Join us Thursday, March 21, 7-8:30pm for our Darker Joys workshop to spend the afternoon decorating a large triple layer “cake” with acrylic paint and glitter using traditional cake decorating tools. Katie Lane will demonstrate her mad mixed media skills (she uses cake decorating equipment in her daily practice, along with glitter and fluorescent paints). Guests will participate in the decorating process and will be encouraged to release their inhibitions and let their inner children out. This event will be a fun and hedonistic escape from our daily stressful lives.
I had a remarkably creative mother. Our home was filled with tons of craft and art supplies to play with and dig through. My new painting, “Bugle Beads”, reminds me of going on a little journey through Mom’s bead collection. Daydreaming about what all these glittery and magical elements can become. Sifting through boxes of shimmering beads or watching the light dance along the surface of a dress she’d adorned with them.
I’ve captured that magic here on this painting. Enjoy!
Our Darker Joys Exhibit at the Cambridge Art Association has been up one week and it is fantastic. I am a huge fan of the other artists I am showing with. The work is wild and vibrant and full of energy and loaded with color. Make sure you visit their sites! Katie Lane, Stephanie Todhunter and Keith Maclelland.
As an extra bonus the artists are wonderful people and I loved working with them. I will be sad when the show is over.
But you wanted to hear about the Twinkies, right?
During the Darker Joys Artists Reception we served Cheez Whiz on crackers, Ho-hos, Twinkies, Snoballs, and Hostess Cupcakes. Don’t worry! Of course we also had candy necklaces, ring pops and Doritos. We’re not MONSTERS, you know. To drink? Wine, seltzer and beer. But to really bring out the Twinkie magic you want to chock back that immortal pastry with Pabst Blue Ribbon, of course!
I overheard a woman saying, “This is the BEST reception food I’ve ever had!.” So stick THAT in your fancy canape, Eloise.
Darker Joys is on exhibit through March 28.
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I am crazy-stupid excited to announce an insanely cool exhibition that I will be a part of this March.
a small group show about letting your id out - with KT Lane, Stephanie Todhunter, Amantha Tsaros and Keith MacLelland
March 1 - 30, 2019
Kathryn Schulz Gallery
Opening Reception March 7, 7 - 9 pm
Artist Demonstration March 21, 7 - 8:30 pm
The color - not the pop star.
I’d always despised the color pink - thinking it was wimpy and lacking life. Clearly I had been hanging around with all the wrong pinks. It might have been a sad misconception I picked up from my mom. She also hated pink.
Until she got to be about 80. One day she confessed drily, “I like pink. It is because I’m old, I guess. I don’t know. When you get to be an old lady you start liking pink.”
Then we laughed and laughed. But she wasn’t joking - she liked pink.
I started in painting with pink as an act of rebellion - surely REAL artists don’t use pink, do they?
I choose not just “pinky pink’ but what a friend refers to as “PANK” - bright, burn-your-retinas-pink. The pinkest pink of all pinks. Magenta. Fluorescent Pink. Hot Pink. I love them.
Sometimes the pink covers the background and sometimes it is a coloristic surprise as in my painting, Happy Catch.
Please forgive me pink. I was wrong. You add life and spice to my world.
Blue and Orange. Classic complementary colors.
I’ve just added a new painting full of wild angles and bold colors. It is lighthearted while expressing the mysteries of unexplored caverns. I call it “Spelunking Fairyland.”. It would look fabulous in a modern frame.
I am tickled to announce that two of my pieces are included in Artfinder’s recent Abstract Art Editorial Picks! I have to admit that in reviewing their selections, I was tempted to click and buy so many of the works on the list. They have a great selection of abstract art in a wide price range. They chose a very affordable painting on paper from my collection, We Will Dance.
Don’t miss out - get a painting from the series here.
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Psst! My bright and sassy paintings will be part of a small group show, “Darker Joys” at the Cambridge Art Association in March 2019. Save the date for the reception on Thursday, March 7, 2019. It will be a reception like you’ve never seen before.
I have to admit that this is the worst time of year. Those long, short days between Christmas and New Year drag. New Year's Eve is a dreary drunken requirement.
Inside, I sit tensely waiting, checking my watch and craning my neck - my 2019 bags are packed and I'm impatient for the New Year to arrive already. -- You guys have a Happy New Year. I'll just be tapping my foot impatiently while everyone toasts.
Bring on the 1st - I HAVE PLANS.
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