Thursday, May 25, 2017

WILD AMERICA FESTIVAL



So Happy that I have been accepted to participate in this festival!! It will be July 29th and 30th at Panama Rocks State Park in New York!!  Lots of fun and educational things going on!! Check out the website and Facebook page!! I would love to have you come visit me at my booth!!

http://www.wildamericafest.com       

Friday, April 28, 2017

Harris's Hawk




This is my latest gourd which is quite large. The subject matter is a Harris's Hawk which I photographed last summer in Oregon at the high desert Museum. I loved the coloration of the bird and that is why I chose it as the subject for this gourd. The side with the full figure is carved. The geometric designs include different takes on a feather design. They are woodburned and carved.  I have been quite busy trying to get the gardens ready for planting and now mowing season has started so that is a big job around here! That leaves less time to work on art projects or plan classes. Hope everyone is enjoying the arrival of Spring!!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

New Class For Beginners
I will be having another beginner gourd art class on March 12th from 1 to 3 PM. You will paint and complete this gourd birdhouse and get info on how to make one on your own. The cost is $48 and once again only room for 6. The first 3 to sign up get $5 off. You must pre register for this class so I can prepare the right number of gourds. call or email.
I will be participating in the new invitational show at Campbell Pottery starting on March 24th. It is titled " Cabin Fever, Nature and wildlife"  It runs until April 23rd.
This is my most recent creation. I made it from 2 gourds, apoxy sculpt clay, paper from a hornets nest, woodburning and paint!! Hope to see some of you at my class!!


Monday, February 13, 2017

Beginner gourd class was a success!!

 I think the gourd class turned out to be a fun and interesting day! I hope everyone there agrees!! They worked on the gourds which I had already cut and cleaned for a couple of hours and then we ate lunch while the paint dried a little. Everyone did such a beautiful job!!
After lunch we finished the alcohol dye on the body of the gourd and painted the finishing touches on the flowers! I hope everyone enjoyed the day as much as I did!!
Here are the results of their efforts! They picked the colors wanted,  so they were all a little different!!
I am planning to do a class with a gourd birdhouse next. Anyone interested??

Friday, January 6, 2017

Offering a class for beginners

Now that the holidays are over and the long cold winter months start to drag on, I have decided to offer a fun class to brighten up the month of February! This beginner class will take place at my studio in Sandy Lake from 10 AM to about 2 PM on February 11th. I will supply a clean and cut gourd, use of all the tools and supplies needed to make this gourd, a light lunch, and lots of info on how to make a piece of art out of a gourd! You will leave with a completed gourd similar to the one in this picture! There is only room for 6 people so you must reserve your space by emailing me or calling. Pre payment is necessary so I can hold the space. In case of sickness or some other emergency you can get a refund or be scheduled for a later class. The cost for the class, gourd, and lunch is $75.00. Please get registered as soon as possible. If there is enough interest I will hold another class. This gourd would make a nice Easter or Mother's day gift!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Campbell Pottery "The Art of the Ornament" invitational show

   I will be participating in the next art show at Campbell Pottery. It is an invitational show comprised of ornaments. Each artist was asked to contribute at least 12 ornaments for the show. This will be an excellent opportunity to add to your collection as each one will be hand made and done by local artists!! I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!! Here are a few of the ones I have been working on.


Of course they are all made from tiny gourds!! It is fun to shake them and hear the seeds still inside!! I hope to see you at the opening reception on November 12th from 1 to 3 PM. The show runs from November 12th to December 11th. What would be your favorite subject to see on an ornament??

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Heart's Desire wins first place for the 3D division in the Arts on the riverwalk competition!

I was sure excited to find out yesterday that my gourd 'Heart's Desire", won 1st place for the 3D category at the Arts on the Riverwalk competition in New Castle.!! It will be there until August 26th at the Confluence in New Castle! My other gourd "Calypso" is also in the show!
I had a busy day yesterday, first going to the artist reception at Campbell Pottery and then to the reception at the Confluence! It was a fun time looking at all the beautiful artwork by so many talented artists!! The show at Campbell Pottery is beautiful and full of color and life!!



Sometimes it is nice to forget about all the tragedy in the world and simply wonder at the beauty and creativity that can be found in the arts!!
After a long day of traveling and having my poor dog locked inside, I took her for a walk at Lake Wilhelm and stopped at the ice cream shop!!!
Great way to end the beautiful day!!