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Monday, December 14, 2009

Monday in Burlngton

Visited Benjamin Vineyard yesterday for their "12 Days of Christmas" exhibition. Lovely show to see. Selling lots of "Sicilian Art and Recipe Calendars" at the cafepress site.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sunday morning

Volunteered some time this week at Capt White House for the Annual Christmas show and sale. The house has been converted to a holiday wonderland.
Today I will be traveling to Greensboro to see the movie "Coco". This is the french version of the "prima" French designer Chanel.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

A busy Wednesday

Climbing ladders and setting up Christmas trees. Volunteered a few hours at the Alamance County Arts Council. The staff and volunteers are preparing the Capt White House for their annual spectacular Christmas Show and sale.

Evening was spent at Elon U. singing songs of Italy and Sicily. We were guests at the "Italian Living Learning Center. ""Mebansville" provided the beautiful music.

Monday, November 09, 2009

My Calendar at Cafepress.

I have forgotten to mention the completion of my "Sicilian Recipe and Art Calendar. " It was six months in the making. These are family recipes and ones developed after my visits to Sicily. Each page is illustrated with one of my watercolor paintings from my travels. These are available at my Cafepress site. Click above "My Calender at Cafepress," for link to site.

Monday in Burlngton

Enjoyed the day at Greensboro's Italian Festival. Great pistachio gelato from Winston Salem. Granddaughter Cate ate her first canoli. My birthday cake at the park was an apple pie made by daughter Liz.

I have a great group of artists in my watercolor class. They are all doing some beautiful paintings.

The art gallery at Chinqua-Penn plantation now has some of my artwork. Paintings and prints of the estate.
Yes My new website is up and running. Please visit and give me a review!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Burlington NC

New painting in the works. For "The 12 Days of Christmas " exhibit at Benjamin Vineyards. My entry will be "Nine Dancing Girls."

Delighted to know I sold my "Ladies Crushing Grapes" painting at the Grove Winery last week. The painting was inspired by a black and white photograph I saw in a museum in Terrasini, Sicily last fall. Happy to know my "ladies" found a home.

Must finish new website this week.

Monday, October 12, 2009

October 12

I'm back, hoping to get this blog going again. This weekend was spent in Greensboro NC. I brought my art to my son and his family's home to take part in the ArtStock Annual Studio Tour. It was great fun sharing this experience with my three granddaughters.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

July Already

Time does fly by. Jude Lobe and my "Provence visited" Exhibition at Harrison's Restaurant in Burlington has just 11 more days. It has been a great show and I have replaced the paintings I've sold, with new ones. Here are some favorites.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Burlington NC

Charlie and I had a great time at our Parish Festival last Suday. The food and music were great! I used my photoshop on these images so there wouldn't be a problem using faces of people without their permission. on this site. Hope you like them .

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Whats new!

New computer server: New email address:
New TurboBall mouse : Stressful
New telephone service : Same number, dialing one prefix again.
New Direct Tv: Too many stations I don't want to watch.
Thank God for lots of good old friends and my comfortable clutter around me.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009


Next exhibit : " Visiting Provence". I am finishing up a painting of a street scene in Vins sur Caramy . I spent a week in walking distance from this beautiful little village last September.
Almost complete is the view of the sea from Cassis on coastal Provence. These are two of four acrylic paintings I hope to have completed in the next 10 days. Framing watercolor paintings when I need a break from my painting. Today I cleaned my oven and entered names and addresses for invitations for reception June 28 in Burlington, when taking some time from my painting.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Is today Tuesday?

