Tuesday, October 22, 2013

CoArts New Blog and 3231 Gallery and Edmonds Convention Center Shows

Fall brings gray skies, but paintings add color...
"She Knew"    10x10 Collage 2013 Copyright Delorse Lovelady

Two Shows 
I am in two shows this fall.  Please stop by and see the lovely art from the various artists in these two venues.  Splashes of color will lift away the effects of our perpetual gray Northwest days which have returned for the season.

NW Collage Society Juried Fall Show
Edmonds Convention Center
 201 Fourth Ave N. Edmonds, WA
Show dates:  Oct. 15 - Dec. 6, 2013

I have the collage "She Knew" (above) in the NW Collage Society show.  As you can see I have been experimenting again...

3231 Gallery
"Birds and Bugs" Show
 3231 Broadway,  Everett, WA
Show dates:  October 3 - November 30, 2013

I have two bird paintings in this show, one is acrylic and the other a monoprint.

Seattle CoArts
Our painting club is so much fun!!  We have a brand new website today and you can see our member's art here.  We have presentations at monthly meetings, retreats and workshops.  This kind of association provides so much enrichment, camaraderie and opportunities for members, no need to be a lonely artist.   Check us out and consider joining, or find an art club in your own community.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Art Show at Gallery North Edmonds

Something fun to do on a summer day...
"A Day in the Northwest"   Copyright 2013 Delorse Lovelady

Lots of wonderful paintings to see here at the "Beauty of the Northwest" show in Gallery North, Edmonds...  do stop in.
My friend, Cheryl Hufnagel, had the winning entry for the poster contest for this event.  This is her lovely pastel on the show postcard above.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Collage Society Art Show

Bird play among the bare limbs...
"Never Pruned"      Copyright 2013 Delorse Lovelady

The Northwest Collage Society and Cancer Lifeline art show has been so well received that it has extended the ending date from June 24 to August 28.  So, there is still time to catch this wonderful show, and see all the meaningful pieces of art and the accompanying poems from 50 artists and 50 poets.

My collage painting above "Never Pruned" was inspired by Nancy Meier's poem of the same name.  See my second collage in the show, "Kiss" by Sylvia Pollack here.

April 8 -- August 28, 2013
  Dorothy S. O'Brien Center 
6522 Fremont Ave. North 
Seattle, WA 98103

A portion of the sales from these poem inspired collages are donated to Cancer Lifeline.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Cherry Blossoms in their glory

Pink fluffly blossoms, so graceful.
Our cherry trees blossomed and were at their fullness about two weeks ago.  I love seeing the branches heavy with their floral pinkness shouting out their glory.
Alas, last Monday our trees began to rain...  the petals gently flowing down on slight breezes.  It seems magical to walk beneath the trees in one of the moments when the pink petals choose to let go and do their final dance to the ground.  And for a little while our driveway, flowerbeds, the road, the yard are blanketed in this wispy fairy pinkness, and I savor that too.  Spring is defnitely here.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Healing, Kiss, and Art Show

Healing with art, inspiration with poetry...
"Kiss"          Copyright 2013, Delorse Lovelady
      Inspired by:    KISS, by Sylvia Pollack, June 30, 2011

Trellised tomatoes,
     splayed across the south
side of the house,
     get drunk on their own sweet juices
stew in them,
     grow so exuberantly after dry days
their skins split
     like opened zippers, and we,
in an act
     of kindness and forgiveness,
pluck them
     off their vine, offer them
to each other's lips.

 Cancer Lifeline Art Show
I have the honor of having two collages in this show sponsored by the Northwest Collage Society and Cancer Lifeline of Seattle.  Women participating in Cancer Lifeline writing groups write poetry for healing,  They shared their poetry with members of the Collage Society who selected one to three poems, and then created art pieces from the inspiration.  I selected Kiss by Sylvia Pollack and Never Pruned by Nancy Meier.  A portion of the sales from these poem inspired collages are donated to Cancer Lifeline.
April 8 -- June 24, 2013
 Reception on Thursday April 11 from 6-8pm 
Dorothy S. O'Brien Center 
6522 Fremont Ave. North 
Seattle, WA 98103

Friday, April 5, 2013

Lake Washington, Diamonds & Art Show

Spring is back bringing flowers, fresh starts, and light...

Juanita Beach Park
Last Sunday we took a little jaunt over to the local park on the Juanita side of Lake Washington.  The park has recently been renovated, and is a lovely spot to take a walk on the loop that is partly dock over the water and partly beach.  It was an uncommonly gorgeous sunny day in north Seattle, and we enjoyed the sun play dancing diamonds across the waters.

And then there was this great stonework pathway with native grasses that caught my eye.  Stunning shapes and lines... abstractly wonderful.

