Posts Tagged ‘hudson ohio’

Lifelong Buddies

Lifelong Buddies

Another piece for the Threads of the Past exhibit, “Lifelong Buddies” shows a photo of my dad and his college friend. My dad went to a very small college. Very small – his graduating class had fewer than 2 dozen people. He and his classmates formed close friendships that lasted rest of their lives. I have […]

Once Upon A Time

Once Upon A Time

This collage titled “Once Upon A Time” is another of the pieces I made for our “Threads of the Past” show at Uncommon Art. The photo is of my parents drinking a toast on their wedding day. Behind them is sheet music for “Will The Circle Be Unbroken”, which has the lyrics: There are loved […]

2017 Exhibits, Shows, and Events

2017 Exhibits, Shows, and Events

I am looking forward to sharing my art with you in 2017! The year promises to bring a new mix of gallery shows, outdoor art fairs, and events. Keep an eye on this list, as I will add to it all year long as my schedule evolves. Art Classes: I’m posting my classes on the Uncommon […]


Threads Of The Past, An Exhibit Of Art And History

Threads Of The Past, An Exhibit Of Art And History

Beginning March 10th, our studios at Uncommon Art will host a new exhibit called “Threads Of The Past: artwork with an eye to history”. This show is a collaborative exhibit between me, Dana, and Shannon. We’re each making artwork that is inspired by history, from ancient Egypt to Ohio settlers and personal history. The show […]

Northeast Ohio Gallery Tour, March 2017

Northeast Ohio Gallery Tour, March 2017

In honor of March being Women’s History Month, our friends at Lakeland Community College have organized a studio and gallery tour throughout Northeast Ohio. The tour focuses on female art and artists at 86 area locations. A directory of all the events can be downloaded at this link: http://bit.ly/2lsXlOz On Friday, March 10, 5-8 p.m three […]

Holiday Art Hop on December 9th

Holiday Art Hop on December 9th

The last art walk of 2016 is on Friday, December 9th, 5-8pm. My studio will be open (at Uncommon Art), along with 13 other locations. We’ll have plenty of art, music, and good cheer to put you in the holiday spirit! For details and a map, visit www.hudsonarthop.com. At Uncommon Art, we’ll have our “Tiny […]


Painting Parties!

Painting Parties!

Did you know that I do painting parties? You know, those paint and wine kind of parties? Yep. Have you tried one? They are an absolute blast! I walk you through a painting, step-by-step and make it easy for you. Even if you think, “I can’t draw a straight line!” that’s ok. Straight lines are boring! […]

Tall Tree, collage

Tall Tree, collage

This piece was inspired by the forests in Oregon, where the trees are impossibly tall and seem go on forever. I was struck by how hard it was to see the individual trees because there were so many. They seemed to be defined by the space around them rather than by themselves. I wanted to […]

Tiny Homes For The Holidays

Tiny Homes For The Holidays

Have you been following the tiny house trend? They’re popping up everywhere! You can’t turn on TV without catching a show about them or a news program doing a tour of one. They’re just so darn cute, aren’t they? So, you know us artists. We had to do our own take on them. But…ours are […]


Discover Hudson 2016

Discover Hudson 2016

Imagine my surprise when I opened my Hudson Hub Times recently and found the Discover Hudson 2016 magazine inside – with my artwork on the cover! The magazine has a well-written and beautifully designed article titled “Art On The Green” about the artists in town. They interviewed Mary Kay Haneline, Kathy Johnson (of Hudson Fine […]

Wine Tasting and Art Show, Nov. 3

Wine Tasting and Art Show, Nov. 3

For one night only, join us at Viva Bene Gourmet for a wine tasting and art show! Thursday, November 3rd, from 6-8pm, sample a lovely selection of wines while you browse art from three Hudson artists. I’ll be one of the artists, as will Dana Giel-Ray and Mary McKee Distefano. At the wine tasting, you’ll enjoy […]

Trees I Have Known, And A Few Shrubs

Trees I Have Known, And A Few Shrubs

One of the joys of sharing a studio with other artists is having the opportunity to work together. As we have come to know each other’s styles and inspiration, we discovered that we have a common love of nature, and that inspiration takes many forms in our work. With that common ground, plus a nod to the […]


