Saturday, February 21, 2009

It's Empty Bowls time again

Hi, just wanted to remind anyone living in Abilene that the Empty Bowls project is happening today.

"Last year some local caring people in Abilene came together and brought the Empty Bowls Project to Abilene. The concept for Empty Bowls is simple; artists create and donate ceramic bowls, guests receive a bowl and a simple meal of soup and bread in exchange for a donation to the Empty Bowls Project. 100% of the donations (yes, 100%!) go to hunger-fighting organizations. 75% of it goes to local organizations working to alleviate hunger."

There will also be a silent auction with many local artists works. The domino painting and a flower painting will be there.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Flowering Quince in a Blue Bottle original painting

8" by 8" acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas. SOLD

The quince is flowering and has survived all the crazy ups and downs in temperature and the horrible wind. I am always so thankful for the early bloomers that make spring seem more likely.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Anything That Comes In Great Numbers original small painting

8 inch square mixed media painting on gessoed masonite. SOLD

I have a great marble and map collection. Marbles seem to be about going places, so, I mixed in some collage of maps and paint chips. There is also a random piece of print from a vintage science book with the words "Anything that comes in great numbers..."

Monday, February 02, 2009


Papercut Print. The Ride.

Papercut Print. The Ride.

Here's a print by Elsa Mora that I requested for Christmas, and I got it!!! Fortunately I didn't have to do jury duty after all and have been using my exacto knife all day while working on a collage/painting. I am amazed at the finesse of Elsa Mora and her haunting images. I am convinced she grew up reading Grimms fairy tales and not Hans Christian Anderson. She has a great blog with links to many other paper cutting artists with incredible work.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Experiments With Inertia original mixed media painting by Polly Jones

Mixed media painting on two gallery wrapped canvas, 60 inches by 40 inches total.

I thought I'd drag out an older work (from 2005 I think) It belongs to some lovely friends in Tennessee now. It's still one of my favorites. I wanted to show it because it relates to a painting I'm working on right now that also has an image of a coiled snake. The title fit with my lapse in blogging too, "Experiments With Inertia" which was taken from an old science book for children along with the image of the hand, glass and coin.

Thanks for the emails and comments! Hope to be soon showing a picture of the painting I'm working on.