Save the dates!


Gratitude Pink Rose

“Gift of the Rose” art exhibit

Opening reception: Fri., July 14, 2012, 6pm-8:30pm

Exhibit open to the public: June 29- August 24, 2012
1570 Art Gallery, 1570 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14610, Tel# (585)770-1923.

Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-8pm

Free live painting demonstrations Paintings will be sold as is, proceeds will go to the Golisano’s Children’s Hospital to further benefit the Pediatric Asthma Support. Perfect way to give to a wonderful cause and for Mother’s Day!
Place: Outside the Box Art Gallery, 6 North main St, Suite 104, Fairport, NY 14450, Tel#377-0132 (Art Gallery is inside the Box Factory on Main St. in Fairport)

Date & Time: Sat. May 12, 2012, 11am-5pm

“Summer Blossom”, 10×20″, Watercolor

Watercolor Workshop I will be teaching a 3-day workshop at the Yates County Art Center in June. I will share my painting techniques to create beautiful flowers, teach you how to save money on paint, give your palette a makeover and how to mount a watercolor onto an Ampersand Claybord all for the incredible low- fee of $144! The best part is that Ampersand Art Supply, the manufacturer has already supplied the Claybords to save you more money.

Dates: June 6, 2012 – June 8, 2012 Days/Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday from 9:00-4:00 Location: Creative Workshop Fee: $108.00 Members $144.00 Non-Members Age Group: Adult

Summer festivals Summer is here, I think it skipped winter… and that means summer festivals, time to get outdoors and see what’s new! I will be at the following festivals this summer, hope you have an opportunity to stop by! For dates, websites and locations visit my website at

Lilac Art Festival
Allentown Art Festival
Cornhill Art Festival
Clothesline Art Festival
Letchworth Arts & Crafts Show

Exhibit “Thyme in a Garden” art show at the Yates County Art Center
I excited to be one of three artists that will be featured at this wonderful exhibit at the Yates County Arts Center in May. I will have my watercolors mounted on Ampersand Claybords on display. I will be teaching my watercolor techniques at a 3 day workshop at the Yates County Art Center in June.
Exhibit dates: May 18, 2012 through June 16, 2012, opening reception , Friday, May 18, 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Printing services If you’re interested in printing your own artwork or photographs, I highly recommend giving “ ” a try. They are great supporters of the art community, have amazing products and great customer service!
I had the opportunity a few months to visit and meet Sarah and George Campos, father and daughter, at their Office in Amherst, NY. It was a pleasure to put a face with the people that have been extremely patient with home and have helped me out of a few rush orders more than I should admit! I use their services for my giclees. I love their Somerset Velvet paper, it’s smooth, velvety and beautiful. Here’s a little secret if you order $30 or more the shipping is free and you get them in as little as 3 days…shh!
To get the full story about my visit, follow the link :), if you register and start a new account because you learned of “” here, it would be just awesome if you mention my name on the registration…yep, I get a little credit, every bit helps!

CORNER OF INSPIRATION A great artist shared this with me…thank you Nancy again!
Recent post at “Gift of the Rose”:

Social Media Tip If you have been on Twitter you will notice that links have funny letters and numbers that don’t make sense. These are links that have been reduced or condensed to save space since twitter only allows you to enter 140 characters, every space or character is valuable. These are called “tiny URL’s”. To reduce a link you can go to websites like: ,
Enter the full link and it will display a reduced version. For example, I needed to reduce my post about “Gratitude”, it had 67 characters, the reduced version or Tiny URL had 26 characters, saving me 41 characters. Since, I use these frequently, I copy and paste them on a word document so I have easy access to them in the future!
The reduced version or tiny URL is : Want more tips like this one? Email me your question and I’ll do my best to answer them.


“Sweet as the rose that died last year is the rose that is born today” ~ Cosmo Monkhouse, A Dead March

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