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!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sunshine Driving Me To Start Slinging Something

Around in the Studio that is!  I have about 4 Canvases that are just itching for a start!  I lost my drying rack over the Winter, so now I am going to have to wing it until I can go get me another!  Plus, coming soon is the Pecha Kucha Night!  I am already working on my presentation and I am nervous but it should be a Blast!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

What Is Going On In The Studio?

"Paradiso" Original Framed 9"x12" $275

Today I am trying to tie up some projects that have been dragging on Wayyy tooo looong and get it Outta Here!  :)

So, up first, the finishing touches to this Custom Upholstered Frame I made for this Original Acrylic Painting, named "Paradiso", in honor of my friend that liked it...that will possibly end up owning it?  IDK

Right now it is for sale!  $275  It is not on display anywhere, it is still on my easel awaiting the power tool wielding Hunny to attach the hangers!  :)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Sundial Film Festival Had A Big "Breakdown"!

At least that was the Film that took #1 for the Night!  LOL!  It was a rousing hand of applause when things went "Splat" for the Lady(?) of the film!!  Josh McHale of L.A. took home the Big Prize!! :)
Apparently we are still awaiting the People's Choice Award Tally, so keep in touch here... Sundial Film Festival

There were numerous faces I recognized, although I could not get through the Sea Of People to touch bases with most of them!  Yay!  That is a Great thing to see Soooo many people out having a blast involved with the Arts in Redding!

But... what an awesome time we had out and about at the Festival!  I got to see Jeff Loveness again!  I have been following him since the First SFF when he won for his short called "Profiles Are Lovely"! What a doll he is... his (2011) short film "Contact" was very thought provoking and another Classic! Now that he is officially a Grad from Pepperdine University I can't wait to see him fly!!  :)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sundial Film Festival Excitedly Anticipated!

I wish there was a sticker!  I used to love those stickers people handed out for promos!  Annoying as hell, but boy sometimes they could Really Stick Around!  :)
I would be getting my 3rd one this year!
Hey, I voted, Did You? :)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Rumors Are Rumors... ArtHop Is Still Rockin!

I know I have heard here and there that the Arthop (Will, Has) dropped off because Troy and Adam have been making moving plans, but I have to say I Don't Think So!  I think they have really laid the groundwork and that it will survive and keep going strong however it is handled!

I was shoulder to shoulder in the crowds at Gallery 833, owned and operated by Dennis Halkides, located on Misteltoe!  It was a lively bunch, with a couple of the Artists on hand fielding questions and talking about their work!  I was delighted to see Barbara Enochian there, awesome collage work presented, I did get to see her for just a moment before she was swept away! One of my friends was absolutely delighted to meet and talk with the Artist responsible for the Cool Steel Fish along the new stretch of 44, John Streeby and talked his ear of for about 1/2 an Hour!  It was very exciting and as my new official Arthop Kickoff point, since the Infinite Designs is now history, I did not have a hard time choosing, as I am a sucker for good Wine & Cheese of which Dennis and his Family have been providing since their opening!  I was partial to Jeanette and Ann though...  miss them much...

Anyhoo... so off to a Hopping good time, we ran through as many as we could, Vintner's, NVAL, Carnegies (which apparently does not have a web), and Vintage, meeting and greeting heavily along the way!  There were plenty of crowds and a lot of people having a great time, no fizzle here!  :) I am not sure where the After Party wound up, but we ended the Evening at the ever wonderful Tapas, sharing a piece of Delectable Delightful Cod and a final glass of Red!  Owner, Brad graciously patient as we hung on endlessly...  :) Thank you & Ohh-LaLa, here is to the next Hop!  :)