Daylily Festival

 

This past Saturday the local Daylily Society had their Daylily Festival, which happens to be part of Festival South.  I’d never been to a Daylily show, so I figured why not.  I’m not particularly partial to daylilies, per se, but I do enjoy flowers and always catch the flower displays at the local fair when we go.  Plus, I’d not once stepped foot into our Convention Center which has been here almost 20 years.

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The Art Show

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Daisies on Slate;; V. Stowe

Back in March our childhood church was having their annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival, which includes an art show, and The Sister and I were asked to enter.  While the pieces that I entered did not sell, it was still a fun experience, as well as being my first time exhibiting.  Plus, there was some nice art to take in.

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Sew What? Textile Art Exhibit

So, in true fashion, The Sister and I always seem to catch exhibits on the very last day, and the Sew What? Textile Art Exhibit hosted by The Hattiesburg Arts Council was not exception.  We made it there with forty-five minutes to spare.  However, it was plenty of time to see and fully appreciate the exhibit, luckily enough.

 

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Exhibit title on interior wall

The exhibit touted works from The Pine Belt Quilters, which was founded in 1984.  “These dedicated quilters, some 150 strong, meet monthly and hold biennial Fiber Art and Quilt show.” – as lifted from the HAC email.

There were also a few African Story Quilts from Atlanta resident, Janice Hunter.  “As a professional fabric artist, Janice Hunter has been sewing since childhood. In recent years, however, her work has evolved from traditional bed covers to art quilts which have been exhibited in many different venues.” – also lifted from the HAC email.

So, let’s get to it.  I didn’t take pictures of every piece, but it’s nearly everything that awas there.  Lots of phenomenal work under the cut.  Also, I snapped a few of the building since the HAC is now housed in our former library.

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Pet Rock Fun

I like to participate in photography challenges, as well as drawing challenges.  I did once attempt a writing challenge, but that’s sort of a long, ongoing thing.  Anywho, the point is photography challenges.  In particular one that I was creating with a friend of mine.

Our March theme last year was Pet Rock, so you were to create your very own pet rock and use the prompts to photograph him… or her, in various wacky scenarios.  It was the most fun I’ve had with a photography challenge.  I felt that it was very creative, which is why I’ve decided to make a post about it.

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Halloween Illustrations

I’ve only included a few in my current Halloween giveaway, as the rest are for sale in the shop.  $18.00 | Free shipping domestic.  International buyers, message us at PoppyART for a shipping price.

All illustrations are on XL multi media 98 Lb paper and I use Indian Ink pens and Artists Markers.  These measure 7 x 10 inch (17,7 x 25,4 cm).

 

 

 

PoppyART Specials

We’re running a few specials in the shop this month over at PoppyART.

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We’re currently having a huge studio sale!  Everything in the Studio Sale section is marked down and ships for free.  Also the coiled bowls and clay creations have free shipping as well!

screen-shot-2016-10-06-at-7-49-08-am_origPurple Extravaganza is happening!  Purchase any piece of art that contains purple in it and receive a free Ink Blot piece!

Hallowe’en Giveaway

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I decided to host a giveaway in celebration of Halloween.  This giveaway is taking place over on my Instagram account | @artistskr .

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