Friday, May 15, 2009

Cambridge Art Association Northeast Prize Show - 2nd prize!

I was in my studio early this week and received a call that I'd won 2nd prize in the Cambridge Art Association's Northeast Prize show, but I'd missed the dropoff date and had to scoot up to Cambridge, Mass. on Wednesday to drop off the piece. "Grace", peonies done in colored pencil, was my entry and I am so pleased to be in the show, let alone win a prize.
The opening reception and awards ceremony is Friday, May 29, 6-8pm at University Place, which is right down the road from the Assoc. building home, seconds from Harvard Square.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

This week is chock full!

I am finishing up painting a dog statue for Paws for the Cause, to benefit Windsor Education Foundation. We have a Cub Scout pack meeting Friday night, then I am face painting at our Scout Booth at the Shad Derby - we have a big carnival for a fish - parade and all.
On Saturday night I get to put my ball gown on and attend the CT Heart Ball Gala with my husband down at Mohegan Sun Casino. I am really looking forward to dressing up - let's hope we don't have any wardrobe malfunctions! The red dress fashion piece I created is an auciton item at this ball. I hope everyone likes it :)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Colored Pencil Society of America 17 National Exhibit

Today the long awaited for posting of selected artists for the CPSA 17th exhibit came and I was very pleased to see they had chosen one of my pieces - "For Barbara", completed during 2 months of lunch hours at work.
I was staying at the home of artist Barbara Van Winkelen, in June 2006 and was walking out of an incredible Nantucket basket shop, when I saw this particular basket in the doorway, filled with cranberries and all sorts of wildflowers. I snapped a couple of shots with my digital camera and this one said, "Draw me!"
I completed the flowers & berries first, starting in the small space under the handle - it just seemed more manageable at the time. The basket weave intimidated me just a little, I don't know why, yet it ended up being the easiest part of the whole piece!