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Put a little window of calm on your crazy desk for 2012

2012 desk calendar with mini easel

You can change the way we see our world. When the stuff we see everyday is illuminated, we wake up to the beauty around us and learn to take pleasure in the simplest things - a truly useful gift to give anyone this holiday

From the waft of fresh tomatoes on the vine in July to the comforting richness of hot chocolate and cream in dark November, the Everyday Illuminations calendar encourages you to take a mini meditation at your desk, a small but constant reminder to enjoy the moment

The 12 cards come with their own chic perspex card-case display, or a cute wooden artist’s easel. And if you want to reuse and recycle your own easel from last year, you can order the cards just by themselves

And to help share the joy, get free shipping - worldwide -  on everything in the store Just by typing SHIPIT in the coupon box at checkout - hurry coupon expires Tuesday Nov 15th

Take a peek at all 12 delightful mini meditations Etsy : Calendars Or see if your favorite new print is available in the store Etsy : Store (Psst - if it's not, just drop me a request -

Sugar Spiral in Toothache Pink

Sugar Spiral, oil 14x18"

For me, this color pink is as painful as nails on a blackboard. It just sets my teeth on edge. But I had such fun painting that plastic bag; the gooey chocolate frosting; and the swirling, shifting shadow that it took the edge off the silent screech working its way slowly down my spine

This sugary confection will have it's first outing at the 7th Annual Wine Tasting and Fine Art Exhibit - a very fitting debut as the dessert buffet is definitely worth saving some room for!

Hosted by The Arc/Morris, The Randolph Lions Club and The Wayne Marino Scholarship Fund, the evenings events include Wine Seminar, Hors D’oeuvres, Music, Prizes and Art Exhibit. 50% of all art sales will benefit the charity

Thursday October 13th 7 - 10 pm

Birchwood Manor 111 North Jefferson Road Whippany, New Jersey

To purchase tickets ($50) and for more information, call 973-326-9750 ext. 211

Come and Ask me a Question

Meet the Artists

getting ready for Meet the Artist at 73 See Gallery this afternoon...I wonder what questions you will ask me!

(no geography please, that's my phone a friend category)

Meet the Artists 3-5pm Sunday September 25th

73 See Gallery 73 Pine Street, Suite C Montclair, NJ 07042

The Art of Relaxation (with tea and scones)

Now this is my kind of show opening - tea tasting, mini scones and a laughter workshop! There will be a number of special events next Friday night, as well as the Tea tasting by Ana Beall's Tea Room

5:45 - 6:15 - Tai Chi class with Risa Silverstein, Acupuncturist 6:30 - 7:00 - Yoga with Dina Leyden, Physical Therapist 7:15 - 7:45 - Laughter class with Yvette Halpin, Certified Laugh Leader (what an excellent title!)

Whilst you sip your tea and practise your breathing, you can take a stroll through The Art of Relaxation featuring art focused on the calming and healing effects of the natural world, like these joyous textured color fields from Stefanie Silverman

Stefanie Silverman
Purple Sky by Stefanie Silverman

Check out the websites of each featured artists for a breath of fresh air before the show

EJ DavisFran EberDavid HillJoy YagidStefanie SilvermanPeter Jacobs Melanie Testa and yours truly

Hope you can join us for a nibble and a giggle

Friday, September 30th from 5-8 PMSeptember 30 - March 2012 Summit Medical Center Lawrence Pavilion Lower Lobby Gallery 1 Diamond Hill Road Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

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PS : If you know of a bulletin board that needs our poster, please print out the flyer and help us spread the word

Fall Flourish at the Farmer's Market

Flourish : oil painting

I am off to sell my wares at the Morris Plains Farmer's Market today. Or rather to sit in the warm fall sunshine and enjoy nibbling on the last of the summer fruits.

Come say howdy and pick up some crusty bread, fresh mozzerella, and home made pie as well as your onions.

My mouth is watering already!

September 17th 10-2pm Forecast: GLORIOUS!

Morris Plains, NJ (just 2 steps from the train station)

PS the sprouty onions painting - "Flourish" can be seen at 73 See Gallery until the end of the month : Montclair, NJ

Last Orders at the Farmers Market

Blueberry Quartet : oil painting | 5x5" | SOLD

It is most definitely getting on for autumn. And that means that the Morris Plains Farmer's Market is coming to a close

Come bid farewell to another summer ritual this weekend in Morris Plains where local artisans will be displaying their creations alongside the tasty treats of Mother Nature

September 17th 10-2pm

Morris Plains, NJ (just 2 steps from the train station)

Beer for Two

Crown Caps : oil painting | 5x5" | SOLD

Celebrating Labor Day in Style - cheers!

You can see this small original painting in “Everyday Illuminations” August 21 – September 30

73 See Gallery 73 Pine Street, Suite C Montclair, NJ 07042

Perfectly Broken

Perfectly Broken : oil painting - 8x8" | SOLD

Luckily we only have a few minor scrapes and dings after Irene's visit this weekend. Nothing major broken And so far only a few annoying electrical blips...but I will keep the emergency lights handy until the ground dries out.

Looking forward to a perfect blue sky tomorrow, with the air swept clean and fresh

You can see this perfect little original painting in “Everyday Illuminations” August 21 – September 30

73 See Gallery 73 Pine Street, Suite C Montclair, NJ 07042

A Tasty Time at the 73 See Gallery

Opening Reception : Everyday Illuminations

A big thank you to everyone who braved the tempestuous weather to visit the show opening this Sunday. I am sure Mary's homemade apple cake was a delectable reward for your heroic efforts!

And an extra big thank you to all the people who bought a tasty little painting to take home with them - you made my Pie Day especially delicious

You can see all the pictures in the art show online or in the photo gallery of my facebook page And if you are in Montclair, NJ this summer then you can see the show for real until September 30th

73 See Gallery 73 Pine Street, Suite C Montclair, NJ 07042

Opening Reception : Everyday Illuminations
Opening Reception : Everyday Illuminations
Opening Reception : Everyday Illuminations
Opening Reception : Everyday Illuminations

Invite to Sunday Afternoon Tea

Everyday Illuminations : 73 See Gallery

If you did not receive an evite or a gorgeous postcard in the snail mail, this is your official invite (blogvite?) to come to the opening of Everyday Illuminations at 73 See Gallery

Opening Reception : Sunday August 21 3-6pm Show Dates : August 21 – September 30

73 See Gallery 73 Pine Street, Suite C Montclair, NJ 07042

There will be nibbles and drinkies and even fresh roast chicken to waft its delicious scent around the gallery - so come early, before I munch my way through the entire buffet. My work will be in the nibbles room, of course... as will I

Grazing and Gazing : the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon

PS : if you would like an evite to future shows, please leave your info on my contact page - cheers!