On this Thankgiving, I am reminded that I have so much to be thankful for especially my family. I am also grateful for the steady work I have had over the last several months and am thankful that I can use creativity in my work. This month has been a busy time, painting many bowls for stores. I am also working on ornaments and paintings of the star barn to be finished before Christmas.
November 2, 2008
I am currently finishing up a painting between filling store orders titled, "Star Barn: Winds of Change" and hope to list it on ebay this week. It features the popular Star Barn on a windy autumn night and symbolizes the change that will take place when the Star Barn is moved from it's current location.
October 15, 2008
Each October brings many Christmas orders to be filled for the museum stores and gift shops I supply. I have finished my last donation for the year, titled "Moonlit Meadow", to be auctioned off at the Gap Family Center for the Annual Local Library Auction to be held this Friday 10/17. After orders are completed, I hope to offer several new works on ebay before the end of the year.
September 24, 2008
After burning the midnight oil last night, I finished a new piece combining painting and textiles (penny rug embroidery) with 100% wool and 100% wool felt painted and stitched on canvas. This new piece is now available on ebay. (Click on the picture to see the detail.)
September 19, 2008
As September comes closer to an end, it is time to finish up fall donations. Last night I finished a 9" bowl for the Lancaster Quilt & Textile Museum's Benefit Bingo. I am also working on another star barn benefit painting for the Pequea Library Annual Fund Raising Auction to be held in October. On September 26 & 27th, The Brethren Disaster Relief Auction will be held at the Lebanon Area Fairgrounds. For this auction I donated a small dry sink titled, "Willow Tree Egg Farm". This is a great auction to attend and the monies raised help many people with disaster relief.
September 16, 2008
This week I have been busy finishing some paintings including a 2' bench of a red star barn. There are sheep in the meadow and 3 cats sitting on top of a hay wagon. The top of the bench has a nice crackled finish. The bench legs/skirt have a red undercoat and are top coated in black. I sanded and distressed the top coat to allow the red to show through. This bench will be available at Basket Accessories in Intercourse, PA (Phone 1-866-461-LIDS) on 9/17. Call them for more details--as there is only one of them. They also carry several of my other painted pieces.
August 30, 2008
Welcome! This week I am getting ready to demonstrate my work at First Friday in Lancaster on September 5th. I will be demonstrating bowl painting at the Lancaster Quilt & Textile Museum located near Central Market in downtown Lancaster, PA. Stop by and watch me paint. From left to right: A display of my hand-painted bowls at First Friday, A tree featuring my ring bowls that become ornaments with my own unique ornament hangers, and my painting set-up at the event.