Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day: A day of Rememberance

It is a Veteran, not a preacher, who has given us freedom of religion.

It is a Veteran, not a reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.

It is a Veteran, not a poet, that has given us a freedom of speech.

It is a Veteran, not a campus organizer, who has given us the freedom to assemble.

It is a Veteran, not a lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is a Veteran, not a politician, who has given us the right to vote.

It is the Veteran who salutes the flag.

It is the Veteran who serves under the flag.
I do not know who wrote these words. They came to me through email. I felt the need to share.

May we all take the time to bow our heads and give thanks and remembrance to all who gave their lives so that we can enjoy our family and homeland.

Tell a serviceman thank you for their service, today and every day you see one.   


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Legendary Art Show Post Script

Whew! I am just now catching my breath! All weekend was the Art Show and it is the final week for school. Tomorrow is the last day for students with a work day on Friday.
Let The Summer Begin!

The weekend show was a lot of fun. We set up for the show Saturday morning then came back for the opening in the evening. This was the first time we had an opening and then the next day. In the past it has been Sunday only. I think that it worked because we had people come through the opening evening that had never been to the show before. Truly a positive.

Above is how my area looked with all my paintings.

  It was not only a beautiful evening weather wise...but, I was surprised and touched by my first student showing up. Lora no longer lives in my area, this is why I was so excited that she came to support me and my friends. My friends Kelly and her family, Diane, Denise and Katie also came on the opening evening.

Sunday was just as fun and full of surprises. Behind the  Foster Grants, is my friend Deb Ward (and Raquel's twin sister ;-) who came to see the show. I am truly appreciative because she and her husband traveled an hour to get there. Long story short, we met at a show because I recognized her (and her paintings) from her blog   ( ) and introduced myself. You never know who reads your blog and views your work :-)

My parents came down from Farmersville and my friends Cindy, Lisa and her son, Cade stopped by. My daughter Erin came up from Kentucky.  My husband (daughter and parents) helped me when it was time to tear down the show.

To the right is my dad checking out my portfolio.

I can not express the joy I feel from the support of my family, friends and the fellow artists that was apart of this event.

Dodie Loewe
Sharon Leonard                         Jim Woods
Angie Dressie                            Jim Hands
Sandy Olukalns                          Dave Ross
Carolyn Bledsoe                        Stan Thompson

I look forward to next May when we do it all over again.

Truly grateful,

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Legendary Art Show 2010

I am participating, for the second year, in the Legendary Art Show that is Sat. May 22 5-8p and Sun. May 23 12-4p at the Legendary Community Center. 3601 W. Legendary, Pierce Twp. Clermont, Co. 

You will see paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastels and colored pencil. There are portraits, flowers, landscapes, sports themes and much more. You will find stationary, jewelry and an event planner (who is one of the artists) to help you plan your weddings, holiday parties, etc... You can commission one of these artists to create the painting, jewelry or stationary that you have always dreamed of.
Join us for refreshments and see the art of Dodie Loewe, Sharon Leonard, Angie Dressie, Sandy Olukalns, Carolyn Bledsoe, Beth Zembrodt, Jim Woods, and myself.


Thursday, May 13, 2010


I received a letter from the owner of the gallery in our little town. The letter stated that with the economy being slow he will be closing the gallery at the end of the month.

I have to say that I wasn't surprised, yet none the less, I was saddened to have to go today to pick up my paintings. This gallery was not prestigious like the ones downtown Cincinnati. This gallery showcased the work from local artists. It gave us a place to show our stuff and be affiliated with the village, its activities and other artists.   The owner, Paul, is a CPA and the gallery was a way for him to have a beautiful "office" for his clients when they came to see him.

Paul always opened the gallery for village events and encouraged several artists to work on site to show off their wares during these events. The gallery may not have made him money, but he truly enjoyed meeting and learning about the artists that he invited to display their artwork.

I will miss my work being shown at the Front Street Gallery, but most of all I will miss all that Paul did for us.

Paul won't be far away. He is only changing his business to another property in the village. I wish him well and thank him for support the arts.


Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

                                                                        All Tied Up

 I finished the boats from the picture I took in Annecy, France.  This painting, as well as, Ahhh....Morning Caffiene and Waiting on the Rain are at the framers as I prepare for the 4th Annual Legendary Artists Art Show on May 22-23 at the Legendary Run Community Center (5-8p Sat/12-4p Sun).

There will be 6 other artists besides me with artwork in the show. If you happen to be in the area that weekend, Come On Down!

Happy Mother's Day
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