Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year to All!

Happy New Year to All!

Just so excited about getting my first cover!
I wanted to share it with you!
The crazy lady in the hat is me, the drawing on the cover of
Connections Magazine is a drawing I did of Marilyn Monroe!
If you’d like to read the article:

May the good Lord bless you, all the days in the coming New Year!

The New Blog of Daily Works of Art from the Philip Hone Gallery:

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Philip Jostrom

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When I get so hurried with life and the emergencies of the day, I forget what really matters!
I am one of those people who need that quiet time each day to refresh my soul.
Emerson’s quote is just the perfect reminder for me today!

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Again today I am posting the same post as I did here:
Newly dedicated to my artists(my inspiration) and words of inspiration!
I pray you enjoy this new blog!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Daily Inspiration at

Artist: Laura Sullivan

Again today I am posting the same post as I did here:
Newly dedicated to my artists(my inspiration) and words of inspiration!
I pray you enjoy the blog!

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
-- Marianne Williamson

Sunday, December 27, 2009

a new purpose for other blog...

The Artist is Liz Gembraski who is the first artist that will be on the newly repurposed blog:

To all my dear friends and family:
I wish to take this moment to:
Thank You!
This year has been an electrifying whirlwind for me;
Meeting such a great team of artists;
Whose friendship, talent and great compassion for life;
Graciously giving me the support
& kindness that I need
each day!
Has inspired me into a new realm of my own life!
Each day has been filled with fun…
Excitement, Joy, Craziness, Passion, Love…
Through the Ups & Downs
Amongst the challenges,
You have been there…
I am learning so much!
How do I begin to thank all of you?
For the encouragement
My words can’t express the gratitude
I feel!
It would be impossible for me to be
The person I am today,
Without your support & friendship!
A great big:
Thank you!
From the bottom of my heart!!!

A new purpose for old blog:
As most artists: I love looking at others work
and getting inspired to
Work harder on my own works!
I hope to
post daily the artwork
and quotes that inspire me!

All the artwork will be from the artists
around the PH gallery and in my community!
I hope to inspire you as I have been inspired!
Please enjoy it!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Wishing you all the Best this Holiday Season!

As my dear friend Pat warned me; “there is a season for everything” here in the Artist community! Obviously I am going through the busy, busy Holiday Crunch Time! We’ve had event after event and the gallery is glowing in the Christmas Spirit!
Dressed in her finest trimmings…
Ready for the merry shoppers!
A big thank you goes out to Ms. Olivia Tolson who’s beautiful “Hand-carved and Hand painted” Statues & Ornaments decorate our gallery.
Photos are of her Santas! (((Love)))
I hope she recuperates from the “winter flu bug” and is back to her cheerful self in no time!
I am so blessed to have greatest people working in this field.
Another great big “Thank you!” goes out to all my friends and clients who continue to make The Philip Hone Gallery a success!
I wish you a Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Season...

This Painting is a very special piece from Gloria Forelli. This won the Knickerbocker Award!!! I am officially honored to have her with us! I am sure you would agree, this is one heck of a painting! Check out the detail! An amazing painting by a truly amazing woman!” I am not sure if she will get angry with me for posting it? Her spirit is strong, kind and obviously talented beyond compare. Anyone interested in a GiecleĆ© contact the Philip Hone Gallery.
You all know it’s the Season! How I love it!! However, I have been so busy, busy, busy!
I miss talking with you all more than you can imagine! The artist community is growing with leaps and bounds. I am challenged to figure out how to do this all!
I recently posted an add on craigs list for a partner!!!
Sad but true, ok don’t laugh!
More than anything I wanted to just “Thank You” all for your continued support, hardwork, and know that I am truly grateful for this wonderful opportunity!
The warm wishes & prayers are a blessing I will never forget!
May you all survive and thrive in this wonderful season!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Olivia Tolson comes to Philip Hone Gallery

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. ~Buddha

The pictures are of the wood carvings by Olivia Tolson as I was unpacking, hope you enjoy!!!

Sorry, I haven’t been posting regularly….
I have a show Dec. 17th Thursday 5-7pm. Hope I can get some new work done!
I will try to post my work for you to see. Until then here is a little tidbit for the gallery’s website something I am truly excited about….the work of Olivia Tolson, so I have written this introduction and have decided to post it here too. Ideas and Opinions always wanted!!

The Philip Hone Gallery proudly announces the arrival of: The Olivia Tolson’s Collection. We now have the long awaited, highly desirable, hand carved ornaments from Olivia. A local favorite during Christmas time, all her work is meticulously hand carved and hand painted. See Photos…
On a more personal note about Olivia Tolson; I was struck by this talented woman from the first moment I met her and her family. A strong Pennsylvanian whose intelligence and talent combined with down home tradition, with a dash of a sincerity, she is undeniably the back bone of this country.

A true artist; whom I admire. Talent like a stream runs swift and deep within the generations of this family. Her daughter is our own Patty Baker Smith whom enlightens and inspires me. Patty is also a talented artist, mother, and savvy business woman with outstanding skill and talent. (Remember the conchs I carry) I carry a large variety of her work! I hope to emulate this family’s creativity within my own family. These women are symbolic of all that continues to spark the public’s interest in original folk art from Pennsylvania; quality, originality, beauty and the magic of imagination.
These treasures are rare, and will last for many a generation. Each piece is signed and original. I fully understand the demand for these precious pieces; if you are interested please come in this week; I can’t promise they will last.