Monday, November 23, 2009

Small Works Show

Weekends through Dec. 20, 2009
"Small Works, Big Ideas, Thinking Inside the Box"
Melrose Bay Art Gallery

These two paintings are new small works for the show at the Melrose Bay Art Gallery. I hung them this morning. There are so many really good art works still available at reasonable prices. It really is a mystery to me what sells and what doesn't.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Paddiwhack Event

I am happy to be included in this event. I love their new location next to Fresh Market what a fun place to be. Thursday, November 19 from 6 to 9 pm.

Champagne & Chocolate Event
The Paddiwhack annual champagne & chocolate extravaganza Thursday November 19, 2009 6 to 9 pm
This holiday season visit Paddiwhack for the largest selection of hand-made gifts in the area.

Work from well known national and regional artists ...

Barefoot Dreams

Department 56

David Marsh


Patience Brewster

Patricia Locke

Natty B

Elizabeth Garvin

Ed Levin

Gary Rosenthal


Tin Woodsman

Story People

Shoestrings creations

Island Cowgirl

Kathy Bransfield

Eleanor Blair


Bill Campbell

Folkmanis puppets

Carol Barber

Linda Blondheim

Holly Yashi

Stacey Breheney

Amy Peters' Studio

Sharon McGinley

Basic Spirit


Jill Schwartz

Churchill Weaver

Chris Roberts -Antieau

Heartwood Creations

Jan Barboglio

Kay Ash

Lampe Berger

Sid Dickens
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Barefoot Dreams

Barefoot Dreams Robe & Throw in Use
54" X 72" Reg $132.50

This holiday season surround yourself with our BambooChic® throw or robe, and you'll wonder how you ever lived without it. You will lose yourself in its softness as you relive the peace and comfort of your favorite blankie. Barefoot Dreams® BambooChic® throws are also featured at 5-star resorts and spas, a favorite among celebrities and the modern mom on the go! Available in 10 elegant colors, the BambooChic® throw will add style and sophistication to any home. BambooChic® knit is unlike most chenilles in that it is machine washable and dryable. It won't shrink, pill or wrinkle and will always return to its original softness.One of Oprah's favorite gifts.

Patience Brewster
vixenDashaway Vixen
by Patience Brewster
12" tall

Patience Brewster many of you may know as the creator of the Krinkles' line for Department 56. this year she as ventured out on her own with the debut of her new line for the holidays.

Dashaway Vixen, one of eight reindeer figures, shows the attention to detail and quality that makes this and instant holiday favorite and family keepsake. Paddiwhack carries the entire line of Patience Brewster ornaments and figures.
Linda Blondheim
Linda Blondheim Painting My Yard III 12" X 16" Oil on panel unframed
by Linda Blondheim

Linda Blondheim is a painter of the south, her work chronicles the fast changing landscape of rural North Florida and South Georgia. Having grown up in the region she is pulled by her connection to the beauty of the real Florida. Each painting documents her travels, of the love of the rural landscape, and it's need for preservation.

Paddiwhack is proud to represent regionally know painters like Linda Blondheim, our current show is of recent painting by Linda.

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Monday, November 09, 2009


I had a fun time working on this painting, Decadent Forest, last week. I painted over an older painting and I feel that helped me achieve the delicate balance between intention and discovery. Sometimes I plow right through with my intentions and forget to play and be involved with the process. I have also just played and felt the painting had no structure or intention. It's a tricky balance.
It also felt really good to make some sales this weekend. The prices weren't high but nothing makes an artist feel better than a sale. Thank you to those purchasers, I appreciate you. And those sales also help the Harn Museum of Art and Melrose Bay Art Gallery, places that we love.