Thursday, February 11, 2010


Are you OVERWHELMED by trying to figure out the best place to blog-- or to get your word out?
Before my studio become busy-- I wanted to blog as much as possible.

So -- posts here will be few as FACEBOOK and LINKED IN have taken over as a more effective (for what I want) way to deliver studio news.

THANK YOU for following-- and more than likely you have SO MANY blogs you follow you may not see this post!

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Philanthropy at NC Museum of Art

Come Alive with Greek Classical Art

What a joy it was to create this "real" Greek maiden to Celebrate the New Greek Classics Wing of the North Carolina Museum of Art.

The New Acropolis Museum in Athens just opened in June. These videos blew me away!

Click Here for Opening

Click Here for What Inspired me to do this Painting Above

Let me know if you want MORE Greek Links.
Here is one more, a wonderful folk song, "for the road."

Ax ellada Sagapw - "I Love Greece" by Nikos Papazoglou

OPA! To Life!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Got Wiki'ed, Sold a Big Painting, + visited Atlanta ALL POSITIVE

"For Your Eyes Only" Portrait of Ian Fleming
36 inch by 36 inch Oil on board painting by Constance Vlahoulis

Ah, an Interesting Week indeed!
The weirder thing all week was I got an email from a man who is a Wikipedia writer who wanted to use a picture of my painting for his very complete post about Ian Fleming.
Interesting how small the world is as the writer lived in several places I lived in and knew another artist in our area. With any luck, perhaps this may bring a sale of this painting I am very proud of via my 1000 Markets Shop.

What helps keep the kids in shoes is that I sold a big triptych painting called Guardians of the Ridge at a local arty shop on Main Street called Delton and David.
This photo shows how the boys displayed the work. It is now in the hands of a Florida buyer.

Next Friday night I will display more work at this wonderful shop and be available to chat it up with tourists. I might even bring "For Your Eyes Only" in hopes of a sale.

In Atlanta I spent two days with my great friend and fabulous artist, Wendy Whitson. One of the many highlights was a trip to the High Museum to view the Claude Monet Water Lilies exhibit! Now I want to paint lilly pads! ha! WHAT an inspiration!

I wonder what next week will bring? More blessings I hope and trust!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Investing in Original Art - A Case for Emotional Investing - by Judi Beck

"Old Truck" by our newest Oil Painting Instructor, Joi Osterjellse

This article was written by the new friend...of my old friend, Diann Schindler, Ph.D.
Diann is a wonderful artist and knew I'd appreciate this story from fellow North Carolina artists.

In these times the question is how do artists educate folks about the importance of continued art purchases? This very personal story may help.
Author Judi Beck and her husband, Kevin, are practicly neighbors to us in Western North Carolina as they live in Boone, NC. They met Diann while playing tennis on beautiful Amelia Island Florida.

Please read on and remember we love your comments!
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Investing in Original Art - A Case for Emotional Investing - by Judi Beck

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Following the Masters

"Havest Moon" George Inness

Click the link to get some inspiration for
your next project. Do you paint? Well then- go paint!
Do you garden-- do it!
Knit, Cook, Jog, Volunteer, Swim-- or Walk--
whatever it is you like to do.
Let's Do it!

Here you go Painters:
Following the Masters

"Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art. "~
Leonardo da Vinci