Checking In After a Summer Filled with Art Activities

It’s been a while since I took the time to write here, and I have things to catch you up on! What have I’ve been doing for the past nine months? So much… especially on the art front. I’ve been in two different art shows with an exciting group of artists called the 50+ Artist’s Community... meaning everyone in the group is over 50 years old.

I was also a participant in a show at

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Creating a painting, step by step. The frustrations and the rewards.

I have been asked recently about one of the pieces I painted for the CCL show. It’s the one that’s 14 inches wide and 60 inches long and is entitled ‘Light Shot with Birds’. The poem by Betty Adcock is entitled Topsail Island and the line is “For now, the island’s mine, talking a cold tongue blue, the light shot with birds.” Don’t you just love that poetry line? I would love to create a whole series of paintings just using that one line; to me it’s so extraordinary.

So I decided I would write about and show you how that painting came into being, once I had

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Painting challenge, there when I needed it, done. Now, an upcoming show!

It seems we have some catching up to do! The last time I blogged was last summer. Even after several of you asked me if you had been dropped from my blog list, I wasn’t motivated to write. So let me tell you a little story. 

In April 2017, Kathy Brusnighan asked me if I would like to be a part of a show Laura Gibson, art curator at the Center for Creative Leadership, was putting together for January 2019. Of course I said, “Yes”. Little did I know how important that opportunity was going to be for me in the future. 

In September 2017 I had a health crisis…

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People are resonating with things I choose to paint.

I had a long conversation (five hours!) with my friend and follow artist, Marjorie Smith over the weekend about many things. One of the things she pointed out to me was that I had several stories about people purchasing my paintings because they're finding something.....

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