Monday, August 31, 2009

Photo like or dislike?

My daughter did this photo collage. Opinions please…
Keep or do a new one? My son said “Mom you look evil!”
Never enough hours in the day! Exhaustion setting in on these old bones…
Sorry ladies! I did have grand visions of myself running home after work effortlessly making dinner and tucking the kids in bed!
How does reality differ from the real thing! Two days of moving and my body is aching and more still needs to get done! About thirty trips up and down the stairs and I am exhausted! Running home to dinner; Huh that was just as fun, even with prep work at 5am, I am just getting to sit down to the computer now at 9:30! Anyway… I am supper grateful of this mean steak Johnny brought home yesterday. It has been so long since we had steak!! Hotdogs and macaroni can drive anyone insane! Than I did my cleaning up after dinner and now; more laundry too!
To all you strong woman I admire so much; How do you do it?
I stink at this! How am I supposed to make it through? Where can I find the working mom’s bible? Or a how to that works?
Well now that I got that out! I would like to say; “sorry” that I haven’t kept up with my posting. I am so jealous of all your progress…
Have a great night; I will post new photos asap.
love Caroline

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Rachel Gorman "Nostalgia Collection"

I so love this collection; I have a sweet spot in my heart for GHOSTS!!!

I just started a blog for the gallery; I am not sure if I like the Header or Not?
Opinions please Yea or Ney? Your help is always appreciated.

Such great weather here in Honesdale! Have a Great Day!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Artist Conk

Artist Conk: Patty Baker Smith

Artist Conk is a mushroom grown on hardwood trees usually staying for years. Artists use these mushrooms for painting on.

Information can be found on these sites:
Ganoderma applanatum at

I know I am putting a lot of her stuff on the blog! But I love her work, folk art is such a lost craft, and I am so happy to have her with us.
Great news, we have more work on its way!!! Intricate wood carvings…
I can’t wait.
The Philip Hone Gallery is going through a little reorganization the next two weeks. I hope to bring you more art and fun! Have a Great Day!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Matty Abbas Painting

Great news...
Another sold painting by Matty Abbas! You go Matty!

Unfortunate business:
I am canceling the Artist’s Lounge for the Month of August our Surprise speaker cancelled!
I am assuming this is part of business, but wow!! What a wrench in the bucket!
With just 5 days to go, back to school and another show in 2 wks… that I am working on for myself… I don’t think I can pull it all together in time.
If anyone has any suggestions for me, please send me a SOS.

Did Ben shut us down?

Sometime in the middle of the night! Our streaming live feed camera shut down.
Sorry to everyone who tried to logon!
We will be backup and running in no time!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

First Entry

My first entry for our Youth Encouragement Program, Our own Rachel Gorman and her entry is entitled: “Bodhi Tree”

Her Paragraph explaining the submittal:

“My piece is inspired by Buddhism and its traditions. Historically; the Bodhi tree is a sacred fig tree in India. Under this tree the founder of Buddhism, Siddhartha Gautama, first achieved enlightenment. Enlightenment is spiritual wisdom enabling clarity of perception. Wisdom can mean many different things as and can be achieved in many areas. However, enlightenment encompasses the idea of observing the world around you; perceiving life through all of your senses and understanding its meanings.”

I think this contest is going to be such a fun experience for the students and myself!
Starting the contest off with a great piece! kudos go out to Rachel.
Keep an eye out for our young Rachel Gorman; we have her work coming to the PH Gallery and it rocks!!

More news...

What a busy, busy week the store is bustling with excitement! Or does it just feel that way? I am getting a great selection of artists’ submittals this week.
I am so… determined to find the right artists for the gallery.

Going LIVE

This is my first attempt on linking the camera up; with high hopes for the future!

I will be streaming live;
I plan on interviews with local artists and in the future some “how to”
classes over the internet!
My launch date is still pending and will be determined in the next month..
with the interns; and the grants and a whole bunch of legal stuff!
I hope to share this all with my blogging friends.
Have a great weekend! Sincerely Caroline

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Drawing Circle~the begining

Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into. Wayne Dyer

Sometimes in life you just need to sit back and enjoy!
And I believe this will be my niche, my little something! My night out!
As you all know I love drawing and socializing!
What better way to celebrate being an artist then being with good friends
and doing what you love!
I am sure that in time this will grow to be a treasured event.
The night was a first for me. I had a wonderful time and learned a lot!

