Monday, December 28, 2009

Festive / Festival

The Festive Tree

I thought I had more time... It was about three O'clock today after shopping with my children all day, when I realized that the deadline for Mr. Toast's Creative Tuesday had to be posted by tonight! Good lord it's my first project with the group, and I hadn't done anything.
What was I going to do? It was a quick dash downstairs to my studio were I found a linoleum print done in my Studio Art class last week. I grabbed a few pastel pencils to add some color and Ta...Da, The Festive Tree.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Christmas Portrait & Behind the Scenes Photos

With great anticipation we await the coming of Christmas
and the sharing of friendship, family and the real gifts that God has given us.
Happy Holidays to all...

Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Christmas Chocolate Box

My son, Gian-Patrick made this amazing chocolate box for me!

The snow flakes are chocolate.

All those wonderful candy's were made by him...

Can you believe those eggs?

My husband, Chris Maggio the professional photographer of the family
documented Gian's creative genius.

For those of you that do not know our son, Gian-Patrick is a first year pastry student
attending Johnson & Wales in Providence, Rhode Island.
He arrived home Thursday for the holidays. He drove home with a friend carrying the chocolate box gingerly on his lap for the entire six hour drive.
Gian made me try a small chocolate filled with caramel that night, it melted in my mouth.
I can't bring myself to try the other pieces its just to lovely.
Thank you Gian,

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Winners are...

The winners are Barb S and Virginia!
Will you both please send me an e-mail ASAP,
with your address, and the color bulb you would like .
I'll run to the post office tomorrow and hopefully they will arrive before Christmas.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Being in the spot light is hard work!

It's an honor when Andy Warhol immortalizes you into Pop culture.
My phone didn't stop ringing.

Someone actually wanted to paint my portrait.

Vogue wanted an interview.

Even Edward wanted to be seen with me.
How cool is that!

It's amazing the places your blog can take you. Last week while visiting Lemoncholy's flight of fancy , she posted pictures using Photfunia, a photo editing website.
The pictures were so fun I had to check it out.
It may be raining in Rochester today, but I'm in the spot light even if it is only in blogland.
Make sure to check out Photfunia. The site is free and its sure to bring a smile to your face.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

My first give away...

I've had so much fun making these graffiti tree ornaments!
So much so I don't know what to do with them all.
Tis the season, I decided to have a give away.
Leave me a note about your favorite holiday adventure by December 16th.
I will choose one randomly and another based on the most creative response.
If your not a blogger and can't post the response just send me an e-mail.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Tea Time

Tea Time

I had so much fun creating this new painting.
The image of the woman in the center is from an old glue print made many moons ago.
I reprinted it using oil based ink and once it was dry the fun began. I added collage, carved a new stamp and glazed many bright colors of acrylic paint.
The painting just brightens my day every time I look at it.


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