April 29, 2013

2013 Hair of the Dog Wine Tasting & Art Show

This week I am preparing for the 9th annual Hair of the Dog benefit Art Show and Wine & Beer Tasting for the MSPCA (Nevins Farm). 

Hair of the Dog
Friday, May 3rd, 6—9 p.m.
60 Island Street, Lawrence, Mass.
What fortune we can exhibit in Chester's at Bell Tower Square (60 Island Street Lawrence, MA). The location is beautiful with hardwood floors, huge windows and exposed beam ceilings. (Photo of my space at the 2012 Hair of the Dog.)

For sale I will have 2013 Spring—Summer 2013 scarves—in both infinity loop and traditional styles. As well as several of past season's scarves on major clearance. Also—for the month of May, I will contribute 10% of all sales from Trail Pixie Studios Etsy Shop to the MSPCA.

Infinity Scarves from:

 In addition to donating 10% of any sales at the Hair of the Dog, each year artists also contribute a $25 art work to the EAC wall. This year I'll be bringing this "Little Flyer" print.

For more information and ticket please visit the MSPCA site HERE....

"We'll be sampling over 50 wines and beers from around the world, so you'll be guaranteed to find a favorite!  With tasty tidbits from Whole Foods Market Catering in Andover, and dozens of artists from Merrimack Valley showcasing their work, the evening is a "can't miss" event.  

100% of the ticket sales will benefit the animals and programs of Nevins Farm. Additionally 10% of all wine & beer and art sales will also be donated. 

Advance tickets may be purchased online, at Shawsheen Village Liquors, or at the Noble Family Adoption Center through Thursday May 2nd.  After May 2nd, tickets are $30 at the door . For more information, contact the MSPCA at 978-687-7453 ext. 6101"

TARC Spring Classic 2013

Perfect weather for the TARC Spring Classic Races last Saturday in Weston, Mass.  I was happy to spend time with the trail running community, to volunteer, and to support over 300 runners from registration to the aid table.

Getting the "Greg Lowe-down" on grilled quesadillas gave me the idea of serving pancakes at the start/finish aid station the morning of the TARC 100. I'm also thinking about a few hot pureed (sans dairy) soups like potato, sweet potato or carrot. We're also thinking of serving PIZZAS like Bogie used to have at the end of the Fells Race. So far so good?

Bill Howard and I are Co-Captains of the Start—Finish Aid Station and besides  race-day food-cravings for ultra runners we are ALSO on the lookout for volunteers anytime between—June 14 through June 16!
Curious? Please check out the race site for details: TARC 100 & 50 Milers.

For the past few weeks I duct-taped my mouth closed so I would not spill the beans about 2013 Spring Classic T-shirts!! These were un-caged last Saturday to all the runners from 10k to 50k. 
 Bob gave me carte blanche in the design with the only stipulation that "It needed a Yeti..."  Umm,  no problem, Bob. Promospark did a great job and I am thankful that "Dallas Green" is not the color of caterpillar guts  or electric kiwis but more of a Kelly green. Here's the way it all played out:
(Photo from Wendy Cashen Akeson)

April 28, 2013

DC No. 100: Dance

gouache/watercolor, vintage photo, gold leaf 
6 x 4 inches
This week I strongly considered our theme “dance” as movement in nature—wind through trees, light on water, mating rituals—before choosing one of my Italian Miniature Paintings to share. 

Visual Sources for my Salomé:

  • Detail of Salomé’s dance, Herod’s Banquet, mosaic of XIV century Basilica di San Marco, Battistero, Venezia, Italia;

  • Birds, Basilica di San Francesco, Assisi, Italia;

  • “Venice, 1931,” vintage photographic test print (un provino) from Porta Portese flea market, Roma, Italia. 
  To be enraptured by other dances 

April 22, 2013

DC No. 99: Tiles

The last time I enjoyed the small beach in Atrani, Italy, I dove all afternoon collecting sherds of tiles 
along the ocean floor. 

Debris from home renovations— tiles were cast into the sea to tumble & roll with tides until 
trapped in coves. 

Sea foam and aquamarine are the colors of
 La Costiera Amalfatina. 

 Medley, watercolor, 12" x 10", 2013

 For more tiles please visit Ariane's Rose.

April 13, 2013

DC No. 98: Beauty

No. 2
charcoal and crayon on newsprint
11 x 8.5 inches

Drawing sees beauty in everything.

Behold — more beauty in tinyWOOLF.