Thursday, April 30, 2009

Opening Reception, May 1: pARTners

This sounds like a terrific exhibit. The opening reception is Friday, May 1, 5-7 PM.


Works by 3 creative couples displayed together at Summit Artspace

Opening Reception Friday, May 1 5-7 pm

Meet the Artists

Thompson & Frances Lehnert

Steve Levey & Debra DeGregorio

Charles Basham & Julie Friedman

Plus Boys & Girls Club Portraits by photographer Laura Ruth Bidwell

For details, etc., visit They're also offering several workshops during May. More info on their web site.

Monday, April 20, 2009

See What's Blooming in Cleveland

Mary from The Vintage Brooch Company has kindly included my "Floral ACEO with Miyabi Chiyogami Paper" in her "See What's Blooming in Cleveland" treasury on Etsy:

Click around quickly...treasury expires on Wednesday, April 22.

Mary's shop (http:// is full of fantastic vintage jewelry, brooches, necklaces, charms, and other goodies. Take a few minutes to browse around her shop; it's great fun. She's also a local Clevelander!

And, of course, my ACEO is available for purchase in my Etsy shop.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Call for Entries: Small Works

An International Competitive Exhibit of Small Works
No larger than 7 inches in any direction.

Deadline SOON! April 24th

Complete entry info:

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Spring

Sorry, there's no art here today. No paintings, no works in progress. I'm too busy being dazzled by spring.

Things are springing up all over, if you'll pardon the expression! Today was a lovely Easter with the family and far too many jelly beans and pink peeps. Just the way it should be.

The sight of my little herbs sprouting up in the window is just too much. They're so sweet and hopeful. Let me introduce the cast of characters:

On the far left is cilantro. I'm generally not crazy about cilantro (I think it tastes like soap) but I'm giving it a chance. It's certainly worth a try.

Second from left is dill. I love dill -- the feathery fronds, the smell. Wow. I had no idea the seeds were so huge. They looked like peppercorns.

The third is marjoram. The seeds for this one were tiny, like dust. I couldn't see them when I sprinkled them on the soil. I think I managed to dump them all in one pile, but it looks like they've figured out their space.

And on the far right is basil. My most favorite herb of all. I love it, love it, love it. My favorite summer afterwork snack is a Triscuit layered with a fresh basil leaf and a very thin slice of sharp cheddar. A few of those and a glass of crisp white wine on the deck. Now that's a little slice of heaven.

Basil did a stand in as a background for a new little Spring Flower ACEO. I'm happy with the way that photo turned out; might do more like that.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Lovely Purpleliciousness

Happy Day! I just discovered that ConcordSoap has included my White Pumpkins in an Etsy treasury full of lovely lavender purple items.

I'm just thrilled!

ConcordSoap is a local Clevelander who makes wonderful handmade soaps, lip balms, body butters, lotions and more. Take a few minutes to visit the Concord Soap Company shop and browse around all the luxurious products and luscious fragrances.

My White Pumpkins is a 4x6 inch painting available for purchase in my shop.

And, take a quick trip to look at the treasury. It expires later today.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

What Came First...The Chicken or the Egg?

SixSisters has been kind enough to include my Ginko Chicken in her treasury on Etsy:

Be sure to look at it quickly. Treasuries only last a short while, so this one expires Sunday, April 5, 2009.

SixSisters has a wonderful Etsy shop full of paintings, ACEOs, collages and lots more. Take a minute and shop by her shop:

Purchase Ginko Chicken in my Etsy shop.

Call for Artists: ARTMart: Members Show and Sale

ARTMart is a non-juried, two-week-long art sale open to all current SPACES members. Members are invited to display, sell and restock their work during the run of the show. This annual party and sale draws hundreds of people seeking art in all media created by the Cleveland community and beyond.

Don't miss this opportunity to support your favorite alternative art space and make a few bucks on the side.

All you have to do is become a member today!

Installation Dates: Fri, Apr 10 – Wed, Apr 15, 11am - 5:30pm

More information here.

Opening reception: Fri, Apr 17, 6 - 9pm