Tuesday, March 8, 2011

100 years...International Women's day...Tea for everyone

As the many cultures of women around the world are fighting for the rights equal to men... free of harassment, torture and rape; I am sending out an affirmation for Peace. And while we are at it why not add Good health care, proper nutrition, clean water, a clean environment and safe housing to protect us all from the elements. Three generations of women can change the world... Pearls of Wisdom.... is a work I am creating and collecting mother of pearl buttons for right now. Change is coming.

I had a busy day in the studio with several visitors and my young student Kylie continuing her exploration into the fun of glitter and her princesses. Chris Lang came in and met with Pat Warthen for a very special event in her and David's life ...this summer. Kathy Anderson and Tony Reynolds came in with their first installment of their works for the opening on Friday at 6 pm in the Art Works Gallery along with visiting glass artist Sarah Vaughn. i am so excited for these young artist...their energy and passion for their Arts. It should be a wonderful evening celebrating the works of our artists and the art community here in Newark. Come on down for a family friendly opening and wonderful pieces to delight your senses.

I have been getting a lot of questions about the new Urban Art Gallery on the corner opposite the mayor's office managed by Dalale Hall...the location of the previous John Edwards Flowers shop. Dalale is venturing into a new territory or style of the arts in our community...Urban Arts will host new artists and their events and have classes but you will have to call her on the cell phone for future information. I do not know her hours or schedule so give her a call and be sure to check her out.

I have been selecting my newest beads for the third Australian quilt in my series and need to continue on but today I found some golden pearl beads images and shapes to create the texture I am working for. Hopefully you all had a wonderful tea for Tuesdays... we had sunshine and a breath of warmer air... tonight the rains are due to move back in the area and tomorrow will be different for all of us. Imagine and Live in peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

"Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby." Langston Hughes 1902 - 1967

p.s. Happy Birthday Pat! You are the Best!!!


  1. I had my cup of tea today in memory of my beloved parents Jim and Rose Marie Wheatley. I miss you both every day and i hear my mother whispering me encouragement each and every day as I work in my studio. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  2. I wish I lived around the corner too, we would play all day...xox Corrine

  3. I'm looking forward to seeing your Pearl of Wisdom.

  4. Wish I lived down the lane...would come and play!

  5. Lovely tea cup. So much creativity in your life, yours and others who touch your life. Wonderful! I love the quote about the rain. will add it to my collection.

  6. Looks like a lot of wonderful community spirit and loved your words in honor of "International Women's Day". Wonderful inspiration and insight!