Thursday, September 30, 2010
My favorite pencil artist Ann Marie Jones, sent me this wonderful email below.
Which, I hope you all enjoy as much as I did!
A PENCIL MAKER TOLD THE PENCIL 5 IMPORTANT LESSONS JUST BEFORE PUTTING IT IN THE BOX :
1.) EVERYTHING YOU DO WILL ALWAYS LEAVE A MARK.
2.) YOU CAN ALWAYS CORRECT THE MISTAKES YOU MAKE.
3.) WHAT IS IMPORTANT IS WHAT IS INSIDE OF YOU.
4.) IN LIFE, YOU WILL UNDERGO PAINFUL SHARPENINGS,
WHICH WILL ONLY MAKE YOU BETTER.
5.) TO BE THE BEST PENCIL, YOU MUST ALLOW YOURSELF
TO BE HELD AND GUIDED BY THE HAND THAT HOLDS YOU.
We all need to be constantly sharpened. This parable may encourage you to know that you are a special person, with unique God-given talents and abilities. Only you can fulfill the purpose which you were born to accomplish. Never allow yourself to get discouraged and think that your life is insignificant and cannot be changed and, like the pencil, always remember that the most important part of who you are, is what's inside of you.
Keep Creating, my wonderful box of colored pencils…
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
So my full apology for not posting Liz’s wonderful work.
I am scheduled to see her tomorrow.
I have awakened from a blur, a cold.
A stressed out, burned out, breakdown of sorts….
I have received what I deserved from running around all ragged and crazy.
4 days of aches and pains, coughing, running nose…
and some visuals that I will most certainly leave out!
A large dose of rest (quite frankly, I didn’t move at all)
What the heck was I thinking!
It never fails, as we all do, especially mothers…
We run ourselves to the ground trying to accomplish the impossible!
Now awakening to my house…being in bed for days, oh no…
Now another week just to catch up for being sick,
Am I the only one this happens to?
I posted some of my own pictures of our new artist Scott Matern
and from our Antique Car Night here in Honesdale.
Oil Paintings by Scott Matern
Untitled Street Scene 30x42
Until tomorrow keep creating~
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Yes, I have been MIA!
With all the excitement in the air, our events are better than ever!
And I am busier than ever…
We have a whole new line up of artists, and of course…
Our new show on Thursday! “Four Women of Substance,”
What a glorious success!
Come join us and share in the excitement!
Strong, Talented Women whom are full of wisdom and let's talk art!
To die for! I will be posting all the details this week!
Tonight I will be introducing our new intern Liz and her work.
She has been photographing our beautiful and charming community.
Just only 17, and full of passion and determination for the arts!
She hopes to bring a touch of the little things to our blog…
All the local beauty, majestic and historic scenes,
With even the quirky things we truly love about our town.
Liz enjoys writing and literature, so of course I said go for it!
Give it your best shot;
And well she did it!
I will be adding her work daily to our blog.
And my request to all of you; my friends…
Share your wisdom and direct her with the spirit, soul and kindness you have shown me! I think she did a great job; and only you can tell her!
These next few weeks will be your opportunity to inspire and direct her!
So much for me;
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. ~Attributed to Howard Thurman
What makes us come alive?
For me, it is bringing art to life, doing art, creating art, being around art…
Which is why I am so excited to tell you all, about this month’s show:
Four Women of Substance
Gabrielle Feldman, Suzannah Rhea Hadorn, Joan Hill and Nancy Wells.
These women are top notch, the best talent around and I have them showing in my gallery!
This just makes me so excited!
I have butterflies!
Can you imagine…
It’s a dream come true.
I spent all day writing out invitations and going through the mailing list.
I am going to rip the gallery apart and get the place squeaky clean!
It will be approximately my one year anniversary!
I wish you all could join us for this night of celebration.
Just check out the picture above done by Nancy Wells!
She even created the frame…
including images imprinted into the tin.
When you love something, just do it with all your heart.
Thank you God.