The Italian Collection is in the gallery and on my site! As you may know, Claire and I didn't take students to Italy this past September so that Claire could relocate to Chicago with her family. She is still getting settled. But we are gearing up for our Tuscan Journey for 2013. Don't miss out on that!
See our C&C Tuscan Journey Site for info...
This collection of paintings is special to me and represents my time the past few years in Italy.
It was a joy to finally put a body of work together for a show that opened on September 30th at beautiful Rivenbark & Roper Antiques in Huntsville, Alabama. I thank Ken and Randy for an unbelievably amazing opening! It was beautiful, and I thank those who came for coming.
There must have been 200 people there...
Two pieces have been sold from the original collection but I still have ten or eleven. If you would like to see them, make an appointment and come see them in person or standby for upcoming events as the holidays approach.
Each piece is for sale or you may wish to consider owning the entire collection.
Each painting comes with a story behind each one.
Come visit the gallery!
Be ALL-IN Thursday night at the Auburn Art Pep Rally at
Carole Foret Fine Art downtown Athens.
Wear your game attire and bring your Auburn spirit--other spirits may be brought and sipped from a cup. Purchase Carole's latest prints of Aubie, Nova, and Cam. Carole will be painting Aubie live, and you will have the chance to win an Aubie print just by being there. Hope to see all of the Auburn family. Let's get ready for a great season! War Eagle!!!
Last week, my identical twin sister (yes, we are twins--si siamo gimelli, if you're Italian) enjoyed the Gulf Coast together. It was a time spontaneously planned that very much invigorated our creativity. When you get two artists together who are indeed artists through and through, you come up with lots of scheming, dreaming, talking, picture taking, seeing beauty all around, taking it in and making memories. A bold adventure in inspiration. Enjoy a selection of our photos as we say goodbye to summer.
I had the pleasure of working with the sweetest family while at the beach last week. We shot in beautiful Destin, and the weather couldn't have been more perfect! Sporting my new Nikon--I was really pleased with how they turned out, but what really made the images was how fun this group was. We had Mike, Theresa, their two precious daughters and their parents. These are some of my favorites at first glance. There were lots of favorites! Thanks to a fun family for a wonderful shoot!
What a summer I have had. I have enjoyed time with my girls out of school. And lots of time at the beach. In fact, I spent a week alone at the beach for my birthday. You may ask, "Who does that?"
|The day I arrived--when Tropical Storm Debby was trying to take over. Wildness in the waves & wind!|
|Me on my birthday at sunset. 45 years old!|
|Painting a commission that was due a couple of days after I returned home.|
|Sea oats agains the setting sun|
|A fun day captured here. I had totally let my hair go free all week. It's VERY curly at the beach. ;)|
|Alone but not lonely...|
|Birthday lunch. Two forks to commemorate twinness. Miss my sister when we can't be together.|
|My last night. Feeling grateful. Wanted the moon in the background on this. :)|
|Running while shooting was funny|
|I look like my sister in this shot|
|One of my favorites--felt like running with new meaning|
I am home now and back to my real world where now I have new tools to work with--spiritual ones and practices that are proving to work wonders for me. Find your inner strength by being still. My main reading was the book Open Mind, Open Heart written by Father Thomas Keating. (Get it from Amazon here) It is about contemplative prayer--a practice that will produce more peace, faith and intimacy with God in your life. I am so grateful to my brother for encouraging me to read and apply this book at this time in my life. It's a life changer for sure. Be blessed in your journey. My best to you!