Thursday, July 9, 2009

On Being the Resident Artist at The Promenade Gallery

A few years ago I found myself in a tough spot. My personal relationship and financial position had changed drastically. My roommate moved out, and so something new had to move in. Enter Kathy West and the terrific opportunity she offered me at The Promenade Gallery in Berea.

When I'm not hauling my jewelry around to shows, it resides at Promenade in a beautiful old oak and glass case. I pop in regularly, restock the inventory, talk to customers, and make a general nuisance of myself--all of which Kathy and her Creative Consultant, Donna Spangler, tolerate with great good humor.

Not only will you find my entire show inventory at Promenade--including lots of one-of-a-kind pieces--you'll also enjoy lots of wonderful art by many respected local and regional artists. In fact, the reason I am so happy to work with Kathy is because I believe her gallery represents the very best of what the arts & crafts world has to offer. From the folksy to the fine arts--you'll find it all at The Promenade Gallery. Stop in and say hello, where you'll be greeted with a friendly smile by Kathy, Donna, MeOwnSelf or Daisy, the gregarious gallery doggie. I promise you'll love it!
The Promenade Gallery is located at 204 Center Street in Berea, Ky and is open Mon-Sat, 10-6; Sun, 1-6.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Happy Birthday, Marc Chagall!

Like most artists, I like to experiment across various media. For today, that means I'm eyeing a block of porcelain and considering if I finally want to start on that tile top table. My creative meanderings have taken me down many paths--metal, ceramics, oils, enamels, pen and ink, colored pencils, in other words--I'll play with just about any materials placed in front of me. Occasionally I even strum the guitar (when I'm sure no one is around to torture except Maizie, whose howling accompaniment couldn't possibly be interfering with anything melodious).

I especially like to dabble in 2-D art as a diversion from the constant jewelry-making. This is a painting of me mum (hey, Mum looks good in green!) I worked on during my, um, Fauvist period. I've decided to finally leave it alone. I think it's finished...well, for now.
Back to the porcelain...time to get squishy!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Welcome! I'm just beginning this blog. Check back for pictures, show updates, new things I'm working on, and a dose of Southern sass!