Tuesday, August 19, 2008

barnstorm....Ohio or bust!

Westward ho!

I will be traveling over hill and dale, mountains and yonder, fording streams passing through valleys. No, I am not Sacagawea blazing a trail with the manly duo Lewis and Clark.
This is a trip of greater proportions....a trip of monumental importance....a voyage worth rewriting the history books for.

A journey to the Buckeye State for the 2008 Country Living Fair!
Artwork has been seeded, sown and harvested and enroute.

I will be siding with a wonderful group of women artists heading to Ohio for this extraordinary event.
Navigate your way by bus, train or plane, caravan, covoy or just hitchike.
Join in and mollycoddle yourself with fripperies and artistic gems.

Look for me and all the other Earth Angels in the Artists tent.

2008 Country Living Fair
Sept. 12-14th
rain or shine

Columbus, Ohio

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

lil' miss red...vixen or victim?

So what is it about this little red -cloaked vixen? Lately I'm obsessed with all things red and hooded. Maybe it's the color...scarlet, blood, crimson,vermilion. It's so fetching.
After all, don't we all want rosier cheeks? redder lips? Marilyn Monroe's nail polish?

Maybe it's the story of Red Riding Hood? How pretty little girls should look out for the dangers and perils of unsavory characters? (wolves=men) As not to be traipsing around just "asking for it".
Oh how these children's stories are really just torrid fables and gory, dark, tawdry lessons to be learned.
And lately wolves are so beguiling. Have I fallen under a spell? Have I been hoodwinked? Usually they scare the bejesus out of me. As of right now I could be easily lured to the Black Forest hoping to run in to Aesop himself.
So as with anything else this treacherous theme has bled over into my artwork.
Hooded gals, wolves, darkness befalling....

I suppose this is just a phase.
Call me crazy....but I kinda like it.