Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Finally, some artwork!  I scanned these and they are a little "bright" on my monitor, but I could not get them toned down.  Hopefully you will not be blinded looking - trust me, they are really nice in person.
The pieces are a mock-up that I made for a proposal last week.  I was invited to appear before the Board of Directors of a local public library to offer my ideas for art.  I made this little quartet on claybord - they are each 6x6 - so they could see the colors I had in mind.  Plus I wanted them to see how cool the claybord is, the texture, etc.  
To say I was  wreck is an understatement.  I used to do this "presentation" stuff all the time in my previous (corporate) life, but doing it with my art just made me crazy.  I spent a lot of time getting organized and even prepared a Power Point presentation.  
Then(lucky for me), the Universe intervened and we ended up in a room with no projector, ha!  So I pretty much scrapped my whole talking plan.  It was definitely for the best though cause I got really excited (like I do) and I think everyone could see my true enthusiasm for the project.
These circles really rock my world right now.  The connections and compartments have so many meanings for me.  I feel this is an expansion of my Community series in some ways, like the Community pieces are moving toward a new Connection series.  Geez, what is it with me and all these C's????  
C.  See.  Si. 
And yippee, I got the gig!  They want 8-16x16 paintings.  
Woo hoo, I ordered my claybords and can't wait for them to arrive so I can get started. 
Life is indeed good.  To do what I love, surrounded and supported by those I love......well, it just doesn't get any better than this.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!  


  1. Anonymous12:47 PM

    I LOVE them! You know those are my colors!! Congrats!

  2. Anonymous3:37 PM

    Congrats on the gig. Woo hoo.
    and BTW, i'm 'TAGGING' you. Hopefully sending some folks over to check out your blog!
    Kay Crain (John H's friend)

  3. happy thanksgiving to and john !!!

    {and I had already added the LK day to my calendar-such a great idea-but I hadn't done what john does with those "empty" envelopes and I even liked him before I knew this about him and now I think he is BRILLIANT !!!!}

  4. oops....and congrats on gettting hte "gig"...WHOOHOOOOO !!

  5. Gorgeous! Congrats on the gig!

    Happy Thanksgiving!


  6. Just wandering around and found your blog.
    Your work is incredible...
    I just love how rich the colors are.

  7. hey mary beth- these are gorgeous! congrats! I could sit here and stare all day alas I have to go make dinner.


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