A Rose by any other name



“A Rose by any other name” Who said it?
I really love roses. Their intricate fat blooms full of a wonderful scent make me smile. Even the simple wild roses with their bold structures and great rose hips have a place in my heart. This is another piece of “mail art,” a simple postcard that will surely delight its recipient.

My favorite rose is Double Delight. Which is yours? If a rose doesn’t have a scent, I will not keep it in my yard. To me a rose without a scent is like an artificial piece of candy.. or a clay piece of chocolate. Or a wax fruit.

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Passionately Pink 2010

Two of my paintings were accepted into this, my first juried show. If you’re in the area, I’d love it if you could stop by. The opening day for an art show is always fun; there is food, drink and merriment.
Click on the thumbnails below to see the paintings I have entered in the show.



To support Susan G. Komen for the Cure, celebrate breast cancer survivors and raise awareness about breast cancer and resources in our community. Please join the C Art Gallery on Thursday, October 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m. to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month with our special, “Passionately Pink” group show exhibit.

All breast cancer survivors will be recognized with a gift from the gallery. There will also be breast health education information and resources throughout the exhibit.

Exhibit Dates: October 12-October 31

Work by the following artists will be on exhibit:

Sue Gill Rose
Pam Courtnage
Tracy Read
Debbie Halprin
Judith Helm
Beverly Shaw Starkovich
Blanca Santander
Michelle Ryan
Nanette Middlewood
Suzy Tidwell
Esperanza Grundy
Shirley Rudolf
Caitlin Dundon
Eden Hopkins
Brian Sostrom
Jane Mayer
Mimi Torchia Boothby
Eric Salisbury
Nimira

*** A portion of each sale will be contributed to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.***

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Cherry Blossoms are passionately pink


One of the fun things artists get to do is enter art shows. An art gallery sends out a notice asking for artists to paint a certain theme, a certain subject or even a particular kind of medium. In this case, the C Art Gallery asked us to paint something pink for a fund raiser for Susan G. Komen for the Cure during breast cancer awareness month this October. Last year I had absolutely nothing pink, but this year I’m ready. There will be further information about this show later on.

Are these pink enough for you?

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Recipe for a bookmark

Last winter I made a bunch of bookmarks and they were so popular, there’s only 1 left in the house. Today I went to Susie Short’s demo for painting negative flowers for some inspiration. She was focusing on Irises, so I thought I would too. Here’s my finished painting:

Then I cut it into handy bookmark sized pieces:

The first three people that want one and leave a comment here can have their own original handpainted book mark. Leave a comment and I’ll contact you via email for your address. Thanks everyone for responding. I’ll have more bookmarks available at a later date.

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Negative Painting – flowers


This is a technique that Jean Haines taught me a few years ago. You take a clean piece of paper and just splotch it all up with colors that you like. Then you start painting in the shadows. It’s a very soothing way to paint. This particular painting was inspired by the lovely bouquet my husband made for our table that day, but I did not paint any of the actual flowers, mine are all imaginary ones. This painting has been sold.

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