Tuesday, November 29, 2011

New Portrait by Betty Burchfield: Fantasy

Art News from Betty Burchfield:

As an Ascribing Artist, I try to give all the credit to God for the gift of art that He has given me. This painting will stand out in my memory as giving back to God the gift He gave me. Making people happy is what it is all about.


Ron and Nancy were 19 years old when they got married and very much in love. The wedding was very small as there was no one there other than the couple, the preacher and his wife as witness.. They got married without the blessing of her parents. They were married 38 years when Nancy went to be with Jesus.
One of the memories of the wedding made Ron sad. Nancy didn’t have a wedding gown! He regretted not being able to buy her one.

Between the two of us, we created this painting of Nancy in a beautiful gown and veil in front of a stained glass window such as one might see in a church. The title of this painting is “Fantasy”. His response was “this painting completed the fantasy I have of her as my Bride in an exotic bridal gown which I feel she was cheated of.

The most rewarding feeling that I have in painting is making somebody happy. Ron has since become a good friend of mine and I love to hear his memories of he and his Nancy. I’m sure that Nancy never regretted not having a wedding gown as the love that her husband gave her was more than sufficient to her. He still wears her wedding ring on a gold chain around his neck. She remains in his heart and he knows that some day they will be together in Heaven and …. LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER….


"Fantasy" by Betty Burchfield, copyright

Artist, Betty Burchfield aka a Little Reb
Capture memories, moments and life into an oil painting

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving- Cornhusk Dolls

Indian Camp Creek Handcrafts: Cornhusk Sculptures by Ellen S. Goode

Cornhusk Sculptures by Ellen S. Goode

"Pilgrim's Bounty" and "Pilgrim's Harvest Turkey" by Ellen Goode
Cornhusk, sheep wool hair, handmade clay pumpkins

"Native Harvest" and "Native Bounty" by Ellen Goode
Cornhusk, sheep wool hair, pheasant feathers, gourd vessel, handmade clay vegetables, rock, clay and glass beads

Indian Camp Creek Handcrafts: Cornhusk Sculptures by Ellen S. Goode, Florence, AL (256) 766-8184

Watch for next month: The Nativity Scene

Ascribing Artist founder, Paul LaBathe featured in the Decatur Daily News!

Artwork by Paul LaBathe, copyright. Psalm 19:1 - “The heavens declare the glory of God.” His desire is to proclaim God’s word through his work.

Ascribing Artist founder, Paul LaBathe featured in the Decatur Daily News! 

Creative gifts
Local designers and artists see work as an extension of their faith
By Catherine Godbey, Decatur Daily News 11/18/2011

How would you define yourself?

(Excerpt from the news article)

For Paul LaBathe, inspiration comes from God’s word.

A former supervisor working in a publications department, he resigned in 2002 when he could no longer escape God’s calling.

The Elkmont, AL resident started over and created Empty Tomb Graphics, a faith-based advertising business, and co-founded Ascribing Artists, a networking group of Christian artists, ranging from painters to potters.

“I believe we are all born with a desire to create not only art or music, but also as seen in carpentry, architecture, landscaping, cooking, sewing, writing, poetry and so on,” he said. “I believe this to be true because the Bible starts with, ‘In the beginning, God created’ and before we get to the end of the first chapter we read, ‘God created man in his own image.’ ”


Want more info?

Courtney Croxdale, designer, photographer, courtneycroxdale.com
Alisa Poole, artist, lisyart.com; paintings can be found at Trish Land Goods for the Home and Garden
Paul LaBathe, Empty Tomb Graphics, Christian-based advertising agency, emptytombgraphics.com
Ascribing Artists, a networking group of Christian artists, ascribingartists.blogspot.com

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Art News from Ascribing Artist, Gina Hurst: The Arts Council Membership

Art News from Ascribing Artist, Gina Hurst:

I have some art news to pass along. I am the new Member and Volunteer Services Manager at The Arts Council, Huntsville, AL. I would like to invite you all to join The Arts Council!

Madison County is home to a vibrant arts and cultural community, and The Arts Council works to support and promote the work of more than 100 member arts organizations and individual artists. The Arts Council’s Arts Assembly members represents the very best of Huntsville music, dance, theatre, film and visual, literary, communications and multidisciplinary arts and culture.

Arts Assembly members benefit from monthly membership meetings, networking opportunities, affinity groups and technical assistance, posting events on The Arts Council’s website calendar, listing in the Arts Directory on the website, listing in the Arts Education Resource Guide which is distributed to teachers in grades K-12 and posted on-line, receipt of TAC’s e-newsletter, guest speaker events, job postings and much more. Throughout the year, The Arts Council also offers targeted workshops for Assembly members focusing on topics such as publicity, copyright and art law, funding, business development for individual artists, etc.

If this interests you, we would love for you to join and help advance the arts in the Tennessee Valley! To become a member, you can join on-line through our website by following this link: http://www.artshuntsville.org/component/acctexp/?task=subscribe

I hope you will consider joining and enjoy the benefits of membership! Gina

Gina Hurst
Member & Volunteer Services Manager

700 Monroe Street, Suite 2
Huntsville, AL. 35801
(P) 256-519-2787
(F) 256-533-3811

Friday, November 11, 2011

Feature Your Artwork on Creative Arts blog

Art News from Ascribing Artist, Kathie Depew:

I just started a new blog site for the Creative Arts (Create! with Cotton Ridge Designs, LLC - http://CottonRidgeLLC.com) to promote artists!

Create! with Cotton Ridge Designs, LLC is a free forum for creative artists to share their work, experiences and techniques. Would you like to inspire fellow artists and crafters, while promoting your work? Consider submitting an article to this site about you, your work and field of interest. Some ideas for articles are below. In all articles, please include photos, your contact information, web site and upcoming events (shows, classes etc.) that you’d like to promote.

Please let me know if you are interested in submitting a brief article about your art or craft. crdpottery@bellsouth.net. This is a free opportunity!

Kathie Depew
Create! with Cotton Ridge Designs, LLC
Share Your Knowledge & Inspire Creativity - A Forum For The Creative Arts
Feature Your Work On This Site: http://cottonridgellc.com/

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Huntsville/Madison County, AL: December Gallery Tour 2011

Art News from Ascribing Artist, Michele Lee, 16 Main Gallery, Madison, AL

Here is the new Website, Facebook and Invitation for the Gallery Tour!



Thanks, Michele
Michele Lee, Director

16 Main Gallery
16 Main St. Madison, AL. 35758

Friday, November 4, 2011

Help-Portrait- Give back to the community

Calling Photographers, Makeup Artists, Hair Stylists, Volunteers- to help make someone picture perfect

Date: Saturday, December 10, 2011 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Venue: At Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment
Location: 2211 Seminole Drive , Huntsville, AL

Help-Portrait is an international event where a community of photographers and other volunteers across the world (43 different countries), come together to use their skills to give back to their local community. Help-Portrait is first and foremost a movement. It is a shift in thinking about photography; an opportunity to give photos, not just take them.

Who needs pictures? Anyone who wouldn’t normally have access to or be able to afford professional photography. For starters…

•single moms and their kids
•single dads and their kids
•sick children
•sick parents
•the elderly
•underprivileged families
•military families
•Tornado victims

click to view the Help-Portrait "Test Event" video

If you know of someone this would benefit or would like to volunteer your talent, please contact Candace Stough at candace@sojournhuntsville.org