Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Art News from Ascribing Artist Johanna Littleton

Art News from Ascribing Artist Johnna Littleton

This is one of my paintings that will be at "Art in Bloom" Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Huntsville Museum of Art in Huntsville, AL.

Johanna Littleton

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Art News from Ascribing Artist Vicki Garner

Hey everyone,

Time for a few updates on my art work:

1. I have been doing a few pet portraits lately and thought that maybe some of you may be interested in a portrait of your pet. I have updated my website (see link below) to include samples of some of the pets I have painted and my pricing. Just click on the button that says Pet Portraits.

2. I will be at First Fridays in Florence next Friday, April 1st. My booth is right across from Rosie's Cantina on Court Street. Hope to see some of you there.

3. I have set some artistic goals for myself this year to paint some landscapes that are not my usual subject matter. I have completed two of those goals so far....a storm scene and a snow scene, both of which you can find on the landscape page of my website. Next up will be an urban scene from Beale Street in Memphis, which I visited for the first time this month. I hope to complete a nocturnal landscape and a rainy day scene later on in the year. Stay tuned!
Check out the website! www.applepandowdy.com



Monday, March 14, 2011

Easter Stained Glass Cross by Ascribing Artist Andrea Lucas

Enhance your celebration of Easter with a glistening bejeweled 5" by 3" stained glass cross. A forever keepsake. Delivered to you via free shipping in a beautiful hand painted box. Made to order so don't delay!

Specify color: yellow, blue, purple or crystal. $25.00 Please feel free to email or call with any questions: andee18711@charter.net or (205) 276 - 1120.

Just send your check with return address to:

Andrea Lucas Studio
104 Hunset Mill Lane
Pelham, Alabama 35124

Friday, March 11, 2011

Congratulations to Ascribing Artist Christina Wegman!

Congratulations to Ascribing Artist Christina Wegman! Her artwork was featured recently in the daily Artist Watch on the online journal Escape into Life. To view, please take a look at:


To learn more about Christina Wegman please visit her blog at: http://christinawegman.blogspot.com

My Plans for You 5: Pain in the Plans

Shortly after the last devotion my mother-in-law, who suffers from Parkinson, fell and broke her hip. During the past 4 months she has been in the hospital four times, rehab once and a clinic for evaluation once. She was completely bed ridden, needing 24-hour care, until the middle of January. She has endured a lot of suffering both physically and mentally. She is doing much better, but still weak and bound to a wheelchair.

Needless to say, we have had to make major adjustments to become the primary caretakers for my in-laws who live next door and our two sons who still live at home. Some of you have been caretakers of terminally ill family members and seen first hand the suffering and toll it takes. I now realize in a small way the Lord used what we went though mentally, physically and spiritually to care for our nephew to prepare us for this. All of a sudden that whole event doesn’t seem so random.

Once again the Lord prompts me to write out of life's experiences, but filtered through the truth of His Word. How does suffering fit into God’s plan for our lives? Doesn’t it seem to be completely counterproductive? Surely the time and energy spent could be better used to expand the Kingdom. In prayerful contemplation the Lord has lead me to several passages to summarize how suffering fits into His plans.

Now, it would take weeks to go into all the theological discussion on where suffering comes from, but it boils down to three main sources: the spiritual forces of evil, the wages of mans sin and the decay of fallen nature. Our discussion, however, is how suffering fits into God’s plans. Let me begin by saying there is one overarching reason and we get a sense of it in John 9:2,3 where we read, “And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he should be born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was neither that this man sinned, nor his parents; but it was in order that the works of God might be displayed in him.” Also, in John 11:4 concerning Lazarus, “But when Jesus heard it, He said, “This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified by it.” We don’t like to be faced with it, but suffering is a way God shows His glory, character and plan.

The secondary reasons for suffering are numerous, but there are five that I see consistently in scripture related to punishment, witness, faith, growth and comfort . . . all to the Glory of God by making Himself known. Over the next several devotions we will look at them a little closer.

Peace unto you,
Paul LaBathe

Congratulations to Ascribing Artist Angela True!

