Sunday, July 27, 2014

Congratulations Ali Gallo!

Hello Everyone,
I want to send out a big CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! to my very talented artist friend, Ali Gallo.

Ali has just received a purchase award from the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico for a fabulous piece of her artwork!!!!!

Ali is from Sacramento, CA, but, has made Albuquerque, New Mexico her new home for the last several years. Although she is very missed here!!! I am  so happy she is flourishing in her new home!  Ali's creates her beautiful contemporary art pieces from articles that most of us would discard or overlook as having any artistic potential. She can take any old rusty piece of  "whatever that thing is" discard and work her magic to create the most awesome piece of sculpture.  As this beautiful piece,
and this!
and this!
Check out her website to see more of her  beautiful artwork
And again CONGRATULATIONS ALI !!!!!!!!! 
As for me I have been in the house for 3 days straight painting away!  Feels GREAT!
Remember to mark your calendars for the October 4th's Art Party!
details to follow.
Peace and love to all

Saturday, July 12, 2014


Sisters, my five panel painting, one of my sister Carrie's favorites!

I am back, it has been several months since I started this blog. My intentions and life within these months have changed.  People who know me, know I lost my niece and my little sister. Life can change in a blink of an eye. And mine has definitely changed. I retired from my state job, moved from a house to an apartment, grieving my family members.  I don't think you ever stop grieving, and I will always miss them everyday.  My niece was in my life for 40 years, Dusty Ann and my little sis, Carrie for 60 years, and I am so very grateful for those years. No, life will never be the same, and I will never take one second for granted,here on this planet of being alive.

Life is such a gift. Every breath is a blessing. 

Your family is the biggest part of you.  They know you always, they are pieces of you and you of them.

My sister Carrie was so proud and supportive of me and my arts, it meant the world to me, it will never be the same for me. So, now I am starting over again, it will not be the same, but it will always be with her in my heart and her words of encouragement and love in my mind that will keep me creating as I love to.

So, this is a new phase in my life in so many ways, it is an age of rediscovery. It will be interesting and challenging. But, here I go!!!!!!!!!

To re-enter my new life, My wonderful friend, and 'surrogate daughter', (as I fondly call her), Bethany is hosting an exciting ART PARTY , October 4th, 2014.  It is going to be so much fun and we are calling it ART, Chocolate Cake and Wine Party!  Details to follow.  Time to stick my toe back in the water!

I had several galleries representing me over the last few years, in the bay area and southern CA, and they did an awesome job promoting and selling my work, but, alas, as with all the other changes, they have all closed, due to different reasons and times.  So, it is really a new beginning for me. But, I have to say I am excited,  When one (or more) doors close, as they say, Many new ones will open!
So, stay tuned to my new beginnings and updates.

Please enjoy this painting of my beautiful daughter Shana, of course she is much prettier, then the painting, but, God is better at creating then I am. LOL

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