A pause in this blog for health drama, (not travel–boo!) bummer all!

I was getting ready to go see my photographer, Jason Dowdle, Blue Sky Digital Photographyin Snow Camp last week. I’d made an appointment and we were set. But then, some health drama bloomed up in my body instead, and I will be steeping back for the next few weeks to treat what looks to be a cancer recurrence in my body after 9 years squeaky clean.

So, in case of a sweet return to some kind of normal in a couple months, I’ll be bringing these big pieces to Jason to be photo’d and we’ll go from there. Take care, y’all!

big dove

big dove

scotland sisters

scotland sisters

the seascape 60x48

the seascape 60×48

big robins

big robins

36 x 60 bar harbor blooms

36 x 60 bar harbor blooms

Ciao!

Shannon

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This Saturday–Reception at the Museum of Natural Sciences–for me!

My exhibit of watercolor and acrylic paintings of deer, (beautiful, graceful, beloved and maddening, garden munchers that they are) is on the walls this month of the Nature Art Gallery, upstairs in the Gift Shop of the Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh.

The reception is this Saturday, 2 – 4pm.

Deer by Lake Deer By Stream Deer in Forest Long Doe

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Clay of the Day–Meta Hedgehog Done and Boston Flowers –next!

before....

before….

meta hedgehog

meta hedgehog–after!

clay tiles slipped and drying--Boston Flowers Series

clay tiles slipped and drying–Boston Flowers Series

clay tiles slipped and drying---Boston  Flowers series

clay tile slipped and drying—Boston Flowers series

Bird Nest tile, slipped but still to be fired

Bird Nest tile, slipped but still to be fired

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Before and After–CAG show at the CAC office–how art really enlivens a space !

Hallway before the art

Hallway at the Chatham Arts Council Office before the  Chatham Artists Guild  art goes up

The Chatham Artists Guild began as the Studio Tour, a program of the Chatham Arts Council. The years went by and along the way the Studio Tour became its own entity. We changed our name to the Chatham Artists Guild to reflect our broader focus; we’re not just the one Tour anymore.

Now here we are 25 years later and to celebrate, the Guild and the Arts Council are putting on a show together! The Arts Council is now housed in a cute little house in downtown Pittsboro, just a couple blocks from the courthouse on 64 west. Guild artists have filled the walls  and rooms with beautiful art and wow, does it look good! I keep meaning take “before and after shots” when I hang shows and always forget. Not this time!

 

CAC--room 2 CAC--room

Chatham Arts Council's stylin' meeting room with Martha Danek, Mark Hewiit, Jane Eckenrode, Annabelle Stein and others!

Chatham Arts Council’s stylin’ meeting room with Martha Danek, Mark Hewiit, Jane Eckenrode, Annabelle Stein and others!

Beth Goldston, Colleen Black Semelka, Vidabeth Bensen and Louise Hobbes

Beth Goldston, Colleen Black Semelka, Vidabeth Bensen and Louise Hobbes

now colorful hallway

now colorful hallway

Middle room with Doug Dotson, Kate Ladd, Eric Saunders

Middle room with Doug Dotson, Kate Ladd, Eric Saunders

Helen Kotsher, Horty Jacobs, Jeff Clark

Helen Kotsher, Horty Jacobs, Jeff Clark

(My apologies, fellow artists, for missing some your names.)

Come see it for yourselves and all the pieces I didn’t catch in this sneak peek. Lots more to enjoy!

Reception : October 1st, 2 – 4pm. The show will be open to the public on three Saturdays in October: October 7, 14 and 21 from 2 -4 each day.  Come take a look!

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Clay of the Day catch up–new bag of clay, new session

new boston gardens -theme flats drying

new boston gardens -theme flats drying

drying flat, flowers, folded

drying flat, flowers, folded

second crow heart, slipped and drying

second crow heart, slipped and drying

flower flat, slipped, drying

flowers flat, slipped, drying

flat and ram on bisquw shelf

flat and ram on bisque shelf

meta hedgehog, soon to be fired

meta hedgehog, soon to be fired

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