Category Archives: Art

“Fun is the goal, Love is the way, Truth is the path.”

“Fun is the goal, Love is the way, Truth is the path.” Vic Baranco, phd These heart pins are for the upcoming : Indie Craft Experience, Wedding day hooray Today, the magical wedding of Kate & Will, royalty we can actually … Continue reading

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High notes of Clarity

I’ve been up since early morning, in the stillness, time in the studio produces focus and clarity.  I’ve been re-reading Love is letting go of fear, by Gerald Jampolsky, M.D., I intuitively turn toward his words, thinking of the contrast: simplicity of stillness and … Continue reading

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“Know now that we have always been in danger in our separateness”

My friend and colleague Sharman Colosetti, was visiting yesterday, we are doing a peer study series on EFT,  I love learning with Sharman, she has an innate curiosity about life, a wise woman. Sharman was asking me about the story behind this … Continue reading

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‘I am who I am’

This is a painting I did for my friend Judi Knight, Popeye’s quote is perfect for her painting title. Why? She IS who she IS.  She is a Renaissance woman with many careers, therapist, designer, builder, mom, currently, Urban Oasis bed n’ breakfast & New … Continue reading

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Namaste’ April 2011

I have just completed this piece which I began in 1985. Many times I will work on a painting for years, I get to a point where it needs time, yes sometimes years.  A metaphor actually for my life, that being … Continue reading

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Art: floorcloths and paintings

I’m often asked what is the difference between my floor cloths, wall hangings, and paintings. Often there is no difference other than the floor cloths can be used and the floor and mounted on the walls as well. I wanted an art form that could be easily used in homes and offices as well as traditional art settings. At the time nearly all the stretched canvas paintings I was doing were suited for museums and galleries primarily, they were large and sometimes related the art community. I wanted my artwork to also be ‘used’ utilitarian. Probably the primary difference in my paintings and floor cloths is the floor cloths were designed to be responsive to my clients, to the exact colors they wanted, forms, to have meaning to them personally, concurrently my particular style/expression. Lastly, I really wanted to collaborate with my clients, to have an exchange that would also come through the work.
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callahan mcdonough’s ruby slippers studio

Callahan McDonough describes her ruby slippers studio for an artist studio showcase at the indie-pendent in Decatur, GA. via callahan mcdonough’s ruby slippers studio.

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Guardian Bird: chest painting

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Blue Bird of Joy

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Highlands Birds: with cherries

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Contemporary Wedding Runner

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Art & Friends

Sherry is my longtime friend of 18 yrs. She has what we artists call a ‘good eye’. Often she is the helpful art critic I need to call on to decide if a piece is complete or not. She has … Continue reading

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Hugs n’ Kisses

Hugs n’ Kisses for : Sherry

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Callie & Kate

I’m forwarding you a wonderful website with beautiful art created by my Irish sister, Callahan McDonough. You may have seen several of Callahan’s pieces on my floors and walls. What I love most about Callahan’s work is that the longer … Continue reading

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she unfolds………..

Light of Spring Last bits of cold, wintry weather exert itself.  Spring begins to flirt.  Again she unfolds. First the tease, to see if we remember, trust.  

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Client and Designer show off Latest FloorCloth

Judy Clements & Judi Knight of :  New Tricks Might not be clear in first and final photos, but very diffferent floorcloth from first. Good to see completion and in place in Judy’s beautiful kitchen.

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Kitchen: Creative Endeavors FloorCloth: Ruby Slippers Studio Photography: Joe Stewards

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Art for the Sole

handpainted floorcloths wallhangings & more Floorcloths date back to the 1700’s. they were produced by artisans to add color to their homes and keep drafts from coming up through wood floors. They have made a resurgence in modern times as … Continue reading

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