2016 Onward Ho!

January 15, 2016
Started the year off right at fellow Scrum Sister, Karen Watson's for New Year's Eve.  Karen is an amazing host and the small group we had gathered there were tight! We had such a grand evening. 
The next day my partner and I went to our local Art Gallery,  The Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery to view the infamous Beaverbrook Collection.  I never tire of this.  It was my 4th visit there and each time I see something new.  On my first visit there of course I was like a wide eyed child.  I entered the room where John Singer Sargent's "San Vigilo, Lake Garda" took me by surprise and my emotional center was caught off guard.  It is stunningly beautiful and mesmerizing, it moved me and it gets added to my list of favorites.  My entire focus was actually to see John Turner's work.  His  "Fountain of Indulence" literally glowed outward from the wall space on which it was hung...truly a master of the use of light!
Probably my biggest surprise was the 13' Salvador Dali painting Santiago el Grande.  I have seen this picture a thousand times I am sure, so, it really wasn't a big interest to me.  When you are standing in front of it, everything changes.  It is Grand for sure and the symbology riddled throughout is astounding and the painting is really wonderful and masterful.  
The Carmichael and the Tom Thomson was of course sheer delight for me as I have always been a big fan of the Group of Seven.  
The Masterworks leaves on February 7th so I do hope that I am able to go one more time before they leave!

January also started out with an artistic bang just as it had last year.  Not sure if I posted it or not, but last year I entered one of my textiles at the Lawrence House Center for the Arts and it not only won first place, one of the judges bought it!
How is that for a double win!
Well, I entered a piece again this year and also two pieces into another juried art show at Brights Grove "Gallery in the Grove" it had been quite a few years since our Scrum Sisters first exhibit together there, so I wanted to be sure to get in on that one as well.  I received the call/email that my pieces were selected for their exhibit as well!  Whoohoo!
This coming Sunday, January 17th will be the awards ceremony and I am quite excited to go to see the outcome of that!  Will certainly post the news!
I have taken 3 weeks holidays so that I can build up a body of work for the upcoming summer Art Shows and thought that it was a good time because of the winter months.  I won't be tempted to want to go anywhere and have my time wasted.  
So far so good.  Not progressing as quickly as I would like but I'm doing it!

Until next time.  Keep on creating!

<3
Patti
 

Upcoming events

August 23, 2015
So as I alluded to the earlier post, we have a busy fall.  We participated in a first friday venture in downtown Sarnia a couple of weeks ago painting the local flora in a community garden.  This was a great opportunity to get ourselves out there as a Studio Group and also to market our upcoming solo exhibit in October.
We will hang our pictures from this past event in the upcoming September First Friday, so that gives us another opportunity to get our faces out there.
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New Logo, Upcoming Exhibits and shows! Busy, busy!

August 22, 2015
Hi all!  This is the portion of our web that I need to be on top of...we get used to posting on our "Fan page" on Facebook and forget about our "spot" on the web at times.

We've re-designed our logo using a modified "scrum" symbol.  We made up some postcards for an upcoming exhibit to be showcased for the whole month of October!
I have 4 shows lined up three in October and one in November, so it's work work work time!  I love it,but would love it more if I didn't have to go to a J.O.B and I can...
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Blogging Beast! - You Can Make Money Blogging

September 26, 2013


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June bugs!

June 18, 2013
Hi Everyone!  Wow!  time is really getting away from me!  I've been very focused with my online endeavors and my part-time job, so much so that my arts have suffered a little set back!  I am however, finishing up on projects that have been sitting around for awhile.

Scrum Sisters will be getting ready for another outing, we spent a great weekend away on an island in a huge house of one of our gal pals.  Wow, beautiful island and beautiful homes, sure gets the dreams flowing again!

I'm adding a ...
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February Fabs!

February 20, 2013
Hi Everyone!  First I want to post the stones for the February birthday folks and they are:|February Stones for the Birthday Girl!
Amethyst, Amber, Blood stone, Cat's Eye, Jade, Crystal Quartz, Aquamarine, Blue Lace Agate and Peridot! Check out what the metaphysical benefits on Patti Cook's page!
The winter has been on and off, the temps are just as crazy!  Two days ago we were above freezing and all the snow from the weekend melted, then today the winds came blowing through and the temps. drop...
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2013 and onward!

January 11, 2013

A Happy and Prosperous New Year!
We hope this next trip around the sun brings us all happy surprises and world peace!  Yes, it can happen!

No debriefing or plans made for us this year.  We best get going though if we're to get booked into some of the more prestigious Art Fairs.  Will have to scrummage for those applications, things get pushed around during the Christmas holidays.  Did that just zoom by, or is that just me?  It's already Jan. 11 and I have only just got used to the holidays bein...
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The end of 2012!

December 30, 2012
And that's all that happened in December!  We are fast approaching the last day of December and the Scrum Sisters and their hubby's will be celebrating it together on the eve of the old and the new year!
December flew by with the gals so busy with sales, exhibits, work and home life!

Here's to 2013!
On behalf of each one of us in our Studio Group "We Wish you a Prosperous and Healthy 2013!"

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November Happenings!

November 19, 2012
Hello everybody!  I ( Patti Cook) have received a number of emails asking if we will be at any Christmas art show and sales and sadly, I wasn't on the ball too much to get this happening quickly as I made an "assumption" that we were going to have one in our Studio this year.

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October News

October 25, 2012
Wow, things have been quite busy for the girls this month and we can hardly believe that it's almost over!  One of the "Scrums" is hosting a "disco-themed" costume party this year for Halloween!  Should be a blast!  It'll be in the studio where there is tons of room, so let the party begin!
Patti was involved in the Greenhouse Artist Studio Tour a few weeks back with much going on for her there too!  She was the coordinator this year for the Community Culture Painting.  This is where a "theme"...
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