As my artist's statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible and is therefore full of deep significance. -- Calvin and Hobbes

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

So, I couldn't call it the Parthenon...

Ornament Colosseum

Redux: How do you like my shabby chic ornament Colosseum? Yea, it's so Greek. (giggle.) It was a junk store find, and it had been spray painted gold, was so dirty and dingy, and had no back on it. It didn't look like anything that could be useful. But, at the time time, I was specifically in search of a showcase for ornaments, so when I saw it in a junk pile, I thought, "Neat! That'll do! It's a tiny Parthenon!"  So, I took it home, all the way from Mississippi, and cleaned it, painted it off-white hammered on a back and sanded back a little of that gold. Then, silly me, I realized it's not a Parthenon, it's a Colosseum. HA! 

So far, I'm still playing with hanging vs. nesting. I added eyelet screws to hang, and I'll probably pad the back for safety against breakage, but I might just nest anyway. I mean, who doesn't want to nest on some level?

Well, there you have it. I haven't finished the sign yet, but I got it off the printer and it just needs glue and mojo. So, I couldn't call it the Parthenon, but I'm OK with that.

‪#‎festivaldisplays‬, Marietta Square Artist's Attic, Marietta Square Artists MarketAcworth Art Fest

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Here comes the sun!

Blue Sun Rising
8x10", acrylic on wood panel

Happy Easter!

Have a nice day,

Saturday, April 4, 2015

..a pretty rock!

"Look, Mommy!"
5x7", acrylic on wood panel

When I was little, I used to badger my Mother constantly, "MOMMY, MOM, Mamma! MOM! Mom! Mom! MOMMY! Mawmy! momma!" -you get the idea. I can imagine the delight that a parent experiences when a child first discovers that their hands can smash things, like food, that expensive delicate flowers break easily, that china shatters in the neatest patterns, that utensils make cool noises when they hit the floor, that markers work great on walls, and furniture.  This painting wasn't inspired by any of those experiences, it was just a simple discovery.. "Look, Mommy! ..a pretty rock!"  "Yes, that IS a pretty rock! Let's take it home and get it wet!" That's what I did with my Mommy, anyway.

Have a nice evening,

Friday, April 3, 2015

Blue with a chance of sunny..

"Happy blue sunshine on my shoulders"
6x6", acrylic on wood panel

I'm basking in the glow of overcast skies this morning in Acworth, Georgia. What's it like where you are?  Here's a little blue flower getting some rays from a flowery sun!

Tonight's the opening day of First Friday Art Walk in Marietta Square!  I'll be walking the square to see all the awesome local talent, art, music and munchies!  Then, you'll be able to find me at the Marietta Square Artist's Attic until we close shop around 9pm.  It's supposed to storm tonight, but not until much later, after the art walk is all done, so don't be afraid to come out and swing with the old, the young and the tragically hip in the square. See you then!

(The above painting will be available at the Acworth Art Fest, April 11th & 12th, Historic Downtown Acworth.)

Have a nice day,

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Lion, the Fashinista and the Flower

"Not So Cowardly Lion", 2015 Ethereal Flowers Series
6x6", acrylic on wood panel

"Courage! What makes a king out of a slave? Courage! What makes the flag on the mast to wave? Courage! What makes the elephant charge his tusk in the misty mist, or the dusky dusk? What makes the muskrat guard his musk? Courage! What makes the sphinx the seventh wonder? Courage! What makes the dawn come up like thunder? Courage! What makes the Hottentot so hot? What puts the "ape" in apricot? What have they got that I ain't got?" - The Cowardly Lion, Wizard of Oz

Now, go face the day,
(and make it a nice one!)

Ps. My sweet anthropomorphic Ethereal Sunflowers can be first viewed this year at the Acworth ArtFest April 11th & 12th. See you then!


Things to Ponder

Don't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches. -Andy Warhol

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
-Walt Disney