The Old Church

It was 10 years ago November 1st that my 38" hair was cut off, the auction of the collection began, and we said started our goodbyes to the Church building that we had, with great love and care, turned into a studio, home and gallery. It was fun to run across these pictures recently when gathering images for a project.

Madame Irma Goes to the Opera

Well, after many years lurking in the corner, Madame Irma is finally finished and ready to make her entrance in a proper way. She is to be paired with Galactic Syzygy -  the Cello assemblage that I created for the Denver Young Artist Orchestra's Painted Violin program, which is touring through next Spring.
The next gallery on the tour invited the 17 artists to send along a wall work, and it was fun to finish up Irma for the occasion. I have not had a signed work for show and sale since the complete divestment of my inventory in 2001! She is 48 x 24 plus frame. Acrylic, gilt, Austrian and German Crystal on panel.
Curtis Arts & Humanities Center
2349 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village, CO
Tel: 303-797-1779
Saturday, November 12
5 pm to 7 pm - Free Admission
Show moves on December 6th

Sucked down a Black Hole

I realize that I have stopped posting here, have stopped leaving comments on friends blogs, have been so consumed with my own dramas that I am being taken the wrong direction, and dragged in to the muck. I need to treasure the good things happening and the glimmers of a bright future that are emerging. 
That said, this past week it pictures:

"Painted Violin" Project for DYAO

I was fortunate to work on a retired Cello rather than a Violin. Here is a look at some progression and details.
I affectionately called this project 
"Chewing on a Cello"
The official title finished is Galactic Syzygy

The Collection from 17 Artists will be shown in many different venues through next Spring, when the altered instruments will be auctioned off to raise money for the Denver Young Artists Orchestra. There are some amazing pieces in the show. Worth seeing it at one of the venues.