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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Fun Times

It has been a while since we have taken a family picture. Here we are December 25th, 2011. Some Italian specialties for dinner and wonderful desserts. Fun times for all.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

It was a busy week. Three days of celebrating my birthday, one with friend Larry Vellani. Went to the "Rembrandt" exhibit at the NC Museum of art, on my birthday. Finishing up the week with our friends' Barbara and Tony's husband and wife birthday party. Along with a case of poison ivy I also did manage to bring my art to the Alamance Co Arts Council for their Christmas Holiday Show.

On Sunday took some fabric designed by daughter Margaret, organized, and sewed a quilt with daughter Liz , and Pedro. Quite a family affair. Hope to take it to one of the local Christmas Bazaars.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Moving the clock back an hour

November tells me another year is coming to a close. Sorry I didn't write about the wonderful exhibits I had since my last blog. August was "Remembering Italy" at the Saxapahaw Artists Gallery. I had about 30 paintings on display and it was truly an Italian event. "Mebansville " played some great Italian songs and my granddaughter Hannah Jackson sang and played her guitar in the downstairs gallery. It was also her 16th birthday.

During September and October new paintings were brought to the Benjamin Vineyard for our first mother-daughter exhibit "celebrating Women." I was honored to have my art along side my daughter Margaret Jackson's beautiful iconic paintings.

October was the time for the Alamance County 2nd annual studio tour. I exhibited my paintings and prints at the sculptor, Cindy Biles Studio in Saxapahaw.

I have taken time to add some new art on the Cafepress site. I have always been pleased with the quality of the products and their customer service on this site A 2012 calendar "La Mia Cucina" is now available in my calendar section.

All the images of my art work on the calendars can be framed.

I hope to be better about keeping up with this blog. Most days are too short.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

August & September

August was a busy time exhibiting my "Remembering Italy" paintings at the Saxapahaw Artists Gallery.

Fishing boat painted in Castellammarre, Sicilia.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Hot on Saturday

Watered some plants this morning but staying in to keep cool in North Carolina. The Saxapahaw Artists Gallery had a fantastic opening reception for "American Summer," last evening. If you are close by, come and see the exhibit. It will make you proud and grateful for the beauty of our nation. "Happy 4th."

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Saxapahaw Artists Gallery

Have been busy working for the Saxapahaw Artists gallery. This is a new co-oop gallery, I've been a member of since January. It is located in an old southern mill village. It has been a few years

people have been coming to this spot due to a little general store that serves a goumet menu, a charter school and apartment living along the river. Saturday night during the summer 1,000 people come to put their blanckets on the hill and listen to music.

Our all member exhibit during the month of July is "American Summer," opening reception July1. The first image shows our gallery and the second is a sample of a few of the artist's work. The third image is the piece I will be displaying is a watercolor, "Sailboats at the Marina"

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Busy in June

I am working on three upcoming exhibits. "Remembering Italy," in August at the new Saxapahaw Artists Gallery, "Celebrating Women "with my daughter Margaret Gwinnett Jackson at Benjamin Vineyards in September/October and the Alamance Studio tour in October. The weather this week in North Carolina has been beautiful. Went into colonial Hillsborough to visit galleries and lunch with some artists friends. Did two days of hard exerise at the Y., this week. Will this keep me young? Going back to the "senior class" on Mondays.

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Busy week

Another busy week. Finished commissioned watercolor. Worked on my painting in acrylic of "San Domenico Church in Palermo." I have the festival lights looking the way I want them to but the church needs some darker glazes of color. Tweaked my website for an hour this morning. Then added a few items on my Cafepress Sicilian page. This week I have also been sending out info to radio and newspaper on line calendars to promote the upcoming Saxapahaw Gallery Grand Opening Reception. SAVE THE DATE FRIDAY MAY 6th 6- 9 pm. Music and refreshments. Attending a little presentation of Gianni Schichi tonight. Love any thing by Puccini

Saturday, March 19, 2011

March: going out like a Lamb

My students are continuing to work on their flower paintings and I completed some new ones as well. After class on Tuesday, I finished two home portrait commissions in watercolors. It was a long but fullfilling day.

This "flappers"imge was made into a print to be used for a raffle to benefit the Alamance County Historical Museum at their annual tea. The program is "100 Years of Costume and Fashion." The painting is no longer available.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

More Images

The class at the Alamance Community College
I think they are all meeting the challenge of painting exciting images.

Flowers paintings from the artists in my watercolor class

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Flowers, Flowers

Teaching a 15 week course of "Flower Painting," at the Community College. This is an intensive course and I have a group of talented students who are coming up with exciting paintings.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Happy New Year

I am a bit late with my posts. The month of December just got away from me. I was in two exhibits and took part in the formation of a new gallery in Saxapahaw NC. The final details have not been decided upon, but the space looks great. Location is just across the way from the new Pub and up the street from the popular General Store. I am exhibiting my diptych paintings of the "River At Saxapahaw."