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Phoenix Home and Garden
I'm excited to announce that my mural work from previous years has been featured in an article in the January 2016 Phoenix Home and Garden. The article, "Doing it Together" shows the garden of my good friends, Rosemary and E.Y. Hooper with descriptions of their amazing garden in Tucson, Arizona. Photos include some of my early mural work that helped make their outdoor space special.
Christmas in July
Its hot out there but here is a fun craft that will make you feel cool. Thinking about Christmas decorations early can give you plenty of time to have beautiful things for the holiday.
1.Purchase or find cones in different sizes. Cardboard or Styrofoam. Paint them black or dark green. Let paint dry.
2. Gather together old broken necklaces, junk jewelry, strings of beads and rhinestone pins. Anything that glitters.
3. Using hot glue as your adhesive, wrap around the cone, or stick on the cone all your bits and pieces, making sure the background doesn't show. You can even overlap and crisscross for a more complex look. Don't forget to use old brooches as stars on top.
4. Create all the "Christmas Trees" you like and use them as a table setting with other shiny items, like mercury glass or crystal items.
5. Put some of the trees up on different levels and twine tiny, colorful, battery operated lights through your forest.
It makes a holiday dinner have magic in the air.
Getting ready for a show
Fifty artists with flourish
Vision Gallery in Chandler was packed during last month’s opening for “Flourish: Artworks Inspired by Our Gardens,” which features works with a natural, floral or botanical vibe.
Plenty of artists were on hand, and happy to talk with gallery visitors about their works being featured at the gallery through Aug. 30.
Exploring the exhibition is a lovely way to enjoy the works of 50 Arizona artists in a single setting.
It features paintings, textiles, photographs, ceramics, mixed media works and more.
You’ll find some additional works in the space as well. Think large fiberglass ostrich covered in fruits and vegetables created by Ruth Knowles, “Techno-Gyres” created by Rachel Wilson as part of IN FLUX Cycle 4 and several works by Phoenix sculptorKevin Caron.
Enjoy this sampling of works, then head to the gallery for more art meets nature.
Here is the link to see photos of work.
I have been an artist for more than 30 years and have enjoyed all of it.