the perfect ingredients for a fantastic night!
Maybe next time you can come with me! ! I have posted some pictures I loved from the night of the show,ENJOY!!!
#081 Me & Jimmy; my angel who helped me get thru!!
#099 The rainbow that showed up “just for me”
#100 My friend Bob “the rainbow” who helped close the show!
The night was great fun, I am tired and going to rest so thank you for helping, You know who you are! I’ll post more photos of the artists and their work tomorrow!
Thanks for stopping in and for all the support!! Love Caroline

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mothers Day!!

I had a real bad day yesterday, and I am still so depressed, but when I came here all of the crap disappeared!! I know it isn't done yet and I have along journey ahead. I am glad I came here to slow down, take a deep breathe and remember how lucky I truly am! Life is Great!
I hope you all enjoy your Mother's Day Weekend!! The studio is coming around finally! Monday the carpenter is supposed to show up! I truly hope this will be it!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Hollywood Movie Filming

Here I am in the small Pennsylvanian town of Honesdale, the last place one would think a big Hollywood director would choose to make his movie! Upon a closer look this town is charming and filled with one of a kind art & antique stores, mom & pop dinners and great food around every corner. Why not, this is the perfect small town!
Everyone is waiting and pacing for the movie company to make their move! Full of electricity & excitement the locals gather around the town hopeful to catch a glimpse of a big star!
My studio & the other local businesses were asked to leave all their lights on tonight, they are shooting a top secret movie in front of the building! Wow, I have more than enough work to do but looking out my window, waiting for them to come has gotten the best out of my creativity. I’m not sure how much artwork I will get tonight. The full moon is on her way… my evil twin artist will emerge... Tie me up, Please…

Thursday, May 7, 2009

The PERFECT Barbie

This was on a friends blog and I just had to show you all!
I'm not sure how to link back to the page where I got it from... still learning that stuff, Hope I can find it later, and give her credit.
Today: I am off to the hospital. I finally got that appointment with a Rheumatologist! I hope they will finally figure this whole health thing out!! Wish me luck.... till later have a beautiful day!! love caroline

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Opinion for cushion cover.

Trendy Cover for seat?
Dear hip and trendy friends your opinion is needed desperately!
I am covering that old chair seat and was asking which of the three patterns would be the best?
It is in my little office with the big flower chalk board mural.
Just leave an opinion, don’t have any cool little check list…

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Wonderful Weekend

Exhilarated begining:
Here I am exhausted drained and exhilarated at the same time, my first week at the gallery. Wow, I don’t know where to start, but I can say “finally working in and around art is where I belong.” Working two days straight with no sleep to mention, I was amazed that I was still moving. Well, when the night was over I clasped. Then… I slept a full day away, not sure if it was a bug, or just maybe not strong enough yet? (Health wise)
Either way:
The show was wonderful; the work amazing, the concept was from our local artist & teacher, evolving the high school children. I will be posting all about it this coming week!

Studio NEWS: No new work this week! I am hoping to hire another person to take charge of the project! All work has stopped and I am pissed!

This is the difficult part we were doing this work our selves, most of it anyway…but we all work jobs!! Yes being a mother of four is a full time job!
Three months have passed; my scheduled opening is Memorial Weekend, what else can I do? My husband and son have done fantastic so far, but I have a ton of finishing to-do!! With my MS, painting ceilings is out of the question, electric is not my gig!! Thus trying to find someone to help without raking my last bit of savings is the dilemma! Help wanted ad is bringing nothing but lunatics from far-off! So hopefully… this contractor will except the offer and finish this place!

So I can actually draw & paint there! In time for an opening!
There is a major art fair the same Memorial weekend date, in front of my building, which would work out fantastic for me as my opening date! Taking on too much???
All my excitement is for the opening, but I don’t know if I can actually pull it off!
I am posting some sketches… Just playing around with a drawing of my daughter…..
I am going to start cleaning up and getting this place back together! So I can start all over again Monday morning!!! Wish me luck! Thank you for all of your support!