Kirsten Gallery
A wonderful fine art gallery is hosting Co-Arts show this year.  I have one painting in this show.  Stop by and see what local artists have been creating. Here is a link for viewing the artwork if you can't make it to the Gallery.

       Seattle Co-Arts 63rd Annual Juried Show:

Play of Light!

 April 5 – May 8th 2013

 Opening Reception: April 7th 2-4pm

Hosted by Kirsten Gallery supporting 41 years of Fine Art 

5320 Roosevelt Wy NE
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 522-2011
Wednesday-Sunday 11am - 5pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday


Sunday, March 24, 2013

Photos, Yellowstone & Roosevelt Ntl Parks & Family History

Remembering a Yellowstone trip and dreaming of enchanted New Mexico explorations...
Photos, Yellowstone and Roosevelt National Parks
Last fall we went to the Dakota's and on our meandering back to Seattle, we had to stop in Yellowstone.  We have been there several times and it never fails to impress me.  So here are some of my favorite photo's.  I've entered these in the Defenders of Wildlife photo contest this year, why not.  I may make them available as prints on my Fine Art America page.

I lucked into two shots of a bison that was only steps away from our car.  He looked like he was coming out of the mist - like a long ago spirit creature from the past.  Just breathtaking to experience the wonders in the Yellowstone, especially when I remember I'm walking atop the caldera of a huge underground volcano.  Since our trip was in late October there were a lot less tourists, and it was a lot chillier.  We had the first snow the day we left, and were hurrying to get out of the mountains and back home.

A photo from Roosevelt National Park is in the lower right.  Stunning desert like, barren and colorful country.  This park is vast open lands where if you are lucky you can see bison and wild mustangs.

Family History
One of my passions I haven't spoken of yet in this blog is researching family history, genealogy.  I'm thinking about this, because I recently joined a genealogy writing group, and am spending a little time today reading group member's stories.  We will be giving each other feedback as we write our stories.

In the "old days" research was all done by microfiche machine in archives or library.  Now with the advent of the internet, you can stumble upon all kinds of information in a matter of moments.  My journey has connected me with a half sister and several cousins, and since I'm researching my spouse's tree, lots of new relatives for him.  Surprisingly, we found a couple of cousin's for him only 30 minutes from where we live, amazing!

So, if you are interested, here are a couple of free links to get you started:

LDS (Mormons), largest collections -
Find a Grave - largest collection of gravestones/memorials -
Cyndi's List - a gi-normous list of sources -
Ellis Island Passenger Lists of Immigrants -

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Gallery North Art Show

Something small to treasure, see every day, or give away...

Gallery North Art Show
This is always a lovely fun show in the charming town center of Edmonds, near the ferry.  Stop in and enjoy the variety of styles of these small treasures.  I have six paintings hanging in this show, primarily crow paintings in acrylic.
A Pacific Northwest Tradition Since 1961 
508 Main Street Edmonds, WA 98020 
Open 7 Days A Week
Monday - Sunday 11AM - 5PM 
Third Thursday Art Walk - 12noon - 8:00 PM

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Sunset, Sunrise, Be Here Now

Time moves on, the seasons turn, I watch and ride the waves...
Sunset at Seaside, Oregon as another full year draws to a close.  But it will never really be gone, as I have lived it, and it is written in my bones to remember the highs and lows as life moves on.
A gentle feather blown about, nestled atop the rocks.  Soon it will be lifted by a breezy beach wind or tumbled by a rising tide.  Who knows where it will find itself next.  Are we like feathers sometimes?
A new year dawns with wide horizon and open skies, many are on the path, who knows who you might meet.  As far as my eye can see, sky and water.  Barely separate, they merge and dance, and beckon.... come.... walk and see.... feel that cool wind touch your cheek....  be in this delicious moment.... here.... now.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Peace, Tradition, and Light

Lights, nostalgia, Chinese and a little TRAditION...
Joining in the fairyland of Christmas and fantasy lights, we cruised thru the neighborhoods recounting stories of years past these brought to mind.  If you live in the Seattle area, look up Candy Cane Lane and Olympic Manor, these are the two best areas to see.
But first we watched the wonderful film "Fiddler on the Roof" at the Uptown Theatre on Queen Anne Hill...  as a sing-along!   And with a Chinese buffet lunch right in the theatre too.  So very Jewish and satisfying fun.  And one of my favorite films, full of nostalgia and tradition.
More lights, a Hawaiian theme...
A dungeness crab...
Lots of candy canes...
Only small artful decorations at home, as we no longer cut our own tree while skiing, or do intense Christmas.  It's more our own created simple version of various traditions, and we like it this way a lot.  Quiet, harmonious...
Our tree...
A postcard from a clear lovely night in Seattle while we enjoy the wonders of the season and the turnings that began with recent Winter Solstice. 
A time to reflect, rest, and sometimes, play with my camera...
Wishing Peace and Harmony and Light Shining Brightly on You.