It was a beautiful weekend here in Baltimore and we were outside quite a bit. We have recently moved into a great house on Lake Roland. We are on the dead end of a beautiful street and our home overlooks the water. It is spectacular and I am always daydreaming as I gaze out over our new dream location. There is something incredibly peaceful about the body of water here. Sometimes the beauty can be a major distraction, but for the most part I am inspired and re-energized.
This weekend I hiked around the lake a bit and found so many interesting trails that were enchanting. I think I have my next theme of paintings coming up...stay tuned!
As I get older, the serenity and quiet are important especially after a crazy week. Have a great week and enjoy your surroundings wherever you are!
Sorry I have been out of touch, a lot going on with preparing for a show last week! In case you missed it last Thursday, the show will remain at In Watermelon Sugar & The Antique Exchange until October 1st. I have had the opportunity to partner up with a wonderful fabric company called Cotton and Quill. Mary Catherine Folmar, the owner took a few of my images and had them transferred to fabric and I love them! They will be debuting at the Highpoint Market in October at her booth (Cotton and Quill/Taylor Burke Home). We selected two of my newer pieces that have a marbleized feel that can be seen on linen, cotton and sateen. Please check them out when you can as well as all of the other fabulous fabrics, wallpapers and stationary on her site (www.cottonandquill.com). The company is based out of Birmingham and I adore what Mary Catherine does with her designs!
Will post all new work on my site this week! Stay tuned!!
I have to tell you as a kid and even now I never liked 'labor day'. It marked the end of my most favorite time of the year, summertime! I loved my summers as a kid, teenager and now as an adult. Everything slows down and you can really relax and take it all in. The pressures are off and this summer I found with having a 20, 18 and 14 year old, we had so much fun just doing nothing. We love to go out for dinner and go the beach but the best times are when we are surrounded by our kids and their friends. They are at an age that they love to be with us and no one is needing to be anywhere quickly. I will say that does not mean they still don't love going out and being with all of their pals.... but it sure does make my husband and I feel good that they enjoy our times together.
My oldest is back to college, our middle is now getting ready to look at colleges and our son will start 8th grade at a new school. All is good but I get sad when all chick-a-dees are not in the nest. Transition can be hard and I think summer to fall can be the hardest!
I have been inspired all summer with the colors, sights and sounds and I am getting geared up for a show on the 18th of September in Hamden! I have partnered up with 'In Watermelon Sugar' and 'Antique Exchange' for a cocktail reception that evening from 5 - 8 with delicious food by Grano Emporium and frozen treats by The Charmery! Hope you can swing by that evening and if not the show will be up for three weeks. Love to see you!
Enjoy your last few days of summer!
Good morning! What a beautiful day and thankful for this amazing weather! I started working on a series in the middle of summer with bright summer colors that I continue to work on and I am gradually working in fall colors. The series is a collection of small canvases that are abstract with a feel of marbleization. I have always been enamored by the beautiful italian wallpapers and fabrics. I have completed 10 small pieces and what I love about them is that they all look great together on one wall. Each one has its own personality with a marriage of different color combinations. I am a sucker for metallics so you can count on at least one metallic shade in each! Enjoy and be on the lookout for more!
I am excited to announce that I will be blogging about my experiences as an artist. Stay tuned!