For those who aren’t familiar with what the drawing circle is:
I host a night for my artists…
Where we come together for drawing, we have a clothed model, and enjoyable music… and we just sit back with our sketch pads and draw!
I have iced tea and fresh coffee brewing with pastries, cake, cookies and fresh fruit!
And for those of us who wish… wine is available for a donation.
There is no fee, but I do ask for everyone to donate a tip to the model….

Monday, August 17, 2009

The Drawing Circle

Announcing our Free Event:
The Drawing Circle
Date: Tuesday August 18th 2009
Location: The Philip Hone Gallery
Time: 5pm-9pm
We will be having a drawing night!! I am providing the model!!
Bring your sketch pads and pencils!
I have plenty of chairs but unfortunately; no easels yet…
I will be serving coffee and cake.
(the model will be wearing clothing)
I have sent this post out in the paper, but I haven’t seen it published anywhere!
There is so much going on lately, I guess my press just got lost.
I am going to put out a last minute blitz….
Hope to see you there!

Sunday, August 16, 2009


I had one great weekend.
My father came up to visit, I got nothing accomplished, but I nourished my soul! I made a big, Italian Sunday Dinner and just got done with dishes! I am uploading some pictures…. One is of my daughter in the hospital, a photo of her from the Emily’s Boutique photo shoot, and my drawing of her.
It’s not finished yet; but those who know me, I suffer from that artist thing where I hardly ever finish! Is there anyone else… this way?

A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it.-- George Moore
To all my friends keep creating!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Connections Magazine Show...

This is Catherine Phillips one of the Artists in the show, with her watercolor entitled: Basket of Love. (NFS)
Catherine is down to earth, friendly and super talented. She is one of those warm, kind people; that when you meet; you instantly like!
I wish her great success in the weeks to come!

Words of Wisdom:

You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them. ~Desmond Tutu

As most of you know this has been one crazy week. The Connections show was a great success! Over one hundred people visited our little gallery!
I have been receiving, nothing but compliments about our artists! Kudos Ladies…. Continue inspiring us!
I am still waiting for more photographs…

Monday, August 10, 2009

Vincent Van Gogh Cypresses

Vincent Van Gogh Cypresses 1889
While I am home and not at the gallery, I continue my studies with Van Gogh.

I find his work and life fascinating.

The movement within the tree and landscape continues to impress his sheer genius upon me.
I thought you might enjoy it.

This painting was done while he was a patient in the asylum at Saint-Remy.
Which gives me plenty of encouragement!
That which does not kill us…
makes us stronger!!
I will be back to the Gallery tomorrow,
Keep Creating! Sincerely Caroline

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Thank you

The Artist: Kuki

Culture is something you cannot buy, something you cannot import, something you cannot learn or produce at will. A writer, an artist or musician cannot sit down and say 'Now I will produce culture.' Culture is something that evolves out of the simple, enduring elements of everyday life; elements most truthfully expressed in the folk arts and crafts of a nation.
- Thor Hansen

A very, large, grateful, Thank you!!
I am so honored to have such great people working with and for us!
We had a little family crisis this past week, my daughter Ashley was suffering with sever pains and rushed to the hospital, where they discovered that her appendix had ruptured. I was at the Gallery working away for the Connections Mag. Show when I heard the news. Suddenly my life became a crazy mess! Rushing between my daughter & the show became almost more than I could handle. But I am happy to report that all is well!
My Ashley came out of Surgery, a success, and after a day of hospital rest she is home today.
My great friends Bob Nell and Jim Rickert came to my rescue and did the show for me. I am so grateful for having met these awesome guys!
They entertained and worked their butts off.
I would also like to acknowledge my new good friends who also helped me put together the show: Ms. Patty Baker-Smith and Donnie Schmidt!
I am excited with the new direction we are taking. I believe you will all enjoy the new Art at the Gallery!
The Connections Magazine Show consisting of four Artists…is now at the Gallery! All the juicy details of the event to follow…

Sunday, August 2, 2009

My Shining star, a sneak peak!

I met this really talented mother her name is Patty! I am so excited...

I have to talk about her!!! She might become my newest artist?
She also has 4 kids and an artist!!!! Today was part of the open studio tour put on by the Wayne County Arts Alliance.
Its like holy shoot it really could happen, I have found my mentor, the problem is; she is too young…. Hardly a day older than me, but miles ahead of my time.
I really admire her. Anyway here is her link. A fantastic artist her work totally rocks….
All of her work is done by hand, wood carving and all. The pictures don't do any justice for her work. When you see the paintings in person, its like WOW!!

I believe she will be the star in my Gallery.
I hope you enjoy!