Thursday, August 30, 2012

Arts Entwine: Can You Help A Girl Out?

Arts Entwine: Can You Help A Girl Out?: Hey Arts Entwine fans, could you help a girl out?  If you haven't "liked" the Arts Entwine Facebook page yet, we would sure love it if you would ...

Friday, June 1, 2012

We Are Moving!

It has been a fabulous run under the name Midnight Blue, but we are moving into a new era, expanding what we do into mixed media studios.  So ... as a result ... a new name, new branding, and best of all, new art. Yeah!!

You can find us at "Arts Entwine".  Please pardon the "dust" as we make the move, but we are super excited about the changes.  Hope you will be too ... we would love you would follow us!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

April Shows bring May Smiles ...

I loved being part of the two April shows, Shades of Spring and Art After Dark, but my goodness, that was quite a few weeks of prep work.  It all turned out great, so totally worth it.  A few sales, but the sweetest part were the great interactions with some very cool people.  Thank you to everyone who came out.

I took a little rest over the weekend, except for late Sunday, I cleaned up my equipment room.  It was a disaster area, to say the least.  Art supplies everywhere!  But now they are all neatly organized again, ready for the camp season to begin in June.

This week, I have some amazing artwork to photograph for a few fellow artists and I am so psyched!  It is beautiful and it is such a pleasure to image it for their digital portfolios.  Watercolors, pastels, stained glass, oils, acrylics and egg tempera icons will all be passing in front of my lens.  It is like a boutique gallery in my studio, it will seem so plain when all that beauty returns to their homes.

And it is hard to believe, but May is right around the corner.  May will bring another show with ALOG, this time for several weeks at Bohrer Park, which will be lovely to be part of ... and a plus for me is that the pieces are ready because of April's work.  And the Main Street Farmer's Market will be starting up on Saturdays ... I'll be there with my photos, jewelry, and some smaller artwork.

And June, June is camp time!  Last I checked, they were filling up quickly ... don't miss out, we are going to have some fun.

And between everything, we are making some changes to our branding ... more on that later.  That's the latest from the studios!  Hope you are having a fantastic spring ...

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Art After Dark is this Friday!

Wow, it is hard to believe it is almost here ... and well, I am still busy painting ... ha, ha!!  I wanted to have some fresh new things, right off the easel ... it just seemed to fit with the event.  We are really thrilled about Art After Dark this Friday.  The concept in general is so cool ...  to have the opportunity to enjoy music and art together for an evening and I was honored to be invited to participate.

I will have my large, abstract acrylic paintings with me.  I am getting back into my foundations, and painting and drawing often again.  Of course, I am not giving up photography, I love it, but it has been fantastic to be delving back into these other forms of creative expression.  I took off the spring term from teaching, just to have this kind of opportunity to explore my own projects, and I am loving it.  I can get so lost in the colors ... hours pass by before I touch back with reality.

I will also be painting while at the event on Friday.  I have the canvas all prepped and I am really excited to see where the evening takes my brush.  The music, the interactions, they will all touch the canvas.  And I wanted everyone to have the chance for this type of experience, so I am setting up an art table so those attending can create their own works of art.  I might have a couple of surprises along with me, too ...

E. M. Spencer will be there playing their music.  I have been listening to them on line and can't wait to hear them in person!

All in all, it should be a great night ... if you are in the DC area, I hope that you will come on out and enjoy it with us.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Cherry Blossoms III

Cherry Blossoms III
Originally uploaded by 12amblue

This will be at the Shades of Spring show at Black Rock, April 13-15th. I've had it printed on metal, with special matting/framing. Come check it out!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

April Shows

With the first of the month rolling around and perhaps that you are checking your calendar, I thought I would share a few dates for upcoming shows in April.  I would love it if you could drop by!

"Shades of Spring 2012"
at the BlackRock Center for the Arts
12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, Maryland
Open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 13-15, 2012
Open 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, 2012
Artist's Reception 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 15
Admission is free.

I'll have a new painting and photograph, silver jewelry and notecards available.  And I'll be there in person on Friday from 10 am to 1:30 pm and on Sunday for the reception.

"Art After Dark"
at the Kentlands Mansion
320 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Friday, April 20, 2012 from 6 - 9 p.m.
Admission is $10.  Free eats, Cash Bar.

The indie rock band, E.M. Spencer will be playing.

I will have my abstract paintings with me, plus I will be creating a new painting while we are there, and we are working on a few other surprises!  It should be a fun evening.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Next Year's Art Classes

I was sitting here, organizing my thoughts for next year's art classes.  As you teach art, you find it is an ever evolving endeavor ... that is what makes it so fun.  I never create a lesson plan and just plop it into place, using it again and again ... I may keep the foundation, but I am always refining it to be more fun, more educational, fresh and relevant. 

Let me just say ... oh my gosh, I am so excited ... I think I have some really fantastic concepts for classes and workshops.  I can't share them yet until they are scheduled (so sorry, but as a contract/freelance teacher, good class concepts are my livelihood)... but stay tuned!