April 18, 2010

Wesleyan Reunion Weekend Full of Art

I attended my college reunion this weekend and it was really special this year because the school has added an art show to the line up and an artist market as well. Fitting that I took my first photography class at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia that I return with my photographs.

Here is an image of my art in the wonderful gallery the alumnae volunteers created with reunion year artists' work featured. Pictured here are Mystery Bloom, Spring and Waltzing with acid free mats and black frames. The works are about 20" wide and retail for $180 framed. On the right is my latest creation. It is a 16" by16" version of Perfect printed on canvas with acrylic highlights. This sells for $200.

While I was at the alumnae weekend, I took a few photographs. Our school color is purple, so I thought to pull the purple in this image. It's too bad you can't read the year on the sign on the right below as that it my graduation year. ;) A special thank you to my classmates for all their purchases at the art fair.

April 15, 2010

Alicia Keys Wows Atlanta

Recently, I took my daughter to see Alicia Keys because I heard on 95.5 The Beat that Alicia plays piano. Because I believe my daughter is talented, I thought this could spur her back into lessons. The concert was really amazing. The show began very dramatically with smoke and Alicia in a cage singing "Caged Bird." She also sang "Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart" and "Empire State of Mind." Her voice is so melodic and passionate. And, this 29 year-old woman can play the piano. She attended Professional Performing Arts School and graduated at 16 as valedictorian. She bagan studing classical piano at the age of seven.

We were listening to the Elements of Freedom CD for weeks before the concert.  It is beautiful music. I clearly got the message during the concert from Alicia's dialog with the audience, words on the video screens and lyrics that there is "nothing that you can't accomplish." Red hearts were everywhere as Alicia seems a lot like me with a LOVE theme to her life. Another neat part of the show was the dancers. There were three one male and two female. Take your dance student with you, so they can see first hand all the leaps, spins and grace.

I was surprised to hear the uplifting and motivational words in her previous recordings, so I ordered a CD because I'm hooked. Take a listen and you will be too. Check her concert schedule for your area. And, she is on American Idol the 20th and 21st of April.

April 08, 2010

Chastain Green Market is Fun!

Enjoyed meeting all the dog walkers, artists, collectors, and moms and dads at chastain park this past Saturday. Just checked and the weather is supposed to be sunny for the weekend in Atlanta. I am printing more images to take to the show on Saturday, and painting! Hope to see you there. Here is a picture of my tent at the show.

Saturdays 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Chastain Park's Horseradish Grill
Sponsor's page with directions: Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces.

I purchased my pop up tent from my local costco warehouse and the mesh panels from http://www.flourish.com/. My banner was printed by Don Neder of SpeedPro Imaging in Atlanta. This is a great entry level tent for selling art and crafts.