June 27, 2019
Summer has officially arrived and my time in the studio has come to a screeching halt. Because of this, I was able to take a road trip to Niagara Falls Canada. The falls are just incredibly amazing, I just could not take my eyes off them. They where so dazzling, inspiring, beautiful......and wet. There are just not enough adjectives to describe these wondrous icons.
May 16, 2019
Here I am at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, waiting to see the Frida exhibit.
I just saw the most amazing Frida Kahlo show at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, titled Appearances Can Be Deceiving. Such an overwhelming and well curated exhibit of her belongings that have been locked away since her death in 1954. This show includes some of her paintings, her beautiful clothing, her corsets of painted plaster, her prosthetics, and even her medicines that she used to manage a lifetime of pain. I left the exhibit renewed, inspired and with even a greater admiration for her and her work.
April 04, 2019
I recently was on a mini vacation and decided to take a visit to the Leoma Lovegrove Gallery and Gift Shop in Matalache Florida. What a treat for this Pennsylvanians tired winter eyes.
The whole gallery and shop was exploded with color, all kinds of color! I just couldn't get enough, from the sweet fairy houses.
To this insanely decorated RV featuring a painting of the Beatles on the back to Leoma's crazy trademark sunglasses on the side. All painted with colors that are her and South Florida's trademark.
Tons of rocking critter toys literally "rockin" in the Florida sun!
Who could resist taking a photo of this iconic sign, telling visitors where they are in the world.
Finally, a photo of me just hanging out in this gazebo, artwork everywhere from paintings to stained glass and sculpture, no rhyme or reason for being, just enjoying the beautiful color everywhere. If you want to see more just click on the link: http://www.leomalovegrove.com/meet-leoma/
August 16, 2018
What a great ending to our Summer of 2018, a Taylor Swift concert in Pittsburgh. My two daughters have been big fans since their preschool days. I can't remember how old they where when we saw Taylor Swift for the first time. I can only remember the pink and red cowboy boots they wore and the tears of excitement before, during, and after the show.
Her Reputation tour delivered with even more excitement. The crazy lights, a beautiful firework display, shiny sequins, and blow up snake props. I couldn't get enough of the bracelets that danced to the beat of the music. I just had to video tape it.
The Reputation Summer Tour Stage
We had been waiting since Christmas to see her this summer, but now it's over. Its only a sad reminder that summer ending. I guess its time to get serious and head back into the studio. I've had such a fabulous summer with so much inspiration there are so many ideas brewing in my head. I can't wait to get started.
July 19, 2018
We are headed to Maine for a family road trip. I can't wait to visit my favorite friend and her family. Not only do we love hanging out together, so do our kids. Her and I go way back to our days at Moore College of Art and Design. She will be hosting some workshops in her new studio in Portland, I am looking forward to meeting new people and teaching my craft. Of course, she will be introducing me to her favorite beaches, shopping and amazing restaurants.