Monday, June 6, 2011

Every Inchie Monday....home and merriment...

Finally I am beginning to catch up on...laundry...little commissions... jewelry for the Midland Auction this Friday to raise funds for the Yellow bus Series where every child has the opportunity to experience live theater and enjoy the "green velvet seats". My dear friends from Marilyn Stocker's water media classes delivered their works for the next exhibition for the Central Gallery. "Potpourri" will open on Friday with Kojo's photographic exhibition at the Art Works Gallery on the same night from 6 to 8 pm.. The diversity of this exhibition is delightful for all viewers and this should make a delightful opening to enjoy in a family friendly event... free for all who attend.

I am working on a commission for special hand made cards for a client and to be is a very freeing exercise to get the creative juices flowing after the busy weekend. I finished the home Inchie and found the merriment in the dancing dairies that remind me of my grand daughter Morgan Elizabeth...she just makes me smile when I remember her dancing last Friday's concert in the courtyard. I hope you enjoy the playful way I have developed my own style with beading and silver embellishments and I look forward to displaying them at the end of the year onto a wall hanging quilt for my studio.

The heat has continued and I fear we may have some more horrendous storms that hit the Columbus Arts Festival on Saturday. Around four in the afternoon a fierce storm with torrential rains and 60 mph winds destroyed 34 artists tents and one artists lost over $30.000 in their art glass. I have never been able to participation these summer works just do not show well in this environment... and the weather is always a gamble that I am not able to take. My heart goes out to these artists and their losses and hopefully they will be able to do better with a fore warning in the weather department so that there is a little time to pack up what they want to protect against the elements.

Well I need to get back to work now. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart


  1. thank you so much for your very kind and supportive visit to recuerda mi corazon!

    i see we share a deep love for oaxaca and her people.

    i hope you will help support our efforts to help her children by spreading the word regarding the auction.

    i am offering a beautiful hand made silver sacred heart form san miguel de allende choosen from the comments section here

    for helping spread the word!

    thanks so much.


  2. I am particularly loving your inchies today!!! Those are fantastic!

  3. Your inchies are super cute. Love the merry fairies!
    And as always your photo packed posts are fun to see.

  4. I love the inchies!!!!Also love all the pictures of the beautiful art.....I don't know how you have time to do everything you do!

  5. Hi Mary Helen!

    Your inchies never cease to amaze me!

    I think sharing splotchmonsters with your students sounds like a wonderful idea! (Since the original idea is not mine, it would probably be a good idea to check with Steve first)

    If you end up doing it I would love, love, love to see your students creations :)


  6. I did ask Steve but I am waiting to here his answer...another pre-school teacher told me about her version...a folded sheet of paper with ink pressed between the halves. I am working on dragonflies tomorrow and Father's Day cards but hopefully the next Wednesday night we will have some photos to share. Peace, Mary Helen