Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Spring Herald

My entry for the Inspiration Avenue Challenge- "Angels" In this piece my little angel blows her trumpet to announce the arrival of spring above a bed of Daffodils. I am not sure if I have seen her flying around the Northeast or not. The daffodils are here but it is still so cold :0) enjoy!

The Offending Foot

It felt so good to get into the studio the other night. I am working on a commission which I can't say much about, because it's a gift and therefore on double secret probation :0) I worked on some sketches but have been slow to get into the studio to paint, because I have a cast on my right foot, due to plantar fasciitis which just won't heal. My studio is in a separate building behind my home, so I have been reluctant to traverse the stairs and driveway without anyone at home. I also have not been able to go to the clay studio because I can't drive which has made the last few weeks particularly boring. The other night I did get my husband to help me out to the studio and settle me onto a stool in front of my easel so I could get going on this secret painting. I got a lot done, but wasn't able to do as much as I would have liked as it gets really uncomfortable sitting on a little metal stool for too long.

I have done some reading for my book club. We are reading "The Delany Sisters: Having Our Say Our- First Hundred Years. Lately I have been watching Twin Peaks on Netflix I never watched it in its hey day but I am totally hooked! I love the campy melodrama, the music, the overacting- it's awesome! I love Agent Cooper and his maxims- "Give yourself a present every day. Don't plan it or look for it, just do it. It can be a longer shower or just a hot cup of good joe. You deserve it" I think I am going to try to do just that :0)

My handy dandy knee scooter....

The offending foot.....

Monday, April 11, 2011

Philadelphia Book Festival

I hope you will join me at the Philadelphia Book festival this weekend on Saturday, April 16,2011. The street fair runs from 10-5 and will feature 90 authors and vendors, activities for the kids and of course, books galore. I will have a booth on Vine Street in front of the Library (# 83). Be sure and stop by and take a chance on winning a signed copy of my popular children's book "Millicent and the Faraway Moon". I will be signing and selling additional copies and $1.00 from each sale will benefit St. Jude's Children's Hospital. I will also be offering signed prints of my artwork and illustrations from the book. I will have free coloring pages for the kids.

Friday, April 8, 2011

April Giveaway

In the spirit of the season I have chosen this very popular print “Tulips” for my April Giveaway. It is an 8x10 image in an 11x14 white matte ready for framing.

To enter simply go to my blog article “Why Buy Art?” and leave a comment. That’s it. You’re registered to win!

There are other ways to gain extra entries as follows-

1 extra entry-“like” me on my facebook fan page and leave a comment that you are entering

2 extra entries-follow me on my blog

There is absolutely no cost to win (I even pay shipping)

Open to U.S. residents only

Drawing will take place April 30. Winner will be announced in my next newsletter.

February winner- Linzy Arnott Huggon, Maple Ridge, BC Canada