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I believe that art enriches and informs our lives everyday in many positive ways. Sharing those experiences, whether as an artist or as an appreciator, is part of the pleasure. I welcome your comments and hope you find something of value: a laugh, an insight, a new idea or just a happy moment. Enjoy art!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Doors Closing Windows Opening

Sadly, the economy has taken a toll on many small businesses.  As I drive around town my heart drops for those who have had to shut down their operations either permanently or temporarily.  One such victim was my Foscoe, NC gallery, MoonStar.  Byron Gentry has decided to close and spend more time in his own studio.  I'm sorry to announce this, for many reasons, but Byron has a great attitude and is looking forward to his next adventure. He gave all of us artists plenty of notice and time to get our remaining work. 

So lets make lemonade from lemons!  I'll be offering a few of the pieces he returned, through the blog, at reduced prices.  I also have a new opportunity with a NC gallery that I am very excited about and I will share that with you soon.  All of us must constantly be looking for new business models and ways of selling...that is only one of the lessons we have to take from these fast changing times.
Onions & Carrots
each 8 x 6    watercolor and graphite on cradeled board, no frame needed
This pair was painted over the summer when I had plenty of farm fresh veggies to use as models, you may remember it.  At a modest $150 for the pair (or $80 each) I will send them to a new home for $130.00 for the pair (or $70 each).
I just had these designs printed on fabric to make tea towels and I can't wait to see how they came out.  They should arrive soon and be a fun experiment.

Until I get my website updated and current if you are interested in anything you see just contact me at and I will do whatever I can to help you out.
Meanwhile I'll be looking for many more ways to make lemonade...hope you do too!


  1. So poignant and perfect for the times. I'm trying to make lemonade as fast as I can! Thank goodness the community of artists seems to be one of giving and sharing and collectively we all have good ideas that can help one another.

    Here's hoping your lemonade turns out to be especially sweet!

  2. Well that clears it up. All this time I've been frustrated over the lack of sales ... it's been the economy!!! Duuuuh!
    Whew, what a relief. I thought it was my art!

  3. Yes Kristeena, artists for the most part are pretty giving folks, but dont let the bastards get you down!! and Kirk, we cant take the lack of sales personally...hard to eat art!! Just think of the inventory we will have when, if, things pick up...


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