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Naming at the Blind Association

02 June 2008

Friday night was the naming celebration for the new Blind Association building - an incredible association that does amazing good for the blind and visually impaired.  My paintings are throughout the building - a donation in honor of my mother.

We came up with the idea to do large braille paintings that could actually be felt - such as “triumph”, “accomplishment” and “independence” plus the ad campaing wording donated by Maslow/Lumia and Bartorillo which read “see it” , “feel it”, “believe it”.

Ironically my sisters and I all wore white - and the picture Curtis Salonick took captured the back of one of my silk paintings with the the wings perfectly fitted behind my dads head.  AND, there was a harp playing at the event.  Plus a halo….. see it?

Kitchen and bathroom accents

05 June 2008
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walter gets a drink -

07 June 2008
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Sisters get creative!

09 June 2008

My favorite blackheads (and brown head…)

09 June 2008

Silk hanging-a commission going to China-

17 June 2008

It’s already August???

09 August 2008
Been away for awhile - pics to follow later on…. but here are some pieces based  on time, trees  and being grounded.  They actually are entitled ‘Grounded 1, 11, and 111?. {yoogallery src=[/images/stories/blog/leigh_0809_08] style=[lightbox] height=[100]}
Been away for awhile - pics to follow later on…. but here are some pieces based  on time, trees  and being grounded.  They actually are entitled ‘Grounded 1, 11, and 111?.

vortex

18 August 2008
“Vortex” is completed - 48? x 48? - which I did for the Cultural Council exhibition which will be hung at the courthouse this year - the theme being ” from the Susquehanna”  - so, I decided to use the susquehanna colors - which are naturally calming and beautiful

Metal surface project…

10 September 2008
Ken Marquis has invented a wonderful idea to have artists create on refurbished hubcaps - the initial phase going out to 40 of his artist friends - and I was honored in being the first one to pick - ( I picked a Lincoln) - I finished it over the weekend.  He’s going to be sending the  “hubcaps” all over the world - putting together a traveling exhibition - really cool, eco-friendly project - better for these hubcaps to be hung on a wall then in a landfill!!

Another from easel to wall…..

15 September 2008

This is the Wall …..

15 September 2008
This is the wall on South Main Street in Wilkes-Barre - which is going to be ” a changin” - stay posted to see it’s TRANSFORMATION!!!!

Various people at Third Friday…..

20 September 2008
Lillian and  Joe Caffrey - Margy Mosak and Jen Dressler all enjoy Third Friday at the loft…….

Second Day on “The Wall”

03 October 2008
I’m learning that when you deal with old brick - painting becomes a bit of a workout…. so, today was still getting in the block of red color — I’ll sleep well tonight!!

“The Wall” is “under constuction” - stay tuned~!

02 October 2008
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and more wall….

05 October 2008
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I’m still working on “the wall”…

09 October 2008
….and it’s taking on a life of it’s own…….

It’s done !

10 October 2008
The wall is completed… however, there have been many requests for the rest of the wall to be done - could look pretty cool.

People have been awesome and very appreciative of  this happy wall.

 

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The wall is completed… however, there have been many requests for the rest of the wall to be done - could look pretty cool.

People have been awesome and very appreciative of  this happy wall.

 

President’s theme for little boys room…

16 October 2008
My latest inside mural work is George Washington and the American Flag - perhaps a future president in our midst?? {yoogallery src=[/images/stories/blog/leigh_1016_08] style=[lightbox] height=[100]}My latest inside mural work is George Washington and the American Flag - perhaps a future president in our midst??

Working on…

25 October 2008
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some scarves for the holidays…..

11 November 2008
I’ve been working on a different “canvas” charmeuse silk - functional art at it’s best….