Spring Planting

It seems like Spring brings the best art exhibits!  Among these shows is one that has the potential to expand the participating artists’ opportunities. Every year at this time,  Artwell Gallery in Torrington, CT holds their Show for a Show exhibition.  During the show, more than 50 major art museums and galleries from the tri-state region view the submissions and select works and artists to exhibit in their galleries.



 – 24″ x 36″ x 1.5″ – acrylic & ink on wood panel


I have decided to enter Flora, a painting I did for the Girls,Girls, Girls show at the IO gallery last spring.  She didn’t sell and has been hanging on the wall of my office, mesmerizing me with her huge eyes and mysterious beauty.  I almost don’t want to part with her, but…  she may plant some seeds of opportunity for me!


The Show for a Show exhibition runs from April 4 through May 17 with the opening reception on April 4 from 6 – 9 p.m.




Edit – 3/38/09 – I’m also submitting her for Illustration Friday‘s topic, Poise.  She does seem very poised, yes?  

SoulCollage Discovery Circle Starts March 22

New Spirit – Committee Card

Every year about this time, I begin to sense a re-emergence of spirit in anticipation of Spring.  For me, the Vernal Equinox signals a new year as I come out of hibernation, ready to welcome new growth and energy.  This year, I want to celebrate the Vernal Equinox and new beginnings by honoring my intuition and nourishing my creativity, and I invite you to join me on this journey.

Starting March 22, I will be hosting a SoulCollage Discovery Circle at my wings 4 you blog to work through Seena Frost’s book,  SoulCollage: An Intuitive Collage Process for Individuals and Groups, to create a deck of cards and share our experiences.  SoulCollage is a process by which you access your intuition and use expressive visual imagery to create a deck of collaged cards.  It is for anyone who is interested in self discovery and self expression in a creative, non-competitive environment.


SoulCollage cards are created by first allowing the power of images to call to you, and then intuitively composing them on cards to express the components of your personality, the archetypes, the community, and the animal guides that make up your own personal mythology.  In the process of creating your cards, you will connect with yourself in a deep and meaningful way and discover many truths that have remained hidden within.  


All you need to start is to leave a comment here and purchase a copy of Seena Frost’s book, SoulCollage: An Intuitive Collage Process for Individuals and Groups Then starting March 22, I will post a prompt each week and provide a place for you to leave a link to your blog so you can share your SoulCollage journey with the circle.  


You can read more about SoulCollage here.

My New Etsy Shop!


I have finally taken the plunge and opened an etsy shop, and I am so excited about being able to offer my art directly to you!  I am starting off with smaller original mixed media paintings.  In the future, I plan to add larger works and prints.  I hope you’ll stop by and see my new little shop of beauties, and then let me know what you think!

Exhibition 36!


I was so honored when Susan Tuttle asked me to contribute to her book
Exhibition 36: Mixed-Media Demonstrations + Explorations, and completely thrilled when I received my copy.  It is so full of beauty and inspiration… you will certainly want to have this one in your collection!   Susan will be holding a random drawing on Tuesday, December 16th at noon to give away one copy of her book… just stop by her blog for the rules. 
I am just one of 36 amazing and diverse mixed media artists – including Susan, of course – whose work is featured in this “virtual art exhbit [Susan] has put together from [her] little house in the woods.Bee’s Wing, below, is my contribution.  I did write a bit about this painting in an earlier post, but to learn her full story and secrets, you’ll need to buy (or win!) the book… so click right over to Susan’s blog!

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