Scarlett O'Hara Cat will be donated to the "9th Annual Art for the Animals" charity fundraiser. If I had a penny for every time someone asked me, "Did your mother like Gone With the Wind?" after learning my name, I could probably buy a plantation house of my own. Everyone seems to love this movie!
It's August in my new cottage garden, and the hollyhocks have surprised me with vigorous growth and even a few blooms in their first year! The sweet allysum has seeded itself all over the place, and the catmint and hyacinth beans are growing like crazy, too.
For several years, I told myself that in order to be "successful", I had to have a dedicated art space and tons of supplies. Now, I'm evolving and discovering what works for me and what doesn't. I prefer to work on the go with a portable studio.
I've finished His Majesty at last! King Henry is an acrylic painting on a 16"x20" stretched canvas. I've decided to list the Tudor Wives original paintings on eBay; Catherine of Aragon is already up for auction! A limited number of 78Tarot Decks are still available for pre-order!
While impatiently waiting for my seedlings to emerge, in the meantime, I have let the weeds bloom and grow... and have embraced the philosophy that weeds are just unappreciated plants that deserve a chance to "live and let live".
With Baltimore County under a tornado warning, here in western Maryland, we have been receiving heavy rainstorms every few hours. My poor little garden now resembles a wetland swamp. All that I need are a few alligators!
The 78 Tarot Project is now LIVE on KickStarter! I painted "Five of Pentacles" specifically for this project. I am so thrilled to be participating alongside established and well-respected working artists whom I've admired for years, and many others whom I have recently met through this project. The whole experience has been, and continues to be, a great pleasure! :)
From my Gone With the Wind/Civil War era series.... I'm starting on the Confederate Soldier tonight! Three more to go before Sept. 29th, when they are due. LOL
Scarlett, Rhett, Melanie, Ashley, and two soldier portraits will all be donated to the 9th Annual Art for the Animals charity fundraiser in October. Hosted by Howard's Art and Frames to support Guiding Eyes for the Blind. =^,,^=