Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Blog Class held at 2nd Helpings

 Hey Friends,  The Double Line girls met this morning to create their very own blogs !!  We had a bit of trouble at first connecting to the Internet through 2nd Helpings wi-fi.  I don't have a laptop so I wasn't of much use .
 And we had the good luck of meeting Matt King , who is the PR man with the developmental division of the Rescue Mission here in Roanoke, Va.  We were real happy to meet the man that promotes our work through all of their advertisements/promotions.  Today he was specifically interested in our reception for our April Show, entitled "Mother Earth Awakens".
Bonnie didn't get her blog started (shame shame) but Linda, Judy and Mary Ann did !!  I will add them to the sidebar as I get their addresses.  It was fun and I think they were surprised how easy it was.  I want to add a Thank You to my oldest daughter, Angie, here 'cuz she taught me all I know about blogging originally.

Happy Trails

PS - It's the little tiny things that trip me up !  Like I can't figure out how to undo that bright magenta color on Mother Earth Awakens !   Duh.

Monday, January 21, 2013

New Project for the Double Line Painters of Blue Ridge

Hello Friends, Although these two violins have been "retired" from making music,  they will have a new life as art pieces.  The Double Line Painters will be designing and painting the violins for their Art by Night debut at the new location of the Roanoke Symphony in downtown Roanoke.
As you can see in the photo the two violins will get an initial coat of KILZ so that whatever we apply later will stick!
Follow along with us as we make creative music.

Happy Trails

Monday, January 14, 2013

Workshops with Powers and Brommer

 Hello Friends,  Last Thursday, the 10th, the DLP met at Midges Clubhouse on Smith Mountain Lake to discuss two workshops Midge had taken recently. (that's Midge in the very front)
She took workshops with Gerald Broomer and Alex Powers !  Lucky girl !  Unforuntely I was not there.  I really hated to miss anything Alex Powers had say, he is a favorite.  I should have had Judy do this post, she could pass along any secrets !!
Here is a photo of the goodies Midges husband, Dave sent us.!  He doesn't like to sell his defective pottery so he sends it family and friends.  Very kind of him to send us new still life matter.

We hung a small show in the Arts Council window in downtown Roanoke on Friday the 11th.
I post some photos tomorrow.

Happy Trails

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Wonderful to be Busy

Hello Friends,  Just checking in to give you a little peek into the events coming up this year for the DOUBLE LINE PAINTERS !  It seems we get new invitations every month so I'll have to update this before you know it.
Everyone met today for workshop reviews and painting time at Midge's Clubhouse at Smith Mountain Lake.

Tomorrow, Jan. 11th, We will set up a new show in the Arts Council Window in downtown Roanoke, Va.
Jan. 16th we will be painting at the Salem Museum.
Jan23 We will have a blog class at 2nd Helpings.
Jan 26th is the Collage workshop being held at 2nd Helping !!!

Not much going on right now during Feb. (Good catch up month)

March we will be getting ready for Cups Show in Grandin Village, and the show at @ 2nd Helpings and Salem Museum and the Roanoke Sidewalk Show.

April   First week install Mother Earth Show at 2nd Helpings and Cups.

May  A show is unconfirmed for this month.

June  Seasons in Salem II  at Salem Museum. Memorial Day weekend is the Roanoke Sidewalk Show.

July  An unconfirmed show at the Methodist Home.

August  League of Roanoke Artists Showcase.

Sept/Oct.   Goose Creek Gallery in Bedford..  Lynchburg Fest. at EC Glass.  Lynchburg Art Club Show.  LRA retreat.   Art on Parkway (maybe)

Nov.  Sedalia Center in Bedford has Art & Architecture Fest.

I know I've forgotten something but this is just a quick rundown,  We'll have more details as time flys by.

PS  I enlarged Judy's mixed media painting above so you could see some details.  This is what will be taught at the workshop on Jan.26th !!!   It'll be great fun.!

Happy Trails