Hello All, I hope you've had a great summer! Just wanted to share that since the beginning of the year Mac was diagnosed with glaucoma and a fallen lens in his right eye. Apparently, it’s age related--he’ll be ten years old in December. So, there's some pressure on his eye that may cause pain, it's hard to tell. With regular visits to the vet to test his pressure levels and treatment with medication throughout the day, he seems to be his normal bunny self. Thank God! He’s slowing down a little bit, but I think having Tater for a friend sure helps! As any family with a special needs loved one, we all appreciate your prayers, especially for Mac. Blessings to you!
Earlier this year I joined several art groups closer to home to connect with other artists in my area. It's been fun connecting with new artists, participating in various local shows, and seeing some great local art!
I was honored to have two pieces accepted into the 35th Annual Skylands Regional Juried Art Exhibition, Newton, NJ, in May 2023 (below)
See “Feelin’ Groovy” (above left) on display at the Pocono Arts Council
"Small Works" Show Opening Reception
Saturday, July 1
Pocono Arts Council
530 Main St, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
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We haven't had much snow, so I decided to doodle some after watching this video tutorial by Kyle T. Webster!
"There is no possession more valuable than a good and faithful friend."
...Especially during winter seasons. :) Hope your year is off to a good start!
On these cold days of winter, I pray you have a friend to keep you warm!
"There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met."
William Butler Yeats
Purr-Tater does NOT like to be covered up, ever. I walked in on this last week realized I was witnessing a Thanksgiving miracle, LOL! :-) Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed and cozy Thanksgiving weekend!
"To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant,
to enact gratitude is generous and noble,
but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven."
Johannas A. Gaertner
German-American art historian, educator, writer, poet
SUNDAY, November 13 - The Stable Gallery Opening Reception
Thanks to all my friends and family for your wonderful support and encouragement! I wish I had taken better pictures of the whole show, but here are a few of my pieces along with my good friend Carolyn and Evan. It was a ton of fun! I loved meeting new people, fellow artists, and talking about our art! I learned a lot for the next show and we all sold some pieces. Win-win-- Hallelujah!
(See Page 2B for coverage of the show by Ridgewood News)
TUESDAY, November 15 - Artist Reception at AtlantiCare Medical Arts Pavilion, Atlantic City, NJ
Fellow Springboarder Emily Gilman-Beezley and I headed to Atlantic City, NJ for an artists’ reception and ribbon-cutting ceremony of AtlantiCare's new Medical Arts Pavilion. Along with many other New Jersey artists, our work is featured on their office walls, corridors and spaces as part of AtlantiCare’s Healing Arts Program. What an honor! They treated us like royalty. It was great to meet the organizer, Cheryl Broschard, in person and get to know some of the other artists. I received incredible feedback on my work—totally worth the almost 6-hour round trip!
Here are a few of the new pieces I completed in time for the show (many still in progress). My new process includes embellishing traditional and archival digital paintings with collaging of paper, beads, and quilling.
We were, but happy! Here’s the Springboarders after setting up our show at The Stable Art Gallery this past Monday. Top L-to-R: Emily Gilman Beezley, Vicky Katzman, Liz Robles, Bottom L-to-R Jennifer Merz, me, Lydia Baldassarre (not pictured Dr. Joy Yoo).
We hope you will join us for our
Sunday, Nov. 13, 2:00-4:00 pm.
• Meet the artists
• Enjoy Incredible artwork
• Shop for the holidays
...and enjoy homemade treats!
We’re expecting a crowd, so please wear your walking shoes to walk a short distance
if the Stable lot is full. Click here to download information sheet.
This group has been integral to my art journey these last (almost) four years.
Each of these ladies is special to me and I'm so grateful for this opportunity to show my work alongside theirs!
I hope you will come enjoy the various styles and subject matter of our work!
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