As an Adaptive Able Artist I work my way from one art technique to another as my MS symptoms allow. Changes in vision are one of the MS symptoms that many of us deal with. It can be a very frustrating and blurry wall that often stands between creative souls and their ability to share feelings through art. As eyes blurr and double vision sets in I have to stop doing finer work, take up my spinning and weave on my looms. When vision improves, I can get back to finer detail work from experimental embroidery to custom Art Dolls. This is a process I think all artists with MS, and similar neurological illnesses , go through. As long as we keep fighting our way through the mist to find the happiness that creating brings we have hope and thus, we have life.
CURRANT ART PROJECT FOR THE AUDUBON SOCIETY OF LITTLE ROCK. JUNE 2015 : Location – “South On Main” Art District, 16th and Main Street (West Side)
Details of this project and a list of all the artists that have participated can be found here AND FROM JUNE 9 – 30 (2015) YOU CAN VOTE FOR THE ART AND ARTIST YOU LIKE THE BEST ! Go to : Drain-Smart.org
ABOUT THIS PROJECT : The Audubon Society of Little Rock, in conjunction with the city, held an open competition for all artists in Arkansas. 18 artists were chosen from those who entered and the artists painted their designs around the city on designated storm drains in 3 areas : Little Rock Rivermarket, South On Main and The War Memorial Corridor.
PURPOSE OF PROJECT : The idea behind this arts project is to educate the public about the connection between city storm drains, local streams and rivers. Storm drain water does not go to any kind of filtering facility but flows directly into your local rivers. Nothing but rain goes down these drains. We all hope that our art will get people to think before they toss debris or pour paint, oil or waste materials down these storm drains.
It has been a wonderful experience and I’d like to thank Kathy Rose, and my husband Tom Griffith for all their help getting me back and forth, protecting me from the sun, providing support and making it physically possible for me to paint my Groovy Fish design. I am also very grateful to my two special volunteers. The finished artwork would never have been possible without the artistic talents of Jordan Thomas and Heather who were able to bring my entire design to life.
ART QUILTS :
MOST RECENT : “THE EXILE” on display at the Historic Museum of Arkansas in Little Rock. The Great American quilt Show II 2011
AWARD : FIRST LADY’S CHOICE – CHOSEN BY MRS. BEEBE AS HER FAVORITE QUILT IN THE SHOW. “THE EXILE ” IS NOW A PART OF THE PERMANANT COLLECTION OF QUILTS AND FIBER ARTS AT THE HISTORIC MUSEUM OF ARKANSAS.
TWITTER EXHIBIT POSTCARDS :
Every year a Call For Artists goes out across the Twitterverse to create postcard size art in mixed mediums. These postcards are put on exhibit at a selected gallery somewhere in the world, each postcard sells for $35 and all money goes to support the needs of local art schools for children.
When I create a postcard 4″ x 6″ in watercolors, I always create a poem to go with the art.
TWITTER EXHIBIT 2013 L.A.
I watch you, soaring on great wings above your winter home
from the Snowforest you return to me,
To my home in the Arkansas.Until Spring I will watch you
with my limited eyes,
Knowing all the while
you watch me
with eyes like sharp diamonds
you will know me better
Than I can ever know you