Art Classes for Fall 2016

Art Classes for Fall 2016

This fall, I’m offering several classes as well as plenty of events. Collage Class, Session 2: 4 weeks beginning Tuesday, Nov. 15th. We’ll work in a series and learn more collage techniques. Attending session 1 is helpful but not mandatory. You won’t be lost if you start with this session. Register at https://squareup.com/store/uncommon-art-llc/item/collage-class Night of Unfinished […]

Art Break Day, September 2, 2016

Art Break Day, September 2, 2016

Friday, September 2, is Art Break Day, a day when everyone is encouraged to sit down for a few minutes and make art. You will be pleasantly surprised at how good you feel after only a few minutes of drawing or painting. Stop by my studio that day: I’ll have lots of art supplies to use […]

Uncommon Book Club, September 13

Uncommon Book Club, September 13

The Uncommon  Book Club continues in September with Delicious! by Ruth Reichl. It’s not an art book, but an entertaining read set partly in NYC and partly in WWII era Akron. Ruth Reichl is a born storyteller. Through her restaurant reviews, where she celebrated the pleasures of a well-made meal, and her bestselling memoirs that […]


Art on the Green 2016

Art on the Green 2016

It’s August in Hudson, so that must mean it’s time for Art On The Green! This year, it is on August 27-28 in its usual location. It’s always a good show and a fun way to wind down the summer. Show dates and times are: Saturday, August 27: 10am – 5pm Sunday, August 28: 11am – […]

Book Club In An Art Studio

Book Club In An Art Studio

Introducing the Artsy Book Club, a book club in an art studio. Join a group of art lovers who like to read books and chat! Our first meeting will be August 9, 6:30-8:30, and our book will be: The Lady in Gold by Anne-Marie O’Connor This award-winning book tells the true story of Gustav Klimt’s famous portrait […]

Become Art During The 2nd Friday Art Hop

Become Art During The 2nd Friday Art Hop

The Art Hop on July 8th presents “Living Art”, an interactive event where real people become famous works of art. Throughout town, you will see living statues and masterpieces come to life. Don a costume to become the Mona Lisa or take your photo at the fashion photo booth. Artists will be doing quick sketches, showing […]


What If Famous Artists Were Inspired By Our Clocktower?

What If Famous Artists Were Inspired By Our Clocktower?

You know how much I love our clocktower. I’ve been inspired by it often, and made many artworks with it as the subject. So I had to ask myself: “Self, what if other artists were also inspired by the clock tower?” Hudson has had lots of famous visitors throughout its history. I’m sure some of […]

Spring Art Classes

Spring Art Classes

Spring showers bring April art classes – or something like that! If the snow and cold has you down, get out and flex your creativity to warm up. My Spring classes are held either at my new studio (Uncommon Art, 178 1/2 N. Main Street in Hudson) while others are held elsewhere. If you have […]

Art Hop on April 8

Art Hop on April 8

The 2nd Friday Art Hops in Hudson kick off with an Arty Scavenger Hunt on April 8th. Visit galleries, studios, and shops for clues about art. Pick up an Art Hop Trading Card at each location, solve the artsy clue, and get the trading card stamped. The more clues you solve, the more entries you have […]


Announcing: Uncommon Art!

Announcing: Uncommon Art!

Yes, I’m still Life Needs Art. But, I have a new studio space and am sharing it with two other artists now. We’ve joined artistic forces to create a combined studio, gallery, classroom space that we’re calling Uncommon Art. Dana Giel-Ray (Bellabor Art Jewelry) and I have invited Shannon Casey (www.shannoncaseystudio.com) to join us in this […]

Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours

During December, we’ll keep the studio open for a few extra days and hours. Here’s our schedule for the month: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 10am – 5pm Thursday, Friday: 10am – 7pm Saturday: 10am – 6pm Sunday, Dec. 20th: noon – 5pm CLOSED: Christmas Day, New Years Eve, & New Years Day. Stop in and let us help […]

One of a Kind Paper Bowls

One of a Kind Paper Bowls

And now for something different! Before I begin a new collage, I will often paint papers in bright colorful patterns, so that I can tear them up into pieces to use in the collage. I also hoard collect other interesting papers: old maps, books, handmade papers, and the like. These papers are really fascinating! Sometimes I […]



 
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