Tuesday, May 31, 2011

More Dragons of Mariarosa

You may or may not remember my earlier post regarding the dragon collaboration that I'm involved in with my cousin, (The Dragons of Mariarosa) but we've added two more to the collection. Percival is shown above and here is what he looked like in his original form when Mary Rose posted him on Facebook:

A Very Happy Dragon

And this is the lovely Guenevere in her original state:

Blue Fairy Dragon

I decided to have her walking in a wood, like a damsel in distress wannabe. 

I always got a huge kick from the tongue in cheek lyrics of "The Simple Joys of Maidenhood" from the musical, "Camelot" (which I committed to memory as an impressionable teenager). There's a line where Guenevere sings, "Shall I never be rescued from a wood?" Aw, heck. Here are the entire lyrics (think melodrama):

Where are the simple joys of maidenhood?
Where are all those adoring daring boys?
Where's the knight pining so for me
he leaps to death in woe for me?
Oh where are a maiden's simple joys?

Shan't I have the normal life a maiden should?
Shall I never be rescued in the wood?
Shall two knights never tilt for me
and let their blood be spilt for me?
Oh where are the simple joys of maidenhood?

Shall I not be on a pedestal,
Worshipped and competed for?
Not be carried off, or better still,
Cause a little war?

Where are the simple joys of maidenhood?
Are those sweet, gentle pleasures gone for good?
Shall a feud not begin for me?
Shall kith not kill their kin for me?
Oh where are the trivial joys?
Harmless, convivial joys?
Where are the simple joys of maidenhood?

Shall kith not kill their kin for me? Really? Where ARE those simple joys of maidenhood? Haha!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Bomomo Competition Winners!

First Place Winner - Christina Crook
I've had so much fun with Bomomo and the Bomomo Contest and I'm delighted to post the winning entries. They will each receive one of my enhanced digital collages which were all created with a bomomo design as their foundation.

Second Place Winner - Vicki Brinkmann

 Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to everyone who participated!

Third Place Winner - Denise Carew

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Bohemian Hotel

After a grueling afternoon of shopping in gorgeous galleries and gift shops, it was necessary to stop for a refreshment.

Umbrellas on the roof

Elevator floor
Kayak on ceiling with alligator face bow
Outdoor seating. Because the temperature was close to 100, I chose to hang out in the A/C.
Savan Gria Margarita... perfect for a hot day!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


After shopping at The Paris Market & Brocante, it was absolutely necessary to refuel by stopping for lunch at Papillote, which is located just a little further west on Broughton Street in Savannah.

Tap water served in vintage bottles.
Crispy Duck Roll... yummy!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Another Trip to the Brocante

Tiny Letterpress
It's almost impossible for me to visit Savannah without making a trip to The Paris Market & Brocante. While there today I noticed a pretty young woman taking as many photos as I. I finally asked her if she was taking photos for a blog to which she answered in the affirmative. We both agreed that this is the most photogenic store anywhere. I gave her my card and asked her to please send a link to her blog. Hopefully, soon, she will

Vintage Grab Bag Jewelry

Tortoise shells

Drawer pulls

Monday, May 23, 2011

Maureen's Gallery & Gifts

One of the many positive things to come of this year's exhibit at Yellow Springs is that I picked up new gallery representation at Maureen's Gallery & Gifts. I've updated my website to show what pieces I currently have exhibited there. If you get an opportunity to visit this amazing place, please be sure to let me know what you think!

The Maureen's Gallery page on my website

My First Ever Collage Workshop

This past Saturday morning, I gave my first ever collage workshop. People/organizations have been asking me for years to conduct workshops and I've declined doing so, simply because I wasn't sure how to approach it. Not only have I never conducted a collage workshop, but I've never attended one, either.

After gathering ideas from friends and colleagues over the years, I finally came up with a game plan and found three guinea pigs who were willing to help me test it out. Debby Nixon, a lifelong friend, Alice Cinnante, a brand new friend and my mother, Chloe Morgan comprised my test class. Debby provided a sumptuous breakfast of quiche and pound cake. Alice, who is an art teacher, provided her classroom and great feedback. And my mother provided great companionship on the ride to and from her house in Savannah to Alice's classroom outside of Charleston, SC. (Mt Pleasant, to be exact!)

We had a great time! Everyone came away with a beautiful piece of original artwork in a medium they'd never tried before. And the best test of the success of the workshop? My mother, of course. She was a reluctant student at the start but probably the one most tickled by her end results.
From left to right: Alice, Debby, Chloe
I see more workshops in my future... and maybe in my mother's, too!