Sunday, January 17, 2010


This painting is by Laura Sullivan of Grace Church

Feeling under the weather today, in bed all day, however just helping a good friend get the word out for a really, great event in our community:

Sunday, January 24 from 5-7PM (Snow date Sunday 1/31 from 1-3PM)
Grace Episcopal Church
827 Church Street , Honesdale , Pennsylvania
Suggested donation $10 at the door.

Three local musicians, Janet Burgan, Stephen Faubel and Kazzrie Jaxen have teamed up to play a concert to benefit the earthquake victims in Haiti . Stephen and Kazzrie will be performing on Grace's beautiful 1903 Steinway Model O baby grand piano. Janet will be singing and playing guitar. Please join us and make a difference for our Haitian brothers and sisters. Come for part or all of the concert. Let's show Haiti that Honesdale cares!!

All donations will be sent to Episcopal Relief & Development.

Episcopal Relief & Development has disbursed emergency funding for its program partner, the Diocese of Haiti, to help meet immediate needs such as food, water and shelter. The agency is standing ready to support the Diocese with post-earthquake recovery and rebuilding efforts and is partnering with the Diocese of the Dominican Republic to coordinate efforts that can be administered from the border areas. The Diocese already has staff in place and relationships with the Episcopal priests across the border. As communications and access improve, Episcopal Relief & Development will continue to provide updates.

If you are unable to attend this concert please assist those suffering in the wake of this disaster donating to the Haiti Fund online or call 1.800.334.7626 1.800.334.7626 ext. 5129 or by mail at P.O. Box 7058 , Merrifield , VA 22116-7058

Monday, January 11, 2010

Last night’s Drum Circle

Last night’s Drum Circle

The day started off crazy;
Had to go to the bakery,
had to dismantle the last show
and take in a ton of new work!
Prepare for the event;
Cut the fruit and veggie platters,
all the meats and cheeses,
Normal event fair!
And then…

My wonderful son…(10) Geno, spilled a Mc Donald’s Chocolate Shake right on the floor, in the center of the gallery!
While I was getting ready!
Yikes! I threw a major Hissy Fit!
My poor husband took the brunt of my anger!
So sorry babe!
Quickly escorting all the children out the door…
The mess was quickly cleaned just as two artists were walking in!
Some how I regained my composure…
The event turned out great!
I am so excited to say:
What a FUN Time!
Tonight when my daughter comes home;
I hope to upload the pictures to the Facebook and Website…

In the meantime;
The pictures posted where from my new friend:
Sherry Abel
Thank you!
I met a lot of new friends!
And grateful for my old friends stopping in and joining us!
Thank you Lucille & Chip!
Tara, Carol, Deb, etc…
Thank you for All for Coming!
I had a great night!
The night ended with the guys; Steve & Thomas
deciding to do it monthly!!
I am extremely grateful to be working together on this!
In the future, I will be better prepared!
I hope sharing this little behind the scene’s moment
will give you a little laugh!
I am glad to say today, I can laugh about it!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Keep Creating!

Old painting I did with watercolor and pencil.

Did anyone read the “Arts Watch” Article on
“Using Art to Heal the Body and Soul”

According to national surveys in 2004, 2007, and 2008, art in healthcare facilities—hospitals, in particular—can reduce the length of hospital stays, need for medication, and number of complications. Coupled with increased staff retention, that means hospitals have more to gain from displayed art than better moods: Thoughtfully selected and exhibited images have measurable economic benefits.

It took them long enough to figure out what we have always known deep within us!
That Art Heals Us!
Just showing up and drawing for an hour has always been nurturing for my soul!
Being snowed in today; what a great experience…
It’s hard to believe that a little over a year ago, I was stuck in bed unable to move, gout in my legs, my hands were swollen, etc…
Life was a mess!
But then…
God ~ Thank you for healing me and bringing me back to my Artwork!
I know it was just sketching each day, but it is really wonderful to see how far God has brought me back to health!
and of course: a great, supporting family helps too!

Words of the Day; Stay healthy and keep creating!

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Sunday's Drum Circle

What a fun day in Honesdale! I managed to pack away Christmas items!
Getting everything together at the gallery for Sunday's Drum Circle!
I hope to see you there!

Drum Fusion: Return of the Light",
Sunday, January 10th 2010
Our Music Line Up includes:
Steven Faubel, Nathaniel Whitmore & Thomas Deerheart!
An open mike night for creative souls!
Dying for a place to play or test your new song, poem or short story?
Test your work here in a safe supportive environment!
Love literature and music? Meeting new people? Come join us!
Refreshments Served!

Please remember to check out the Philip Hone Gallery's New Blog:

Monday, January 4, 2010

Thank You!

Artist: Chip Forelli: whom I absolutely love his work!

"Peace is not something you wish for;
It's something you make,
something you do,
something you are,
and something you give away."
Robert Fulghum

I would sincerely love to thank everyone for their most precious words of encouragement! You are my dearest friends and through these times I have
learned just how much you really mean to me!
My father recently had a heart attack; and was hospitalized and….
twice removed himself from the hospital!
He is over 2 hours away,
The getting back and forth,
and then managing the children,
and finally the gallery….
With all the craziness I am not sure what each day will bring,
living from moment to moment,
a little good news...
I have recently met a young man, (from Penn State)
who will be “our” intern at the Philip Hone Gallery.
He starts tomorrow!
I hope this will allow me to finally get the work done I need to!
Today is full of errands and running around!
I have a whole lot of Christmas to take down this week!
Three new artist’s work to hang, and more interviews!
Press releases etc…
Again, I thank you all for your blogs, friendship and continued support!
Thou we are so many miles away…
I have never felt as blessed as I have since making precious
friendships here amongst such unbelievably sweet & talented ladies!
Your words & works of art mean the world to me!
Please check out the new blog for the gallery... Just Art & Poetry!
No me!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Artists who Blog!

I hope you New Year’s Eve went well?
I spent a wonderful evening with friends & family!
It’s that wonderful time of year again, have you made your new year’s resolutions yet?
My resolution is to finally get organized!
For those of you who know me; I am the worst!
Goal setting, Lists, organize…Yuk!
So with that note; I have decided no more resolutions!
I will stick with what I know best:
focusing on Artists!
I recently found a great blog, I thought I would share with you:
Artists who blog:

They have a long list of artists from around the world who blog!
A little insight into the world of artists;