Sunday, June 29, 2008
Just got back from Nada Motel in Reno today and what a blast! Meet some wonderful artists and friendly folk who came up to see the work and some of these folks, including a few artists, even bought some of the art! Many Thanks to YOU all. Got an email from a friend who missed the interview on Jeffery's Insight show. But you can go here to hear it
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Tying up loose ends today before I head off to Reno for the Nada Motel show. I'll be bringing some truly funky jewelry designed by Cynthia Burdick, art by Cherie Hacker and some new pieces created especially for the show! Like this piece called Motel Variation #4. For a sneak peak and if you can't make it up to Reno this weekend, check out the Flickr site, which is the first link to the right on this blog.
Monday, June 23, 2008
That would be the SLEAZY accommodations at the Atlantis Hotel and Casino in Reno! In the Triple A Traveling with your pets book, they say the Atlantis is a 3 diamond hotel, but what they forgot to tell folks is that the accommodations for people traveling with pets is absolutely wretched. It's a motel type structure on the backside of the main hotel, with small rooms with either queen or 2 double beds. A bathroom that is small and cramped with wireless service that I had to call the IT guy to get on line. Funny, didn't have to do that at the Hilton at the Salt Lake City Airport where we had an elegant room and the wireless connection was seamless.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Even though I won't be blogging this coming week or the week after, you can look forward to a couple of events. One such being is the Nada Motel Art Festival Weekend. I'll be one of about 50 artists displaying work and carrying on up in Reno at the Town House Motor Lodge from June 26th to the 28th.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Why you might ask? Because there are other people out there reading our blog. If you're wondering about the plural, the royal we, it's me and my evil twin, Skippy. Enough babbling! We got a lovely email from Judd Corizan telling us that one of our entries was picked to be showcased on his blog, The Rising Blogger.
- Unless someone can help me find about 6 more hours for every day. Any takers out there?
Sunday, June 8, 2008
is the most incredible little town with big city amenities like fine dining, theatre, music, art. Yup fell in love with it all over again when the hubby and I went up there a few weeks ago. We got tickets to two shows at Oregon Shakes - neither of them works by the bard though - The Clay Cart (fabulous - 5 *s) and The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler (good acting, direction, set, lights, sound, SERIOUSLY flawed script - 2.5*s) which might be a better musical than a straight play.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Today is the day to blog for peace! So here I am blogging my little heart out. But what can we do to achieve peace? There's a group called Women Waging Peace Network and you can check them out here:
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
are indeed strange bedfellows especially when it comes to raising money for the arts. OK.. this will be one of my shortest rants, I promise. I'm so sick of getting hounded by politicos for money, that I'm instituting a new policy of quid pro quo!
- That's right, you scratch my back and I'll get out my back scratcher for you. So in the future every request for political money will go out with a request for a donation to the nonprofit theatre company that I started back in 1994 - Beyond the Proscenium Productions (BPP). Unlike political contributions which are not tax-deductible, donations to BPP are completely tax-deductible.
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Those of you of a certain age will probably get the musical joke of the title, remember that old tune? What is going up? The digital drawing that is above is going off to a mail art show called "International Aspects on Drawing", being organized by Rita Da Costa. When I got word of the show, I emailed her back and asked if digital work was OK to submit and because of our language barrier, she didn't quite understand, but said she'd make an exception for me. The show is supposed to go up at The Galeristic Space (future art gallery) in Sintra, Portugal. If we have anyone reading this blog who's from that part of the world, would love to have a photo of the gallery and the work in the gallery. As a matter of fact, I'll send you a copy of it if you send me a photo!
- I created "Leaving" while taking a digital drawing class with Marcelle Wiggins, another fabulous digital artist. She's listed in the links section, so go check out her work too.