Congratulations to Ascribing Artist Angela True who has been accepted into the first round of judging at Energen Art Competition in Birmingham, AL for her piece "Into the Mystic".

The final judging and reception will be March 27th, 2011.

To view Angela's art please visit www.AngelaTrue.com or www.pickmybrainsart.blogspot.com

Monday, March 7, 2011

Ascribing Artists April Exhibit and Reception at Reflectives Frame & Art Gallery

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Exhibit April 7th-May 11th, 2011

Reflectives Frame & Art Gallery

220 Old Highway 431
Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763
(256) 539-1665

Reception and Art Talk on Sunday, April 10, 2-4 PM.
Admission Free and Light Refreshments Provided

More details HERE

Art Link Added: Picket Fence Connections- Art Retreats

The Ascribing Artists Blog is delighted to add Picket Fence Connections- A Visual Arts and Speaking Ministry of Chri Kuptz to the art blog. Cheri notes that she facilitates artist retreats as a means to helping individuals further their personal relationship with Christ.

Check out Cheri's website at: www.picketfenceconnections.com

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Basic Drawing in the Huntsville Art Museum Galleries with SARA BETH FAIR

Art News from Ascribing Artist Sara Beth Fair:

Just a Few Spots Left

Basic Drawing in the Huntsville Art Museum Galleries with SARA BETH FAIR

March 6 (Sunday) from 2-4 p.m.
March 10, 17, 24 (3 Thursdays) from 6-8 p.m.

Laura E. Smith lsmith@hsvmuseum.org 256.535.4350 ext. 222

The session begins with a short discussion and slide show to highlight specific technical, historical, and stylistic issues.

Then move into the galleries to draw from artworks in the permanent collection and the Helen Turner: The Women’s Point of View exhibition.

Learn basic drawing skills while exploring new techniques. A live model will be on hand to see how the artist simplified.

Media includes graphite, charcoal, and conté crayon.

Just bring your sketchbook – we have everything else! Space is limited to 8 students.

Ascribing Artist, Jessica Oden: Artist Reception and Exhibit

"One Flesh" by Jessica Oden, copyright

"By the end, my paintings are still mysterious to me and continue to make me think about the very things that inspired them." - Jessica Oden

Reflectives Frame & Art Gallery will host its March Artist Reception on Friday ~ Mar 11, 2011 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

We are thrilled to have Jessica Oden as our March featured artist. Her artwork will be on display through the first week of April. It is highly recommended that you view her stunning oil paintings in person.

Reflectives Frame & Art Gallery at Artisans Cove
220 Old Hwy 431S
Hampton Cove, AL 35763

Admission: Free

Food/Drinks: Light Refreshments Provided

For more information, please contact Phyllis Jones at PLJ@LooneyJonesEvents.com or 256.682.2882. RSVPs are helpful but not necessary. Come join us for an enjoyable evening at Artisans Cove.

Invite Link click here

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

"Call to Artists" in North Alabama

Revised: Deadline for submission is March 14, 2011

Artisans and craftsmen of all ages are invited to participate in outdoors art festivals that will be held at Artisans Cove every second Saturday from April through August 2011. The exact dates of these upcoming events that will also include fun activities for the kids are as follows:
  • April 9, 2011
  • May 14, 2011
  • June 11, 2011
  • July 9, 2011
  • August 13, 2011
Revised: Deadline for submission is March 14, 2011

This is an excellent opportunity for artists to market the Hampton Cove community.

There is a separate non-refundable charge of $15 for the application process. There is also a separate charge of $25 per space per event date. See the Artist Application for more details.

Students under 18 may apply under an alternate fee structure. For more details, send an email to samantha@reflectivesframe.com or call 256-539-1665.

Don't delay as space is limited!

For questions, email samantha@reflectivesframe.com or call 256-539-1665 at Reflectives Frame & Art Gallery.
Reflectives Frame & Art Gallery
at Artisans Cove
220 Old Highway 431S
Hampton Cove, AL 35763