Dare I?

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Hammond Gallery Installation

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Today we delivered and installed a truck load of paintings to the Boykin Cultural Center's Hammond Gallery in Wilson, NC.

Thanks to the help of Visual Arts Director Cynthia Whalen, the show is now ready to be viewed during tonight's event.

Pucci wasn't much help during the installation but he was looking totally adorable in his new glow-in-the-dark skeleton t-shirt from Old Navy.

Unfortunately, my hands are still pretty mangled from Sunday's bike wreck. Seriously, I am in constant pain...pity me.

Boykin is located at 108 West Nash Street in Wilson, NC. There will be an opening reception Thursday evening, October 2nd from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Consider this an official invitation.

Special note: A big "Thank You" is due to my super cute and helpful hubby Justin for packing my paintings in their shipping crates, loading the crates in the truck, bandaging my mangled hands at 6 am this morning, driving the whole way to Wilson, unpacking the truck, unpacking the crates, moving the ladder around, taking lots of great photos, waiting patiently, looking after Pucci, loading the truck back up again with the empty crates...and driving us back home. What a supportive guy!!

Rainbow Pride?

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Justin frowned on this jacket, but I think it suits him.

Masks At the Edge of Urge

Monday, September 22, 2008

I just delivered all of my new masks to the Edge of Urge, a great boutique located right downtown on Market Street in Wilmington. There are only 11 left so hurry out to grab yours before they're gone.

Check out the slideshow of all the masks.

Isn't it 5 o'clock somewhere?

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Today started off like any other average Sunday. Coffee followed by a long bike ride before church. Unfortunately tragedy struck about two miles into our ride. I looked over at my little chihuahua riding in my husband's bicycle basket and by the time I had a chance to say "I love you Pucci", I took a dive into the jaggedly paved curbside.

The shock hadn't set in yet so I was able to ride back home and make my way upstairs to our apartment. Oh....the agony of delayed pain!!! My husband jumped into action and employed all of his Army medical training to patch me up. Curses on alcohol pads. I swallowed a muscle relaxer and washed it down with two vodka tonics. This is probably the only time I'll ever get away with tying one on before 10 am on a Sunday morning.

Full Moon at Masonborough Island

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

What a great evening at Masonborough Island with our friends. The full moon was out and we were able to take our maiden voyage on our new touring kayak.

See more photos of the kayaking trip.

Guardian Angel

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the lord my soul to keep,
thy angels watch me through the night,
And keep me safe till morning's light.

This is a project I'm working on in which I have screenprinted the poem/prayer "Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep" onto a pillowcase. The text was screenprinted twice in two different colors, then another print of the silhouette, then the line drawing of the guardian angel. This was quite a project. I experimented with different colors and sizes of paper and different ways to distress the pillowcases using dyes, inks and tea stains. I will display the final piece as it is seen in the above photo, hung on clothes line, attached by clothes pins. So far I have done about 5 pillowcases. These are gallery pieces meant to be wall hangings, not commercial prints to be slept on. Overall, I think the piece is pretty effective. I will be posting these on my Etsy shop soon. Each is a one-of-a-kind original. They are like snowflakes or fingerprints -- similar, but no two alike.


Saturday, September 6, 2008

The colors of this recently finished mask reminds me of a merman. I just added two masks to my online Etsy shop. If you are interested in purchasing this or any of the other masks you've seen on my blog, you can contact me directly. This mask is $80 and $7.00 in shipping.