Friday, May 28, 2010

Ruffle Your Feathers... at Bird!

Hey everyone... if you are in the area, come on down to Asbury Park, Saturday, May 29th for the Grand Re-Opening of Bird—an eclectic retail establishment with a brand new space 10 times larger! It really is "grand"! Owner Leigh Grahill will be your gracious host as you peruse the racks of her personal line of Artwear, as well as funky vintage clothing that she "rescues and re-designs." You'll also find a plethora of jewelry, accessories, artwork and decor items—in every flavor you can imagine... oh, and several pieces of my mixed media art will be there for sale.

To celebrate, Bird will be entertaining you at 8pm and 10pm with ever-so-talented vocalists, informal fashion shows, and plenty of acting out! Then finish the night around 11pm with Man Up, one of the most popular local Rap acts... This is one Grand Opening you'll want to leave the nest for!
707 Cookman Avenue
(on the first block from Main St.)
Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Monday, May 24, 2010

An Odd Bird...

Feel like an odd bird lately... with my head in the clouds... Cleaning and organizing the house because I have to... Longing to create because I want to... Needing to exercise to feel fit again... And wanting time for relaxation to recharge... Life isn't stopping to give me enough time for all of this... My head is spinning... What's an odd bird to do?

Monday, May 17, 2010


Back from vacation and fell a bit under the weather this week. But... the days are warming... the trees are blooming... and the sun is starting to shine more often than not. It's the perfect time to get my house in order before Summer begins. I've been organizing all my art supplies for the past few months and I'm almost there.

My trouble is that I have so many different areas of interest... it's hard to organize ALL the supplies... so they are ALL easily accessible... ALL the time! I love acrylic paint, collage, assemblage, jewelry, soft dolls and paper clay dolls... sheesh! And I never know what mood I'll be in.

I'd love some helpful tips... share 'em if ya got 'em!

Monday, May 10, 2010

We Interrupt This Regularly Scheduled Life For A Brief Vacation...

Get outta town! Yup, that's what I needed to do. The first vacation of the year and boy... was it time! But it was more of an adventure than anything. My plan was to meander on up the Hudson River in New York state... and make my way over to the Catskills... stopping at all kinds of places along the way...
Like George Washington's Headquarters on the river in Newburgh... I love to explore historical sites!
Then making my way up to the adorable little town of Rhinebeck... stopping at antique shops along the way. Had a nice dinner at the Coach House Tavern and caught a flick at the Upstate Films Theater...
Then on to my favorite place to stay... EVER! The Woodstock Inn On The Millstream! It's a retro motel, converted to a quaint little Inn. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and the millstream is just so relaxing to sit next to... I spent hours upon hours there!
I even took some down-time to make my own little piece of "rock" history... and left it by a tree...
When I wasn't relaxing... I was shopping! One of my most favorite vacation activities. In fact... in my regular life... I rarely go to the mall. I wait until I go away... because that's where you find unique stuff. I love rummaging through the antique stores... shopping for themed souvenirs... local artists creations... and perhaps a gift or two for a friend or family member.

While in Woodstock... I ran into Grandpa Woodstock! He's a local icon who I've seen around the area at concerts and gatherings since probably 1999. His mission is to spread Peace and Love. Not a bad job! He's really a sweet man. We had a nice little chat and parted ways with a big giant hug...
Then in was on to Bethel and the original Woodstock concert site. There is now a permanent multimedia exhibition there... in the Bethel Woods Museum... featuring tons and tons of images, ephemera, vintage vehicles and movies relating to the 60's and the original Woodstock Festival. I highly recommend it if you're ever in the area...