January 2018 News!

I have seen some spectacular sunrises this winter and I can’t wait to paint some of them! The best ones seemed to be on the coldest mornings, I’m not sure why. The snow has melted for now and although many people in my part of Ohio are happy about that-it just doesn’t sit right with me. I love all the seasons and like the weather associated with them in their “correct” season.  All the grass is visible as I look out my window, but the birds sure are enjoying the moment.

A collage of images from the day
Working on clouds

I had the unique opportunity to do a painting demo and have a few paintings on display last Saturday at Berg’s Baby & Teen Furniture in Lyndhurst Ohio. The owner of Milk Street Baby reached out to me and asked me if I would like to be a part of the event to introduce her new line of cribs and dressers to the Cleveland area.  It seems that decorating a baby’s room has changed a lot since I had my little ones and parents are choosing art that is not typically what I would have thought. Who would have known? (not me) So consider original and different art for those baby rooms. Check these companies out if you or someone you know needs baby furniture.



A photo “collage” of two of my entries into the Black & White Show

Stella’s Art Gallery…….

in the Match Works Building, in Mentor had an open call to artists for a Black and White show. I decided to try something different and used some repurposed organ keys to make a couple of art pieces.  My art is always at Stella’s Art Gallery and I switch out paintings on a regular basis so take a peek at what’s there. If you haven’t stopped at the gallery yet don’t miss out-there are over 30 local artists represented there with a variety of styles and mediums. Oh..AND…….I’m taking a pottery class there! Fun!

Visit West Woods

It’s an honor to have a solo show at West Woods Nature Center at West Woods Park- Part of the Geauga County Parks system. There are actually two solo shows going on there so you can view over 60 nature paintings. Hap Howle is showing his work in another room. The reception for this show is  February 9th from 7-9.  The art is available for purchase and is on display through April 16th. They are open 10-4: 30 pm daily. See the link below for location.






Thanks for reading!

“If you always do what you always did-you’ll always get what you always got.” Unknown

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” Scott Adams 

10 thoughts on “January 2018 News!”

  1. Thanks for the update, my artistic friend! I can not wait to see your paintings of the gorgeous sun rises we’ve been blessed with lately!

  2. WOW, Julie! I’m impressed! I am forwarding this update to my granddaughter-in-law who creates amazing decor for her two kids’ bedrooms. There might be an idea in there she might like. Great to hear from you! I wish you a very Happy New Year 2018!

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