Thursday, July 29, 2010

Time For a Give-Away ~

Well, it's that time again ~ time for a give-away. It's very simple, really. All you need to do is leave a comment in the comment section. On Monday August 2nd, I'll call upon my trusty "randomizer" (my daughter) to pick the winning comment number.

I am listing 6 of my 4" x 6" watercolor/collage prints. The winner will have the opportunity to pick any 3 of the 6 listed prints. Okay?

Sister Ophelia's Unfortunate Picnic

The Uninvited

The Temporary Hat

The Changeling Moon

Another Hopeful Sunday

Dancing Fiona

Have a great weekend and I will see you here again, on Monday, to announce the winner!

Thank you so much:
Gerushia's New World

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Shadows and nightmares and goodness too...

Do you ever feel out of sorts....hazy....a mere shadow of yourself? ~

Lately, I've been feeling like this. Maybe it's because I've been so busy. Or...maybe it's because I've been plagued by horrible nighmares. Nightmares that revolve around my mom during the time she was very sick, right before she passed away. Vivid, colorful, horrible, depressing, exhausting nightmares! They follow me all day.

Still, I find my way. Tugging in all the goodness I can find. Wrapping myself around the favorable fragrances of daylight...temporarily forgetting the deathly smorgasbord of my sleep.

Black and white, love and hate, day and night...contrasts ~ the good with the bad. As a rule, we must have some of both in order to appreciate our life to the fullest, yes? So, with that being said, let me also share with you some fabulous and dreamy "stuff" as well!

As some of you may already know, I have a collage hanging in an exhibit at the Riverside Art Museum in Riverside California ~

I would never have participated in this event if it weren't for my friend, Shell~

We participated together and supported each other through the process ~

Shell is a fabulous and extremely versatile artist. She's a master with color, especially turquoise ~

The Curatorial was last Thursday and I actually won a free year's membership to the museum for my entire family. The curator has also asked me to consider teaching a class about ACEOs at the museum. How lovely to pass on my little bit of knowledge regarding small format art. To say the least, I am humbled!

After the conversation with the Curator regarding ACEOs, I realized that it's been well over a year since I created an ACEO, so I managed to get 2 done this week ~

Guardian of the Masquerade

Pansy's Dancer

Both of these originals can be found in Gerushia's Etsy Shop.

On the homefront, I've been dabbling about in the garden. I decided to plant some vegetables this year (oh my, they've grown since these photos were snapped) ~

Oh...and we lost an entire limb from our Nectarine tree~

There were lots of ripe Nectarines on that limb, but nothing went to waste~

I made a pie ~

and since I already had flour from head to toe (I'm a messy pie maker), I figured I may as well thaw some of my Boysenberries~

and make a berry pie as well ~

They were both so yummy and I feel blessed by the opportunity to offer such homemade goodness to my family.

Here in the oven of the Southern California desert, the days are so intensely hot, I find my way outdoors in the evening to enjoy the sunsets ~

and glowing night roses ~

In the yellow heat of the day, I find my way to the studio to daydream and imagine ~

and create little pieces of curiosity...playing with paints ~

dreaming up stories for my "characters" ~

Beyond the shadows and nightmares, there is light and dreams and hope. Sometimes it's obvious and glorious, and sometimes it's quiet, tucked away in our Everydays.

Until Next Time:
Gerushia's New World

Sunday, July 18, 2010

One Last Marketing Post...

Good Morning:

I PROMISE this will be the last "marketing post" for awhile.

You see, I am in the process of cleaning my studio, and I've come across my file of older originals. I have been creating lots of new pieces lately and would like to make room for them in Gerushia's Etsy Shop. I do like to keep my shop tidy and easy to shop, I decided to clean it up a bit and offer the older originals at half their normal price!!

There are 5 original pieces included in the half price sale. I will list each one here so you can see them. The price on each piece has been cut just exactly in half.

Eula's Party ~ Originally ~ Ooopsie Sold

Sister May ~ Originally ~ Ooopsie Sold

Rabbit's Recital ~ Originally $30.00, now $15.00

Airmal For Emmy ~ Ooopsie ~ Sold

Fashionable Fiona ~ Originally $55.00, now $27.50

I am ever hopeful to pass these pieces onward, as I have had them in my file for quite awhile.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email or comment.

Thank you so much:
Gerushia's New World

Thursday, July 15, 2010

One Day Sale ~

Good Day Everyone:

Just a quick little blurb here today, as I'm busy in the studio. I did want to pop in and let you know that I'm having a one day sale on all original watercolor/collages in Gerushia's Big Cartel. This one day sale includes all of the newer pieces that I currently have posession of ~

And....several older originals as well ~

I know I am so very behind in my regular blogging. Seems that all I've been doing this past month is marketing ~ and, in all honesty, marketing is the only part about my "job" that I don't love!

You are all so patient and I appreciate that you continue to visit my blog. I promise that I will post a regular and fun entry very soon.

Until Next Time
Gerushia's New World

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Vilula's First Adventure

Vilula Mae Davenport is a hard working and patient woman. Oh...she's kind to everyone and eveyone adores her. Vilula has worked for the Flynn family for over 40 years now. Well....she and her daughter, Pansy, even have a little wooden house of their own right on the Flynn family's property.

Vilula never asks for a thing. She does her work and sings all the while. Now, it's time for Vilula to have some fun. You see, Pansy and Mrs. Flynn have planned an exciting get-away for Vilula...her first ever vacation...her first adventure ~

This original watercolor/collage can be found in Gerushia's Big Cartel Store.

And...Vilula can be found in print form in Gerushia's Etsy Shop.

For those of you who may not know, I collect vintage photos to use in my art. I have a small but fabulous collection of African American snapshots. I have wanted to use "Vilula" and her daughter "Pansy" in an art piece for a long time. So...I decided that now is the time.

Thank you so much for dropping by.

Until Next Time:
Gerushia's New World

Monday, July 12, 2010

Sister Ophelia's Unfortunate Picnic ~

"Do you like picnics? My sister Ophelia loves them...

A warm day under the full moon....waiting for our friends to arrive ~ oh the lovely flutter of summertime butterflies. I remember so well, that day. The day of the unfortunate picnic. You see, we had everything planned perfectly, and then..." ~

"Sister Ophelia's Unfortunate Picnic" can be purchased in print form at Gerushia's Etsy Shop.

The original piece can be purchased at Gerushia's Big Cartel Store.

As always, thank you ever so much for having a look.

Until next time,
Gerushia's New World

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Slowly on the Mend...

Hello There:

Just a quick pop in this morning. I have so much to share with you, but unfortunately, I have done something horrible to my back. I am slowly on the mend, but not able to spend oodles of time sitting at my computer desk.

I have photos to share of the opening night of the Riverside Art Museum's Small Format Exhibit. I have a piece in the exhibit!! I have lots of wee little seedlings making their way upward in my garden. I've decided to go with Vegetables this year. I'm slowly working on a new collage, although I haven't been able to work since hurting my back. AND....I'm preparing for another give-away here on my blog. I will be back with further information regarding the give-away.

Ohh, and in celebration of "The Uninvited" being on exhibition at the Riverside Art Museum, the print version is nicely discounted at Gerushia's Big Cartel.

As always ~ thank you so much for your continued visits and lovely emails.

Gerushia's New World