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Simple, Fresh and Fun!


March 26, 2007

This weekend I worked on a fun order for a bride in Maryland. She went with a simple and fresh color scheme of soft blue and chartruese. I just loved working with this combination. Let’s just say I had a serious case of spring fever this weekend after looking at these colors for so long. They remind me of a garden in mid-spring, just starting to sprout its lovely greens.

At first I really missed adding my artwork to the invitations. My work is usually so much about a theme or story expressed with artwork. I found it difficult to simplify my expression by using only color and shape. I think however, I learned a valuable lesson – Cliche as it may be…keep it simple!
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I participated in a bridal show two weeks ago. Let’s say I don’t particularly love these shows. I usually view them as a necessary evil. I love to meet the brides and chat, but these shows are often so crowded, loud and confusing that you only say two or three words to each bride.

The show recently at The Waterfront in Plains, Pa was completely different. The coordinators for this show created a welcoming, elegant environment with hours d’ouvres, champagne fountains and creative displays.
I had the chance to speak with many brides at length about their plans. I always love to hear their ideas!
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I have been so swamped this season – I did not even have the chance to post last week. I am really excited however to post today as I recently sponsored an award at a local art show. This show is near and dear to my heart.

I grew up and now reside in Northeast Pa. “Rossetti” is a competition that many local art enthusiasts look forward to every year. As a young art student at Sue Hand’s Imagery in Dallas, PA, I can remember the nervous time surrounding Rossetti judging and the almost unbearable wait to see how my work would fare.
The show however over the years became so much more than a mere competition. It built my confidence as an artist, challenged me technically and gave me a community of artists to call my own.

This year I sponsored the Momental Award for capturing a fleeting moment through art. I am just thrilled with the work chose for the award. You can almost feel the breeze wash over your face as you stare out the window this artist has created.
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