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Sunday, May 23, 2010

where women create and other art news

A big welcome to all and I greet you today with great news to share!!!

The summer issue of "Where Women Create" a wonderfully created magazine featuring great female artist around the country has hit the news stands. This is a great magazine to subscribe to! It is chalked full of great inspiration for other aspiring artists. I love looking at the studios of creative women.

This summer 2010 issue has featured me as one of their artists! There is a 6 page article about me! Great news! It has been a year in the making. They came to my studio last summer and my classroom at Park Avenue Elementary School, Warwick, NY to shoot me in my element. It is a huge accomplishment and has been a wonderful experience to be featured among such great women! There are great artists and art appreciators all around and even in your neighborhood!

I hope everyone will pick up a copy and check it out! A really well created magazine that is beautifully put together quarterly by the amazing Jo Packham. Wonderful work Jo, as usual!

"Where Women Create"is available in stores like Borders, Barnes and Noble and Michael's, just to name a few. It can also be ordered through

Speaking of today is a great day to check out this site! They are having a big web show today. You can go to the blog for more details, The web show will go live today at 8pm. If you are looking at this post after Sunday, May 23 it is still a great site to look at filled with tons of great work!

I hope you take some time to enjoy art today whether it is in the magazine, an art site, or an art event in your community. The important thing to remember is to continue to support local artists. Buy local art and support artists who make their living in the arts. I was watching Oprah the other day and her design guru, Nate Berkus, suggested a wonderful tip....he said that people should go to local art colleges and check out neighboring artists to purchase art for their homes instead of purchasing mass produced pieces at huge chain stores which I believe is a great tip for the day and then your artwork will be more personal and one of a kind! So check out art today!

Be Well and Enjoy!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

spring soiree

Get ready for fun and great art!

This Saturday and Sunday, May 15 and 16 10-5 and 10-2pm there is a splendid art event on Route 94 in Warwick, NY hosted by the red antique barn and Earth Angels called the Spring Soiree.

Be prepared to find really wonderful paintings, jewelry, folk art, soft sculpture, mixed media, art dolls and heirloom teddies, accessories, decor and more!

There will be tons of great artists there for you to meet such as Stacey Bear, Nicole Bowen, Diana Card, Dara DiMagno, Deirdre Friebely, Jennifer Lanne, Laurie Meseroll, Leslie McCabe, Pat Murphy, Debbie Thibault, Nicol Sayre, Jill Wiener and Letty Worley. Dara DiMagno is one of my absolute favorites and I have blogged about her before and wear one of her amazing pieces nearly every day!

You can shop their creations amid antiques and vintage goodies at this scenic venue located at 293 State Route 94, Warwick, NY and this event is free and open to the public.

If you are unable to make the event there will be a LIVE WEBSHOW on the Earth Angels web page to see amazing art...exclusive webshow offerings will be posted on 5/23 at 8PM LIVE at or you can click on the title of this post and you will be at the site. Be sure to check out Dara's work and all the others! They are amazing!

I will be working there both days so come on by and check out the great art and friends!

Be Well and Enjoy!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

rock and roll art show

Last night was the Rock and Roll Chair Art Auction at the Warwick Valley High School. What a great event! Lots of great art by the high school art students- what talent! It was a great venue that raised money for an art scholarship.

As an elementary school art teacher in the district, it was so great to see all of the wonderful art done by my past students and how they have grown as artists. I also created a chair for the auction. It was a child's chair.

Here are a few pictures of my completed chair!

"Spring Song of Growth" by Nicole Sisco Heller
When I first saw this child's chair it "sang" to me. The design evolved the more that I looked at the chair. It is kind of a whimsical primitive folk art style with a twist of cuteness. The movement of the chair's spindles is like the songs of a spring bird. It is music to our ears from the long cold gray winter. The white is pure, cool and new. As things begin to grow so does the child who will sit upon this seat. The green textures of grass will feel soft among our toes and we will skip along to the tune of the birds. I hope this chair will go on and inspire creativity and art in its new home. Enjoy!

It was a great night filled with art and art appreciators! I know the money is going to a great cause and am so proud of all of the artists in our great arts community, Warwick!

Be Well and Enjoy!