Thursday, May 21, 2015

Student Art Show

Hello my friends! How are you on this fine spring morning!
The weather is grand here!
Sunny and still a bit cool
A great day to go out and do some plain air painting!

BUT FIRST… as promised I do have some shots of my students art show from last week!

•Our gallery here at school is just so lovely!

Some pastels and collages

On the sides are the pinatas
In the middle are the Sumie paintings

Close up on one piƱata

•Here are some drawings on tin

Clay sculptures
Oaxacan creations

Felted Birds and Wooden Birdhouses

Another angle of the gallery

Some wire and textile sculptures

Scratch Boards
Pastel Skeletons and 
Pen and Ink watercolors 

I can't believe I didn't take any close up shots of the Freshman Arts Oil pastels!

Oh well...
That was our spring show
Hope you like the works of art!
See you again really soon!

:O) Mary

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Yesterday at Brimfield

Hi there my friends!
Yesterday was the most perfect day to go to the Brimfield Flea Market!
It was some what cloudy and a bit on the chilly side which made it just 
perfect for walking and viewing the many booths.
I was not seeking anything in particular this year just to go see what goodies I might find!

My favorite item I will save for last!
First I found a watering can-I was looking at many a watering can before I found this one that was in my price range. Can you just see Peter Rabbit hopping in to this can to escape from the angry gardener Mr. McGreggor?

I know just where I will hang my next item
It is a christening gown from the 1940's
(I believe)

My dear friend Eleanor collects antique buttons so I was on the lookout 
for something I could send to her.

I also bought some marbles that I think will be fun to feature in one of my realistic watercolors. The photo of these little beauties did not come out though…Maybe later I will try again.

Finally I am just so happy with my last purchase!
It is a china tureen with lid.

Isn't it a beauty!

I just thought this was so appropriate since the new little
Princess is named
Charlotte Elizabeth Diana!

That is all for now I hope to take some photos so you can see where all of these lovelies will find their permanent home!

Tomorrow is Arts Day here eat school so I will be sure to share with you some of my students lovely work!

Good night!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


Hi My friends!
Yes today as soon as I finish up at work I am off to the Brimfield Flea Market!!

The town of Brimfield, Massachusetts, home of the Brimfield Flea Markets is located in central Massachusetts just west of the intersection of Rte 84 and the Massachusetts turnpike ( Rte.90). Some say that the Brimfield Flea Markets are located at the crossroads of New England. State police estimate that over 50,000 people attend the Brimfield Flea Markets each week they are held.  The exhibitors who set up booths number in the thousands with May and September being the strongest of the Brimfield Flea Markets.

I am looking for small items to put in my cool  box of little compartments.  I think it was once a drawer used to store stamps and letters in for printmaking.

I will return with some pictures of my afternoon  and of course some items that I purchase

All for now have a great day!!!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Its My Party and I'll Cry if I Want To!!

Hey there my friends!
Yes... it is my Birthday!!!
But unlike the song there are no tears today!!

I had a great dinner with some dear friends last night
We went to the local Barbecue place.
I can't believe we didn't take any photos of the evening! (?)
But we all had a grand time!

Today(after work) I'm off to see my dear friend Judith in Albany!

The weather has been perfect -absolutely perfect these past few days!  Actually getting quite warm in fact!!
I have a potted rose plant I am baby-ing in hopes to put it out on my deck for the summer.

Well thats all for today!
I will be back with some shots of my student art show!
Have a great day all!!