Saturday, September 24, 2011

30-14 another WIN!!! 
Auburn v. Fla. Atlantic Season is 3-1
I'm forever ALL IN!!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Auburn v. Miss. State...WIN 42-38!!!

Another hairy ending, but we will take it! Glad I got to watch the AUBURN game with my son, Powell and D-I-L, Melissa...Russell was there too!!! (In his UA onesie!) 
I can live with it!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Tropical Storm Lee, Labor Day, and Auburn Football!!!

Loving the slow rain we have gotten from tropical storm LEE, nothing scary...a quiet Labor Day weekend and Auburn football ...had to RALLY to WIN it...but a win is a win...42-38 (AU v. Utah State). Lots of screaming and cheering going on in this household...glad we avoided the crying!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Award for Artology!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Mobile Downtown District Management Corporation and Downtown Mobile Alliance will have their annual luncheon and meeting on September 8th at the Battle House Hotel.  We have learned that Artology will be receiving a President's Award for its contributions to downtown Mobile's Arts and Business Community.  We are very appreciative and grateful to be receiving this honor.
Check this out if you are interested in becoming an ARTOLOGIST!!!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Cutest Baby E.V.E.R!!!! RUSSELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 26. 2011...Jumperoo!

High-Livin' in Fairhope

Today  was a hot one in lower Alabama, but my friends, Jami and Joanne and I wanted to see the Eastern Shore Art Association's "Watercolor & Graphic Arts Society" show over in Fairhope. Today was the last day to see the show. We made a glorious day of it starting with the exhibit.  Joanne had two pieces in this juried show and she never disappoints...Joanne is an amazing artist in whatever medium she chooses. Two of her nudes from figure group were on exhibit.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Very Proud of my son, Powell

Powell has been initiated into the Sigma Delta Kappa Honor Society at The Birmingham School of Law

The Alpha Phi chapter of Sigma Delta Kappa is the 
The Alpha Phi chapter of Sigma Delta Kappa is the official honor society and premiere academic and service organization at the Birmingham School of law.
Each fraternity project incorporates our members’ scholastic, leadership, and service skills. SDK is at the forefront of most major student initiatives.
A few years ago... sweet boy!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Center for the Living Arts...Space 301 Lecture Series!!!

You may want to FOLLOW these blogs...L.O.V.E.!!!
Check out my friend, Jami Buck's her work! Jami, Mary Beth, and I attended the lecture mentioned below...
And here is (MEK) Mary Elizabeth Kimbrough's  always interesting blog...(MEK was the lecturer)

Tonight I finished up a three part lecture series downtown at Space 301 presented by my high livin' friend and artist, Mary Elizabeth Kimbrough.  I'm looking forward to her next series...and I don' t even know what topics she will cover next time.  Tonight we had a nice crowd and M.E. and her cousin, Jessica provided fabulous pimento cheese (Jessica made the pimento cheese!), crackers, lemonade and the most delicious caramel cake (ME made the cake!) you have ever tasted! It was a "happening"! 
Thanks to Jami & Mary Beth for picking me up!!!
  • Southern Culture and its Influence on Contemporary Art in the South

Wednesday 6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
August 17
Jasper Johns...Image Detail

  • Installation and the Post Modern

Tuesday 6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
July 19

  • Relational Aesthetics: Changing the Practice of Art

Tuesday 6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
July 12
Kaprow...Image Detail

Mary Elizabeth Kimbrough is an Alabama native and a graduate of Auburn 
University and The University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. She is 
currently working on a PhD in Philosophy, Criticism and Theory of Art at 
the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts. She has participated in 
numerous Juried, Solo and Group Exhibitions all over the region.

Monday, August 15, 2011

The Help...You is kind, you is smart, you is important!

Yesterday some friends and I went to see The Help.  What a marvelous story of courage and dignity...loved it!  Makes me want to make some chocolate PIE for a couple of  my neighbahs... ...if you know what I mean!

Check out my friend, Diane's, NEW Etsy shop...JAVA BAGS!!!

Also available at ARTOLOGY, Inc. in downtown Mobile, AL

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

My precious grandson, Russell... Almost 3 months!!!

This is my sweet grandson, Russell.  He is named for his mama's brother, Edgar and for my daddy and brother (David Russell).  They would be so in love with this baby.  He will know their love through my sons  and through me...They would love him so much and be so proud for him to be their beautiful, happy, precious grandson...I love you so!!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Installation Art Lecture...

Just returned from an interesting lecture given by my friend, artist and teacher, Mary Elizabeth Kimbrough, at Space 301. The topic this week was Installation Art.  As usual, MEK, as she is affectionately and widely known, did not disappoint.  I learned some new things tonight and that is always GOOD!  I will see with new eyes when opportunities arise for this modern approach to art. Installation art takes into account the viewer's whole sensory experience.  I want to know more about KaprowImgp0608 who before tonight I did not know...must read more on Duchamp as well. It is nice to attend an event like this just for the sake of learning and broadening one's horizons.  There is always so much more to know...

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Surprise Visit from my First Born...

Powell is here just for the night...he had to come to town as part of his job with the law firm in the Ham...So excited to see him even for a moment!!! 

Lovin' a Rainy Day in Alabama...

It has been raining all morning and into the afternoon...that slow, gentle, soaking needed!
I love rainy days!

Friday, July 15, 2011


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Curing nicely...

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Murphy's Law...

If something can go wrong, it will... The concrete crew worked really hard, did a beautiful job on the pool surround, gathered up their tools, and left...about 30 minutes started to R.A.I.N....for about 30 minutes...steadily...It wasn't a problem for MOST of the decking, but for the last areas finished  (and for ME!) it was a problem...Where the eaves dripped (poured) water, now there is a TRENCH! 
The crew is on its way back to FIX IT!!! I'm OK!!!!!!
I think it WILL BE FIXED...I'm SURE IT WILL BE FIXED...because I have not paid the tab yet!!!
(Seriously, they are great and they will make it perfect I am certain!..BREATHE!!!!!
oh, the DRAMA!!!!!
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Pouring Concrete

Today a crew is here to pour concrete around our pool and resurface/enlarge the old patio,  I am really looking forward to enjoying the outdoors more, especially this fall when it cools off a little.  Hopefully, I will be inclined to actually get in the pool and EXERCISE...without all that sweaty thing that happens with other forms of physical activity in the deep south...just stepping outside can sometimes take your breath IS the HUMIDITY, fo sho!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Just Getting Started...

I have lived in L A all of my life (Lower Alabama).  I attended Auburn University and the University of South Alabama, earned Bachelor’s and Master’s of Elementary Education degrees, and recently retired after having taught elementary school for 33 years.

I have two amazing and wonderful sons, a beautiful daughter-in-law, and the most brilliant grandson on the planet...born in April! I also have the sweetest golden retriever "grand-dog ever! I enjoy traveling with friends and family, painting, and "making stuff".

I work in encaustic, acrylic, pen and ink, watercolor, collage, assemblage, mixed media, and textiles...I love it all!!!  I have shown at the West Regional Mobile Public Library, the Joe Jefferson Playhouse, Barnes & Noble, The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, and Art(ology), Inc. 

My artwork can be seen at Art(ology), Inc. on Cathedral Square in downtown Mobile. My art often featured on the Artology website as well as on fb.