Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Edinboro Art and Music Festival Show

I was so thrilled to find out I had won the Edinboro Art and Music festival art show patrons Choice award for my gourd Harris's Hawk! What a nice surprise!! I haven't had time to post on here about it due to this being the busy time of year! If you would like to see this show , better hurry as it is over this weekend on June 10th! There is a new show opening on Friday though at Graffiti Gallery in Oil City! This is my first time participating in a show at this Gallery! the opening is from 5 to 7 PM. Come on by and check it out!
  We just returned from a fun trip to mid coast Maine to visit our daughter! That is such a beautiful part of the country and I really loved seeing our daughter! This short visit had to get me my ocean fix for the year as we will only be landlubbers for the rest of the year! I took in as much of the sound of waves and the smell of the ocean as I could while there!!
Hated to say goodbye as usual but then it was back home to all the mowing and gardening that needs done! I also have more art shows coming up and need to work on some new pieces for those!! 

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Don't forget Campbell Pottery On the Farm show!!

The " On the Farm" art show at Campbell Pottery is set to start next Saturday April 7th with an opening reception from 1 to 3 PM. I delivered my 3 pieces on Friday so they will be there ready to meet you!! Some of the proceeds from this show will benefit local 4-H clubs! I was a 4-H leader for several years in a horse club in Mercer county! I loved working with the kids and the horses! I hope to see you for the opening reception!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Madame Butterfly

Here is my piggy gourd all finished and ready for the art show! I named her Madame Butterfly! I have really enjoyed building this gourd sculpture! I loved looking through my gourds to find the ones that were most like the body part I needed! Then figuring out how to cut and attach them in the most lifelike manner! I loved this one so much that I started another one which is a dolphin!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

A new show coming up for Campbell Pottery

 Just got an announcement for a new show at Campbell Pottery in April! It will be titled " On the Farm"and will benefit some local 4-H programs! One possible entry I am working on is this gourd sculpture of a pig! I am thinking she will be an abstract pig of many colors but we shall see how it progresses! Pigs hold a special place in my heart as we had a pot belly pig when my kids were smaller and loved her until she passed away at age 10!
This completed project is made from a gourd piece that was carved and painted and coiled with pine needles and then a chain. After that it was mounted on an art board which was painted in a dot style. It is titled  "connected" and is my way of expressing how creatures on this earth are connected and what happens to one interacts with all of life on this planet!! I so wish we would be more mindful of that and take better care of this planet!! I recently have found out we will be grandparents and it
is more important to me than ever that these creatures are around in the future!!

Monday, November 13, 2017

alcohol ink paintings

I have been taking a little break from the gourds and have been working on some alcohol ink paintings! I really enjoy the fluid uncontrollable nature of the inks! After making the paintings on yupo paper I have been mounting them on wood substrates that I woodburned on. the last step is to cover them with resin! I am happy with the final result!!

I can also make prints of the paintings before they were mounted on the wood! 
Let me know if any of these catches your eye!!
I also made owl #2 out of gourds and hornets nest paper!! He is still available!!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Arts on the riverwalk and Franklin Applefest

My gourd featuring a Harris's Hawk will be on display at the Arts on the Riverwalk in New Castle at the Confluence! I also entered a photo of an eagle I took on our trip to Alaska! The festival is on September 9th from 3 to 9. Artist reception is from 4 to 6.  The art will be on display until October 26th. Please go to the art on the Riverwalk facebook page and vote for my artwork !!! I have also signed up to have a booth at Franklin Applefest this year! Come and visit me from October 6th to the 8th!!

Thursday, May 25, 2017


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!!