It's for sale in my gallery-shop.
WAY OF GIVING BACK
For all those who helped me get through Hurricane Sandy
When we went through Hurricane Sandy many generous folks stepped up and helped us. Its time to return their generosity. I was inspired to paint this picture and offer it for sale, 50% to be given to Catholic Charities of Galveston, Houston, so they can offer assistance to some family who really could use a boost right now.
What goes around, comes around.
Hurricane Harvey is headed for Texas and I am praying tor the folks there
(family included). I remember clearly when Hurricane Sandy hit my home
/studio in New Jersey. The studio was in the garage on the ground level
and 7 feet of water decimated it. I was away at the time and when we
returned my family had arrived before us. They carried most of my crea-
tions up to the deck. There was Muck from the tides on the oil paintings but
they were salvageable ( I left some on one as a reminder). The watercolors
and pastels were in sealed plastic bins and had floated and were safe.
Somethings were lost but that was ok,we were safe.
It was not until I went across the street to help a less fortunate neighbor
(they lost everything, never did return)clean up the yard that I discovered that
my paint brushes had floated around the neighborhood and were my reward
for being neighborly.(I did not need a reward).
The only way to recover after a disaster is to reach
out to those in need. The government is pretty useless in the moment.
Neighbors, local charities and churches are what will be there for those
affected. I am praying for the people whose lives will be hurt.
AUG 7, 2017
Another excuse to not be in my studio???
I hope not, Got stung this morning just as I was opening the studio door. The exterminator is supposed to call me back. Last time I posted I was injured setting up the studio. Wish I could say I have been painting diligently ever since but that would not be true. I spent the cooler months doing plein air studies with some fellow town artists ( Some interesting lunches too). Got several paintings done of local places and I am actually pleased to have embraced my new surroundings this way. Telling the story of my transition from Jersey girl to Floridian in my art helps me to realize I have made a good move. It is really a fine place to live. Of course, I still don't thrive in a hot climate, but it is manageable.
DOLDRUMS or incubation period?
Been here before, Time for open reception of ideas and showing up for the work. On with the day.
DEC 28, 2016
FINALLY TUNING UP MY STUDIO.
Love the time After The Holidays.. just selfish I guess. Finally get to doing the things I have been wanting to get to. Got a new work bench for Christmas and now all I have to do is put it together. The box weighs a ton. This should be interesting. The studio has a built in workbench, but it vibrates when using power tools and during the summer the vibration caused a sharp item I had stored on the top shelf to fall and gash my leg. One thing leads to another. Left a scar. So that is one reason for the new work bench.