I am still recovering from the "Art on the Vine Show". It turned out to be a 2 1/2 day show. Met lots of people interested in my new works and it was a total success!
Did some yard work today. We have a clematis vine that is everywhere. It must travel underground.
I have lots of paintings for my next exhibit "Provence Visited." However much needs to be framed. UGH!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Hello again

Here it is the end of April. In the last month I have been recovering from some surgery, which resulted in a 4 day hospital stay. A few weeks later I attended a wonderful artists' retreat on Emerald Isle NC given by the inspirational artist, Jane Filer. I painted with over 30 artists and it was truly a joyous experience.
I am now ready to hang my paintings "Celebrating Women" at the Womens Health Information Center at UNC Women's Hospital in Chapel Hill. The exhibit will hang for the month of May.
My exhibit will depict childhood days, the clothing and costume women take on and times spent in every day activities like dance and music.
I have worked up several new paintings for the exhibit.
"The Tie Shop" was the result of visiting a tie shop in Palermo, Sicily, this past October, where my traveling companion was in search of silk bow ties. Another painting depicting women stomping grapes in a huge vat was inspired by a small black and white photo I viewed on my trip to Sicily.
My daughter Liz and I have traveled to Britain and on one occasion she purchased a pair of green "wellies". I've illustrated her wearing them in my garden.
"The Princess Party" is taken from images of a grandaughter's birthday party.
I've painted "en plein air" at the "Sunshine Lavender Farm" in Orange County., here in North Carolina.Two of my new paintings show female figures submerged in lavender.
For those unable to viw this exhibit in person, I am posting some of the images .

Saturday, March 21, 2009

A Quiet Saturday

Had a very busy week. I needed to catch up with myself today. Photographed 7 new paintings for my exhibit at the Womens hospital of UNC. Attached is photo of the "The Tie Shop": subject found in Palermo last October. It is a watercolor on canvas 11x14.
Still working on an acrylic painting of a street scene of Vin sur Camary. Today planned new Provence landscape painting I will begin painting in my water color class on Tuesday.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

It is warming up here in Carolina. I feel good about paintings I am working on for my exhibit for the Women's Hospital UNC ."Lavender Lady" and"Grape Crushing" are just about complete. I believe my "Museum Closet" Painting will also be appropriate for this exhibit.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

North Carolina in March

March really came in like a lion in North Carolina. We had 5 inches of snow Sunday night. My son and his family lost their power and spent the night with us. Here are two images I painted of my youngest two granddaughters.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Sunny Thursday

Nice to have a warmer day.
Having some medical issues again. While having my insides checked with an ultra sound, I asked the technician if it was a boy or a girl.
However finished and delivered the painting, "The Bay Leaf Tree and Flowering Herbs" for the Womens Resource Center's Herb festival, coming up in April. Come to the event in Burlington and take a chance on the painting.

Yesterday was Chapel Hill and visit with friend Jane Hammel McCartney. We met in 1957 when we were both long distance operators for AT&T in Manhattan. Jane is now living in Raleigh.

I also set up arrangements for my upcoming exhibit at the Womens' Hospital at UNC. Currently working on three paintings with a femine theme.
Will be spending Friday morning with adorable 2 year old Abigail in Greensboro.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Finally got back to Blog! I joined Facebook this past week. Only because I wanted to view some photos of nephew's little baby. Every one seems to be connected .

I have completed two "Provence" paintings, and worked on women's themed paintings for a May exhibit in Chapel Hill.

Although feeling under the weather this past weekend, managed to hold watercolor class, on Tuesday, where we painted a still life of flowers and a straw hat. I painted my image on canvas and was satisfied with results.

Today did research for a painting of herbs to be donated to the Alamance Women's Resource Center's annual herb sale. I came up with about 8 herbs, seven having flowers blooms. The above image of my painting of a "calendula" plant was used as a raffle prize last year.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Busy day today, teaching watercolor class at ACC in Burlington. Painted still life of assorted wine bottles. Attended demo by Greensboro artist Denise Landi at our Alamance County Arts Council.
Home again to join Facebook and post on this blog. Hope I will be better at keeping it up.
I plan to finish up my painting of a view from Pin de Gale, which I visited this past September. It was such a beautiful place on the french riviera.