Monday, April 30, 2012

Red Hot!

El Guapo (is Red Hot!)

Made with sparkly dog leash found at the Goodwill Bins, Chili pepper seeds 
and foraged scrap found on my walks through the neighborhood. 
El Guapo was cut from the label on the bag of Chili peppers.

Had fun taking a break from Garden Fair planning, to create this little 8 x 10 assemblage for Mark Woolley's  Simply Red (2) Show at his new gallery space in Pioneer Place down town.  The grand opening party was also his birthday celebration and was attended by HUNDREDS of Artists, Lovers and Art-Lovers. I knew it was NOT to be missed -even though I would be running on empty after the Epic Event of the Lewis Garden Fair earlier that day! As soon as I walked in, I was greeted by my two new lovely 'Mud-Bug' friends who informed me that my little painting had SOLD. All of my exasperation over putting my art on hold to devote hours (months) of volunteer efforts for my son's elementary school washed away and I felt vindicated, reunited with my first love, passion and new priority again.

Back on Track!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Dive Divas

Last month I got a call from Chris Haberman saying that he needed some art to fill the walls at the Limelight -a funky-yet-fabulous bar in Sellwood. It was actually where he had his very first show, some 10+ years ago. Not ashamed to follow in his footsteps, I couldn't say no, so I dusted off my old Diva paintings and put them back in the 'limelight' -right where they belong. I recommend visiting these gals up close in person as they are adorned with 3-dimensional elements that are hard to appreciate in a photo.The show is only up for another week, so git yerself down there and raise a glass to Patsy, Peggy, Billie, Bessie, Ma, Debbie and Patti. Be sure and check out the front door -painted by Chris on your way in!

6708 SE Milwaukie Ave. PDX


Friday, April 6, 2012


Click it!

I was asked to come up with an 'Artist Statement' for my current show.
I don't know how to write one of those things, so I wrote this instead.
Do you think it werx?
Did I leave anything out?