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This weekend, September 22 is Art at the Riverside in Leo Indiana. I grabbed this picture off the website and it must have been taken by a drone. It is a great show, you can see the parking then cross Schwartz road, the food trucks and live music then the artists. My tent is the very last one one the point at the bottom. Booth #16 I am looking forward to Saturday….I have seen two temps. 67 degrees or 74 degrees and sunny!!! Come out, see us, buy some one of a kind art. Riverside Gardens, Leo Indiana, 14701 Schwartz Road. 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

I will be bringing this painting out this Saturday. I have been saving it but decided to make it available. “Evening on the Porch.

Vincolet Art and Wine Festival, Sept. 8 and 9, 2018. This was my view on friday, Sept. 7 while putting up the tent. Just a beautiful place. I was so looking forward to this show. Only 60 artists but a great following, and I understand customers make a point to come to this show.

Hurricane Gordon decided to dump his rain on the Cincinnati area. We had a few brave souls walking around but the rain just was coming down very steadily. They closed the show at 5pm and I went to get the car and it was stuck in the field.

I had to disengage the traction control and it took 5 men to push it out, the ground was that saturated. Last year, I was doing St. James Court in Louisville and another hurricane decided to stay over the show on Sunday flooding our booths, what were the chances? Oh the life of an art fair artist. My helper Margaret and I were happy to report that no art or prints were damage, that is a success story.

These grapes were very aromatic.

Right now I have a gallery show and sale at the Juxtapose shop in Elkhart. It will be up through the first week of October. It opened on the 13th of September and I was delighted to be there. It was for the monthly Elkhart Art Walk. This is my art in the front window.

The others hanging in the shop. All the originals, prints and cards are for sale.The address for Juxtapose is 208 South Main Street, Elkhart, IN. Very cute shop!

I am an animal lover. This painting…Unconditional Love…..was created as the partner for Cat Love. This is a limited edition print up to 2000 and for every 10.5 X 10.5 print sold I give Animal Care and Control $5.00. The print can be found in my shop. During the Three Rivers Art in the Park I had a person stop in my tent who is from the Black Pine Animal Sanctuary. She had mentioned that they have many items that can be used from the animal, like snake skins and bear fur which caught my interest and could be used for a mixed media painting.. She mentioned that they are also having a fundraiser called Lions and Tigers and Beer in October. I will be picking up the wild animal ephemera and dropping off a print for their auction.

Cat Love-the partner to Unconditional Love. Click here to purchase.


The idea using the bear fur and snake skin came from this painting….That’s Life….This is an actual abandoned birds nest from my bushes. It had been abandoned and it just needed to be added into a painting. I will let you know what I come up with. Click here to purchase.

I have added a Holiday Show, Le Chic Holiday Market for Nov./December. It will be at the Coliseum on Nov. 30/December 1.


My Shows through the end of the year.

Art at the Riverside Sept. 22

Renaissance at Roanoke Oct. 13

Wunderkammer November 1

Le Chic Holiday Market Nov. 30/December 1

Wunderkammer December 13.

Find your Creative Joy Workshops October 21 and 26

Find your Creative Joy Workshops

The two paintings above are the examples we are going to work with in the classes.  I want to share the joy of creating with Mixed Media.  It is great fun.  Get a group together and have a creative night out. Just $75.00 for a four hour workshop. Join me at the Decatur IN, Pennsy Depot.  October 21 or 26.  Click here save your spot for Sunday. Click here to save your spot for Friday.

Creative Womens Market at Wunderkammer

This thursday, June 7th, I will be setting up at Wunderkammer for the Creative Womens Night from 6pm to 9 pm. The address is 3402 Fairfield Avenue, Fort Wayne, IN.  I will have with me Fine Art Prints, Reproduction Note Cards, and smaller originals.

This 6 X 6 original will be with me titled “Love Your Neighbor”.

This brand new 9 X 12 original will also be along, titled “Don’t Be So Serious”.

I will also bring along the poppy titled “Live Out Loud” and the one below “Orange Bouquet”. Check out the Facebook page for more information. It is always a fun night with lots of interesting artists. If you have anything that you would like me to bring just let me know.


Creative Women’s Market

On my home page you will find my show schedule and I have included the dates where I will be setting up at the Wunderkammer Arts Center. I was at the first one in April and even though it was a rainy/flurry night there were quite a few patrons that came through. This market celebrate creative women and there were artists, jewelry makers, seamstress, bakers, gardeners and soapmakers on my end. There are two rooms. Along with this there was a running photographer exihibit on the walls. I had access to the door going out to the courtyard and it was really interesting. Once the warm weather shows up it will be quite pretty because there are many areas that have garden growth. Mountains were painted on the brick building that is the south side.

The fence that is the east side and next to the road has items attached to it for privacy I am sure. The pathway is painted also.

I was not sure what all to bring since I normally set up in a tent. So I brought my three easels and three large canvases, prints, painted rocks, notecards and small canvases that can sit up on their own. It was fun and I met new people. My next one I will be at is in June.

This building used to be an italian restaurant that was very popular. All the flooring had been taken up and there was just a cement floor. I was trying to think if I had ever eaten in the room I was showing in. This picture shows the east wall that has been painted very colorfully. It was a fun night, only three hours and a different venue than where I normally am at. I look forward to returning in June.