Saturday, October 31, 2009


I love this artist:

I started the day running in full speed with the little ones..
I had a little witch, a ninja, a hippie and a big baby!!
Such a creative little bunch…
Those words heard around the country today!
I love Halloween!

How was it in your neighborhood?
Was it a Wash out?
Our day was full of on and off rain!
The children weren’t out like they used to be!
I hope you all had better attendance then we did?
We found out rather late, our town put out an order
not trick or treating till 5-7pm!!
What about the little, little ones!
My children are done, by that time!
At the gallery…
We decorated, primed and primed ourselves
My girlfriend and I were all dressed up as Witches
And then came the rain!
I ended up eating too much candy and drinking way too much
Ghoul drink…
Sales were great but..
We ended up going home early!
Hope you had a great Halloween!


For all those art lovers…We have a great show planned Thursday Night!
The Connections Magazine Artscene Show!
Four great new artists
Come meet them!
November 5th 5-7 pm
At the Philip Hone Gallery…

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Growing and Changing...

Photo: The snowy morning...
and my favorite neighborhood gang!

"If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living."
Gail Sheehy

Learning to juggle, learning the business and running the house are the latest changes in my life...
Hope this post finds you all enjoying life!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Autumn Days!

These photos are from my community: Wallenpaupack Lake Estates.
I am so in love with the countryside here and…
my new home; Honesdale!
The fall foliage is dancing all around us here, the cold air is creeping close.
The old architecture, the charming churches and all the great little shops a great walk around in this fall weather!
Lucky to have moved here! The people are so kind and friendly too.

Feeling Grateful; sharing a great poem:

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

Melody Beattie quotes

So back to the home front:
My day off was spent painting so…
Today I am trying to catch up on all my cleaning & laundry.
Yuk! Have a great day!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

A fun painting.

Refreshing my soul and painting:
Spent the day doing a loose rendering of my friends dog Sara; this whole style of being free and fun with the paint is new for me...
Posting these photos for your opinions:
Am I going in the right direction?
Either way I had fun doing this!
I am still working on this; I have all the details to do yet.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Welcome: Phil Rachelson

A big warm welcome to the talented Phil Rachelson. I am truly excited to have Phil as one of our new artists! I am happy to announce that he is relocating here from the big apple! I am so lucky to have met him and his wife, wishing them the best of luck on their new adventures!

Monday, October 12, 2009

It’s been a long two weeks!

Finally a day off!!! I guess this is living the dream. A little tired and extremely grateful to all my staff for the great support doing the Art21 Series and the Honesdale Harvest Festival!!
A great big Kudos and Thank you, to the "Gallery Girls"
Big hats and enjoying cocktails!
Hope to share with everyone our new artwork!
October 13th Tuesday Night is the “Drawing Circle”
5-8pm, bring your sketch pad!
October 23rd Zentangle Demonstration
November 3rd Connections Show!!
I will be updating the site this week with all the details.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Looking forward to Harvest & Heritage Days!
This weekend we will be having a blast!! The trees are turning into their spectacular fall colors, hayrides, pumpkins, cornstalks and scarecrows…October 10th from 9-5pm and October 11th 9-4pm!

Strolling down the sidewalks …and tons of craft vendors!
A year ago, this weekend I found out all about Honesdale. I was so impressed with all the great stuff!
I was determined to start doing something for myself!
Thus… the beginning of “my journey to Neverland,” who would have guessed how great this turned out!
Wow!... little would I know I would have a store here!
What a wonderful detour in my life!
I love every minute here in this charming town, the people are great and the scenery is… breathtaking at this time of year!
I wish I wasn’t working this weekend, I’d love to join you, there are a ton of fabulous new shops all over town!
Either way… Weather prevailing; the events are great for the children, and the shopping is even better for mom! Just some of the great things going on in Honesdale this weekend:
The Connections Magazine will be having face painting for the children in front of the Honesdale National Bank’s Corporate Center.

Hay rides will be in front of the Wayne Bank 1-4pm on Saturday … For more information, and all the events; please check out this page:

While you’re making your way through town, stop in and say hi!
I am looking forward meeting all my neighbors!

This is the post from the PHG website, trying to put the blog on there....
I've been working on the website trying to add some html, having problems, please be patient with me... I will get it EVENTUALLY!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Friday Night Showing!

PBS Art 21
Come Celebrate Art and Watch
This ground breaking series with us!
Friday October 9th 6-10pm!
Refreshments Served

We will be watching two of the four episodes at the Philip Hone Gallery.
742 Main Street Honesdale , PA 18431 (570)-253-5577

I look forward to meeting new friends!

Art21 Access ’09 is an international screening initiative created to increase knowledge of contemporary art, ignite dialogue, and inspire creative thinking through hundreds of public screenings and events that tailor the ideas presented in the series to the interests and concerns of local audiences. Through in-depth profiles and interviews, the four-part series reveals the inspiration, vision and techniques behind the creative works of some of today’s most thought-provoking artists.

A little teaser:

Check out all the Season 5 previews

Fantasy & Transformation will be showing at the PHG:

Art21 Access ’09 events are presented in partnership with Americans for the Arts as part of National Arts and Humanities Month, the largest annual celebration of the arts and humanities in the nation, held every October. An updated list of Art21 Access ’09 events and venues worldwide can be found at

United States
This event is part of Art21 Access ‘09, a celebration of contemporary art and Season 5 of Art:21-Art in the Twenty-First Century sponsored by Art21. Art21 Access 09 is held at over 300 museums, schools, libraries, art spaces, and community centers and is organized in collaboration with Americans for the Arts’ National Arts and Humanities Month. International
This event is part of Art21 Access ‘09, a celebration of contemporary art and Season 5 of Art:21-Art in the Twenty-First Century sponsored by Art21. Art21 Access 09 is held at over 300 museums, schools, libraries, art spaces, and community centers around the world.

If any further information is needed; please call Caroline Denaro 570-253-5577!
* I did post this on both the blogs!