Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Brightness Within

This Series, "Brightness Within", I have been creating recently, is inspired by making art with my grandchildren. It brings out wonder, joy, and yet you can catch a glimpse of sophistication in each piece. Watching the children painting an abstract, I can see the thought and consideration put into the design and strokes; even though many are very spontaneous.
We have enjoyed classes taken together at The Nelson-Atkins Museum and going to Open Studios at Artichokes Gallery.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Never Ending Thankfulness

The source of my inspiration is just endless. My friend Ed surprised me with a new red Nikon Cool Pix for my birthday. Now I can take images of my art works. ( and many other photos) My sister Susan who as a single mother works two jobs to help my nieces Gretchen and Erin obtain their college degree. Many other artists and gallery owners in the community that have given me rave reviews! My friend Larry and his beautiful new wife Ty who came to my latest opening! Denise, who is one of the smartest women I know and with a huge heart always open! Thank you! Thank you! I will be giving credit in future posts to many others who have stayed by my side through all the great times and the rough times.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Art Art Everywhere

With grown children and having downsized considerably. I love living the condominium lifestyle.I moved back to Kansas City from San Diego to be close to my large family. Then lo and behold my sister Cynthia and fave brother-in-law Michael both received job offers they could not refuse in

Cynthia has always been the one to encourage me to follow my dreams and keep up that great "can do" attitude. When she looked at my new blog spot and saw the article about the Plaza Art Fair and the Renaaissance Festival, it was a lot for her to take in, and she was feeling a little blue. I know she misses being here, and I really, really miss her too!

My Mother and Father came by today as I needed to take their truck to pick up two huge canvases at Creative Coldsnow. I have an inkling of a couple of projects....each needing a great deal more notes and consideration. What was I thinking! And yes, I do take commissioned projects!

Monday, September 22, 2008

My Current Art Exhibits

I am very excited to be in a current group art exhibit at The Buttonwood Art Space. The Landscape Show includes all mediums, from photography to realism to abstract. My entries are Abstract Landscapes and you can view some of these in the Art Slideshow. Or even better visit the exhibit until October 24th!

There will be an upcoming Abstract Exhibit at Art at the Center from October 14th through November 30th. I will also feature one of my abstract landscapes in this show. These are both beautiful Art Galleries to visit during this fabulous autumn weather we are having in Kansas City.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Kathleen Patton's Art

The Plaza Art Fair was so fun. The best part was seeing Kathleen Patton's work which is created in laquers. Wonderful, exciting, and dynamic works inspired by Iron Deposits on Stones found in Alaska. I am very excited for her success as a fellow artist. Her art can be found at Leawood Fine Art.
My granddaughter Isabella loved all of the fun art projects for children. Fun Fun! A future artist in the family!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Head for the Cure with Flowers

Last month I was involved in a benefit for Head for the Cure to help fund brain tumor research. It took place at an area art gallery, with great food, a terrific turnout, and many items for both silent and live auction. I thought what better way to cheer someone and raise money than to donate a bright floral painting.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Art Fair on the Plaza

This weekend the renowned Plaza Art Fair is a major event in Kansas City. This juried art show features local as well as national artists of all mediums. I am attending The Renaissance fair with my daughter and little granddaughter Isabella tomorrow, so will plan to take in the Plaza Art Fair either tomorrow night or Sunday morning.

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