Sunday, November 30, 2008

Happy THanksgiving!!!!

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. We had family over and had our Thanksgiving meal picnic style in the back yard. 
It was great to catch up and share the day together. 

Friday, November 28, 2008





WHERE:         The Decatur Market & Gallery

                        153 Ponce de Leon Pl.

                        Decatur, GA 30030



WHEN:           Saturday, Dec. 13 2008

                        5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.


DETAILS:      Free to the public; refreshments and music


Rodney Andrew is a master “lampworker” who creates unique glasswork inspired by nature.  His original art is a type of glasswork that employs a gas fueled torch to melt rods and tubes of clear and colored glass.  Once in a molten state, the glass is formed by blowing and shaping with a variety of tools and hand movements.  This technique has been widely used in Murano, Italy since the 14th century.


Early lampworking was done in the flame of an oil lamp, with the artist blowing air into the flame through a pipe.  Most modern lampworkers use torches burning propane, natural gas, butane or pure oxygen.


Mr. Andrew’s work is a fine example of modern lampworking and is highly prized for collections.


Mr. Andrew will be present for the reception, as well as other artists in at the gallery.

The Decatur Market & Gallery is a co-operative gallery for emerging artists and unique artisans of Georgia.


For additional information contact:

Patrick Dennis, Decatur Market & Gallery


888-377-0755 toll free

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Success at the Covington art festival

I had a great show this weekend in Covington Louisiana!
Not only did I meet great new friends, I sold my most recent painting, Looking Over Montepulciano, 48" x 36", (shown to the right).

The show was a true trial of patience and endurance. After driving 8 hours, I got myself signed into the show, the van unloaded and began to set up my display.  That is when I realized I had left my display tent in Atlanta. I called  and drove around Covington, trying to buy a tent for the weekend.  Not having any luck with a tent, a fellow artist noticed my distress and just happened to have an extra EZ up tent that he could loan me.  THANK YOU Michael Hayman. 
What a nice guy!

Well, It was a tent that I was not used to, so of course, I did not set up correctly. A wind storm can through over night and when I go to my tent the next morning all of my display wall were skewed  and twisted. Once again I was very lucky, The borrowed tent was not damaged nor were any of my paintings. I must of had an angel looking over me this weekend.
I had to break everything down and set up again.  The winds were still very strong but, neighboring artists helped keep things from flying while I pulled my work and walls out so that I could start over. I tell you, longest set up ever!  

My drama finally stopped and I had a great weekend. Thanks to all the folks that helped me out!


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Art Vision This Weekend!

Stop by this weekend to see my work along with 100 other artists at the Paideia school's annual art and craft sale.

Sat, Nov. 15th, 10 - 5
Sun, Nov. 16th 12 - 5


The Paideia School

1509 Ponce de Leon Ave.
Atlanta, Georgia 30307

Driving Directions from Google Maps


LynnCross 404-371-1552

Hope to see you there!



Monday, November 10, 2008

Three Rivers Art Festival this weekend!

This show is always a lot of fun. I love to visit southern Louisiana. If you find yourself in the  area, stop by and say hello!!


Friday, November 7, 2008

This weeks progress in the studio

Check out the progress I have made this week on the Cinque Terre Painting.
This canvas is 48 x 36. I have made a bet with my painting class that I will be finished by January 6th.
Wish me luck!


Thursday, November 6, 2008

Enjoy the break from painting classes

Happy holiday from painting class!
We had our last class on Election Day and will not start back up until January. So enjoy your break and I will see you next year!!!

* Spruill Day class* A mini class will
be offered for Dec. 2nd - 16th