Feb
7
2011

What Works for You? by Deb Bartos

I’m now doing a seasonal blog for Jerry’s (four times a year) as this works for me. Winter is the perfect time for soul-searching, organizing,  and removing the clutter to make room for the new life that appears in spring. I’ve always liked to look at life in seasons, and love them all. They all have their own beauty, and their changing nature reminds me first that change is possible and secondly, not to take the present for granted, as of course, it doesn’t last. It’s meant to be enjoyed in the moment.My title of “what works for you” this month is because I’m asking myself this question. I... [More]
Feb
2
2011

February 2011 Artist of the Month - Jim Martinez

JiM MARTiNEZ I look at my art with the same satisfaction that an author might view his or her writing, or a musician might appreciate the music.  If I only had myself to share it with I would feel blessed.  I love to share what I create and can’t wait to show someone as soon as it’s done (my wife is usually my first victim).  As I have come to live with the fact that I am never completely satisfied with an end work, I know that I will always learn something from the drawbacks that I can carry to my next piece.  I have always loved the drawing aspect of fine art, and just recently began experimenting with scr... [More]
Jan
24
2011

"Mother Nature's Child" by Cheryl Whitestone

Mother Nature's Child 24" x 36" Oil Paint on Linen Currently this painting is being exhibited at the State Botanical Gardens in Athens Georgia, through mid Feb. 2011. This is a portrait of  a little girl who had been out on a hike with her mother, a photographer. They had found a meadow and picked the wildflowers that she is wearing and holding. Her mother taught her how to make the garland for her hair by weaving the flower stems together. I had been taught to weave garlands as a child many years ago too. The flowers are Shasta Daisies, Coreopsis, Red Clover and some others I can’t identify. I wonder how many people still do th... [More]

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