Sunday, December 28, 2014

Showing at LSU Union Art Gallery



Thursday, January 8th through Tuesday, January 27th 

the LSU Union Art Gallery will host 

About the Jurors: Selected Works from Randell Henry, Phyllis Lear and Jennifer Shaw

  which will feature 20 works from the jurors of the  
2015 LSU Juried Student Art Show. 


This exhibition is free and open to the public. 

For gallery hours and location go to:

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Little Green Froggie


This little guy is destined for a newlywed's home. 
Her kitchen colors are dark gray and lime-green. 
I think she'll like it. 

To see more of my decorative art go to:


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Custom Order - Finished




Putting the finishing touches to this custom ordered floor cloth. 
It is a small kitchen mat to be placed in front of the sink.

Floor cloths are fantastic for protecting wooden floors.
They are perfect rugs for people with allergies. 
Moms can place them under high chairs for quick cleanups after meals. 

To place custom orders go to my online shop.
I can create any size, any image in any color. 


Monday, December 8, 2014

Presence of the Magi - A Christmas Art Lecture




I will be presenting a Christmas art lecture at 7:30 pm. Thursday, Dec. 11 at Crossroads Chapel, First United Methodist Church in Natchitoches, Louisiana.  The lecture, “The Presence of the Magi,” is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.  For more information, e-mail me at learp@nsula.edu.

Come on up to Natchitoches for this short talk about beautiful art, then go downtown to see the lights

Monday, November 17, 2014

Madonna of the Barn




This icon was given to my brother-in-law by one of his clients. It is  a German print and originally belonged to the client's parents who were Polish immigrants. It had been in her barn for many years.

I'm working on cleaning the frame and placing the print in a mat so that he can hang it in his office. 

This image is known as the "Black Madonna," and is one of the most revered icons in Poland, if not in Europe.

Here is a link to information about the, "Black Madonna," and the legends that surround it. 
http://www.ewtn.com/library/mary/blackma.htm

 


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Yoyos On My Mind

Sketches for large textile pieces. Top L-R: Kudzu, Invasion (of the Apple Snail). Bottom L-R: River of Blood, Sustenance, Moonlight, Vine.

Working on some new ideas for large textile pieces. 
I am thinking yoyos.
Not the toy-with-a-string yoyo; the fabric yoyo or "Suffolk Puff" - hundreds of them. 
I am presently sewing black ones for the black and red idea on the far left.

These ideas are definitely out of my comfort zone and very exciting. 
I have been consulting with my sister the Textile Queen. 
I've also bounce some ideas off of textile artist, Leslie Gruesbeck. 

I'll keep you posted on my progress. 
 
 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Showing at Louisiana State Museum in Patterson, La.

Stop by the the Louisiana State Museum in Patterson, La. 
(Wendell-Williams Memorial Aviation & Cypress Sawmill Museum)
 They have a wonderful gallery space used for changing exhibitions. 

Here's a link to their website for a schedule:
http://www.crt.state.la.us/louisiana-state-museum/museum-sites/louisiana-state-museum-patterson/

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Floor Cloth Appears in POV Magazine


 One of my floor cloths 
commissioned by Designs by 2
is featured in 
July 2014 issue. 
(Be sure to view the gallery at the bottom of the article.)

The floor cloth is used as a hall runner. 
I used photographs and fabric samples provided by the interior designers to create the floral images. It was great fun and I look forward to working with Designs by 2 again.  

To commission a floor cloth go to 

Hope to hear from you soon!


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Showing at Baton Rouge Gallery


 
I am showing at the Baton Rouge Gallery 
through the month of July. 
Come by, get out of the heat, and enjoy some wonderful art. 
Click Here for a sneak peek.


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Thanks Vicky!



Thanks to Vicky for purchasing this floor cloth for her kitchen
during Party in the Park in Lafayette, LA.
 
Vicky and I started elementary school together and graduated in the same high school class.




Thursday, May 15, 2014

Party in the Park

"WISHES FISHES"  (Drawing/Collage)


Meet me at the UL Horse Farm this weekend. 




"SWIMMING KOI"   (Table Runner)