Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Catching things up-to-date

"Playing Dress-Up"             18x24 acrylic on canvas
I am very pleased that "Playing Dress-Up" earned an Honorable Mention ribbon in Arts Clayton's 11th Annual Juried Art Show & Competition.  The competition was stiff, as always!  The full list of winners is on their Facebook page.  Georgia artists of 2 and 3 dimensional disciplines submitted over 130 entries that the panel juried down to 48, based on technical merit for their mediums.  Arts Clayton purchases the Best of Show piece (up to $1000) for their permanent collection.  It was a stunning 3-D wood-turned piece this year.
I was honored to also have "All American" chosen to hang in this show.
"All American"                          24x36 acrylic on panel

Lots and lots of art activity is upcoming this year.  I have seen an increase in the number of commissions and entered 2012 with six on the calendar, so a BIG "Thank you!" is in order to my clients!  I welcome inquiries and will gladly put you in my schedule if there is something special I can create for you.

January and the first two weeks of February have been full of my other love....gardening.  My husband and I have planted 30 fruit and nut trees, grapes, muscadines, blackberries (thornless...yay!). We also prepared and fenced a new 40' x 100' garden, which already has 100' of potatoes planted in it.  I am turning my 40' x 50' little garden into perennial beds of strawberries, asparagus, herbs and such.  25 new chicks are ordered and will arrive next week to really welcome spring.

I pray for 2012 to be a blessed year for everyone. Our country is really going through some trials that are making life difficult for so many!  Lots of us are having to think outside the box and change economic game plans that were set in motion years ago.... it's definitely not "business as usual" these days.

Now that I've caught y'all up-to-date somewhat, I'll try to be better about staying in touch.  Oh....and 
 Happy Valentine's Day!   

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