A Piece Of Me...

I was born in the second half of the 1900’s, possibly descended of "Scottish Tinkers" (still finding this), Tetched with Megalomania, Decidedly Hetro and an emerging Crone!

Winter, Blue, Spiritual, Empathic, Artist, Artisan, Wordist, Herbalist and a Stone Caster!

Now then, for good measure I’ll throw in ADD, Bi-Polar, OCD and a bit plain ole NUTZ….. J I refer to this as having numerous "Cats In My Attic", which means I still have control...otherwise they would just be "Bats In My Belfry"! : )

Most of my time, these days, is spent dealing with a semi-bizarre condition, "Arachnoiditis w/Myoclonic Dystonia"! Such is life after a fairly severe (ACDF C4-7) spinal incident. I am so grateful to no longer be paralyzed after successful surgery, that I try not to whine about the “Chump Change”! I’m sure any Quadriplegic out there would gladly accept the sacrifice for the freedom of Mobility!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Second Round Of Art Festival To Check On My Ducks!

I have to hurry up and get down to see if my duck is going to get Plucked!  WooHoo!
Also, I voted on Raette Meredith's Glorious painting "Just Around The Bend" and I want to see if it wins!
I did manage to pull a sorry representation of one of my pieces out at the last second but it did not make me feel too good because it was a last second make do!  The gentleman that was supposed to be making my frame never came through and I had to creatively find a way to cover all my mounting holes and it ended up looking like a craft project instead of a painting!  Oh well!
Sorry no pictures, I am down to dial up and just glad to be able to ramble!  LOL

Go cheer for a duck!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Slam Fan Hopping Mad...

...as a hatter that is, I heard Slam Buckra was at the Vintage last night for the "ART HOP" and I had to miss out! AARRGGHHH...
Here is one of my favorites, from his own original pieces!  Paint that is, his music is a whole other beast, too cool!  I do not know the title on this, but I really LOVE these colors and the expession of his execution!  Self Portrait?  LOL!

Oh well! I hope they had a "bloozy" great time, (maybe even a boozy one too)! LOL!

I was otherwise indisposed and unable to get over there at all! It was awful because I just knew I was missing out on the hottest spot on the HOP! Okay, so maybe I am a little partial, but I do think his music is pretty awesome and really would have loved to be over there sucking down a couple of fine cocktails while chilling to his groove!
Listen to his stuff, www.slambuckra.com and then buy a CD, SUPPORT OUR LOCAL ARTISTS!
Missed out catching the "fire Dolls" too, but I hear they will be appearing again September 20th at the Redding Convention Center during the Redding Tattoo Show!

The Art Hop was a blast last night, just tons of people out having a great time, seeing some fantastic art, visiting friends and tossing back some cool (okay maybe hot) snacks to boot! There were at least three times as many visitors than the Hop before so I know the word is spreading fast! By the next one we should really be jumping!
I did get to meet one of the other local artists that always draws my eye, Kaydee Duckworth!  Her work is really striking!  I was very happy to finally meet her, I have been oogling her stuff out for a really LONG time, find some at a local gallery and check it out!  I would put a link here, but I could not find one!  BooHoo!

 I know Rayette Meredith was doing a demonstration over at Westside Florist, I wish I could have stopped by!  I am going to have to find a way to get out and do a little "Hopping" of my own on the next one!  I did have fun though just visiting as they came through where I sat!  Next one, I'm out and about! 
I sure hope Slam is roaming around somewhere too!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The Next 2nd Saturday Art Hop Is Just A Few Days Away!

I am positively excited about all the great participants for the Art Hops!  What great fun! 
One of my personal favorites, Raette Meredith will be over at Westside Florists shop doing a demonstration!  Wow!  That should be awesome so I hope there are a lot of visitors there.

I think we have some real momentum now and it will be getting more and more exciting as the word spreads and more people jump onboard!  I would love to see some local "celebs" out making the rounds and do some glad handing to help pump up the community involvement! 

Also, just around the corner, is the TurtleBay Art & Craft fair in Caldwell Park.  September 27th & 28th!  Just in time to buy some really unique and original gifts for those special people on your Christmas list!This years festivities will be very exciting and the display will be spectacular!  I can hardly wait!

Summer '08
This is one of my pictures I really liked from this years "Jest Playin" file!