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, July 21, 2011

I'm Just Necking Along Now!!

Yes! Wapaw!  I got my Gallery Cards done yesterday!!  YAY!  I am just going crazy trying to get everything ready for my upcoming show!  I am very excited, but also struggling my Azz Off! :(
I have definitely been taking my physical limitations to new measure!  My G-Kids think I should do a video of me painting while having a Herky-Jerky!  Although, I do not technically Paint While I am having one, I always stop...it would be a (funny?) interesting video! :)  I wonder what kind of music I could put that to?  Hmmm... imjstkidding...noreally...

Monday, July 18, 2011

Look "Who" Is In The Mix!!

ME!  I am now beaming!! I am going to have my very own Solo Show right here in Lovely Redding, Ca. at the Bohemian Art Loft, 3304B Bechelli Lane!!!  YAY!  I hope to see a lot of friends, all friends whether real or imagined!! I am going to have a drawing for one of my Paintings, so even if you do not make it to the Opening of "Til Then And Now", Please try to come by, the show will be up through August!  The Bohemian Art Loft is truly a wonderful little Gallery that always features a ton of local artists, handmade jewelry, cards, prints and more! Plus the Owners Nadia and Peter are Delightfully sweet, ready to greet you and very Exuberant about what they Do! :)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Another Hopping Good Saturday!

I was out in full force last night with a Carload! LOL! I got out late, had the Grand kids in tow and the rush was on! :)

We started out at the North Valley Art League where I was looking for Pam Bennett! She was the featured Artist and had a couple of her Very Big Paintings there, that she worked entirely in Grey Scale! They were fantastic, nearly photographic looking! It was Very Impressive! Also up is the current Members Show “Daze of Summer”! Their hors d'oeuvres were nice, complete with somebody's Home Made lemon Squares and Tasty Shrimp!

Then we were off to the Old City Hall (SCAC) where they have a awesome Show Called "The Natural Step", highlighting the theme of natural form and features the works of a lot of excellent local Artists!  I have to admit that I have a special weakness for a good Baked Brie, so I found myself lingering a tad too long at the Tid-Bit Table!

Following the horrendous parking issue I had, we finally made our way to Leatherby's Creamery!  They were featuring the work of one of my Favorite Groups the "Artistic Endeavors"!  I love the stuff they bring in, it is always fresh, well executed and presented very well! 

We rushed to get over to see my Artist friend Raette Meredith doing an exuberant demonstration at the "Redding City Ballet Company", she is always putting herself out there for her demonstrations and is forever inspiring to everyone that watches, which is definitely the case this time! :) 

We finished off the evening by dropping in at the "Viva Downtown" to see some nice Photographic works on Canvas then across the street to my Favorite End Spot "Vintage Wine Bar" where an old Favorite Gene Knaebel had a really fantastic body of works featuring Photos on Canvas of Murals from the Coit Tower in San Francisco!

All in all it was a really great Hop Night and I hope we can get out a little earlier next month though! :0