The Holiday Clifton Barn Sale was a huge success once again, raising over $1,000 for Fisher House Foundation. I had great fun meeting with art lovers and collectors and sharing my process. As many of you know, I have incorporated mixed media into my work, which includes the hand painting of papers on a gelli press plate, and adding them to the textured pieces vial collage. It's great fun! The image below is a highly textured angel trio that I created with gowns made of paper I hand painted and collaged on. The background was also created by painting it first then collaging hand painted papers and maps on to it. I love this process because it combines the texture (which I love and am known for) with the papers, which I am obsessed with!
I was honored to be asked to create ornaments to support Allied Forces Foundation!
I had a fantastic time demo-ing my art at the Lovettesville Oktoberfest. Believe it or not, the Lovettesville Oktoberfest is ranked as one of the top Oktoberfests in the world! Thanks to so many great folks who stopped by my display in front of the Painted Pig artisan shop to watch my demo and chat about art. If you haven't been to The Painted Pig, all I can say is -- go! They have so many unique and handmade items by local artists. The proprietors Denise and Scottie hand curate every item and you'll always find something new there. For more about the Painted Pig, check out their Facebook page.
Thanks to all my friends, family, and new collectors who visited my booth at Taste Leesburg!
I met so many wonderful people at the Purcellville wine and food festival this weekend!