Monday, July 6, 2009

June Blooms

"MMM...Tasty" is in the spotlight again. It was chosen to be in the Art of the Animal Kindom XIV in Bennington, VT, June 13-July 26. ( )

The Carnegie museum in Pittsburgh had a special members night for their members to preview their new exhibit on robots. We were thrilled to discover some old friends included in the exhibit.
I was excited to see Klatu from the classic science fiction movie "The Day the Earth Stood Still" (the original, not the remake).

And of course C3PO and R2D2!

My birthday was shared with my cousin's wedding in the Cleveland area. My folks flew in from Dallas which was a special treat.
The bride and groom were lovely dancing their first dance, but my favorite couple on the dance floor were my parents. They celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary this June!
Dad took Vic and I and my Uncle Marvin and Suzanne out to dinner to celebrate my birthday. With sculpture always on my mind, the pile of garlic mashed potatoes became ...well...a rabbit.

The restaurant celebrated my birthday too and treated me to a lovely tart complete with candle!

The next week we headed to Cincinnati for the Riverspan Sculpture show held on the "purple people's bridge". The bridge spans the Ohio river connecting Newport,KY with Cincinnati. It's a lovely venue and the breeze from the river made an otherwise very hot weekend bearable. This was my first year doing this show and we enjoyed meeting the people in the area.

Monday morning we started on our next great adventure, an adventure we hope will last many years. We drove to the Toledo area to pick up our new four legged, furry child. Andrew is just about 1 year old, a Cavelier King Charles spaniel. It meant we were on the road all day, but it was well worth it. He is quite the little lover.

The Merry Month of May

Wow, it's been a long time since my last post! Well I guess I better get caught up. May 15-17 was Sculpture in the South held in beautiful Summerville, SC. Thank you Nancy and Ned for being wonderful hosts letting us stay at their house. The weekend was amazingly wet, but we managed still had some wonderful people come to enjoy the sculptures. Azalea Park provided a wonderful backdrop for outdoor pieces.

Both "Slurp" and "Butterflies Are Free" attracted much attention. The tents tried valiantly to keep us dry. The quick sculpt was a fun event.

Elephants were my subject again. There are endless possibilities for a small group.

Home for a few days and then off to my friend Michelle's to get the elephants fired in her kiln. On the way down I stopped at my "bff's" daughter's (she is my daughter's "bff") and get a baby fix with her her son Max (my grandson's "bff"). Confused? me too.

At Michelles we fired the ellies and worked in her studio, took some walks and visited the Richmond zoo. We road the sky ride and looked down on the rhinos. Along the way some Galapagos tortoises have a discussion.

Since we all had birthdays coming up in the not too distant future and I don't get down to see her and her husband often, we held a birthday season party. The theme was dinasaurs. Movie of the night was "Night at the Museum". Pizza and yummy treats were had by all.
When I returned home I presented Vic with a "discard" from my friend Paula. I have my bike, but it was hard to get Vic convinced to ride when we didn"t have wheels for him. Well now he has wheels and for those who know him...guess what, it doesn"t have a motor!
The end of the month was the opening of "Wild Things" at the Annmarie Gardens in Solomons, MD.( ) I was pleased to have 2 pieces accepted for the show, "Neck 'N Neck" and the big "Butterflies Are Free".

I unfortunately did not get to the opening but word has it that Butterflies recieved an award!!