Tuesday, December 1, 2009


It's December 1st and you know that means, I am a day late and a dollar short for cyber monday shoppers... but Scribbles Studios has a new look! All compliments of Steed Kettles, my husband. He built it from scratch...
There are a few glitches and we are still adding paintings so if you want to know a price on a painting or prints, on one that has been activated.
So throw three hip hip horrays for Steed!
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, November 1, 2009



Well it's NOV 1 and I hope everyone remembered to Fall Back...

Well there are some interesting things going on as of late- the Off the Wall show was good-Jesse Hamrick is coming up on NOv 13th at the Defoor Centre at 7:30PM. So come on out!

Where the passionate are fed. Where the spiritually starving are nourished. “Artists,” she said, “are simply people who are passionate enough to imagine things that do not yet exist.” Seona Reid, Principal of Glasgow School of Art, graduation address spring 2004

That's my quote for the day...

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Sunday, September 13, 2009

OFF THE WALL: EASY AS 1-2-3Third Time is Gonna Be the Charm!Atlanta, GA- For the third year, the DeFoor Centre is going to host the OFF THE WALL show, this time it’s going to be three rooms, three prices and all mediums are welcomed! Starting Friday, Oct 23rd with an opening reception at 7:30PM-So what’s the scoop?This year all the main three galleries will be open for artists to show their work off for three different prices. The Rhombus Room, the smallest, will be open for artists to sell a piece for $100, The Bar, Café and the Lobby area will be open for $200, and The Forum, the big daddy, will be open for larger pieces and sell for $300!
Don't forget there is a gallery commission: 40/60 ....
This will widen your chances of selling your work. And guess what else? You can choose what room you want or you can use all three or just one.The idea came to art director, Jill Kettles, while driving to the grocery store day after the 200 show, “I was thinking what could I do to make it better, easier, and bigger!? It needs to be better for the artists, easier for the buyers, and bigger so that the public will want to come.” Again, there is no entry fee or application fee. The work will need to be in by that Friday Oct 23rd AM. I will again, ask folks to make display cards, bring their stands, and have it ready to come- OFF THE WALL!So, watch for all the sites-myspace.com, meetup.com, linkedin.com, defoorcentre.com, meetups.com and scribblesstudios.com, my blog and now facebook.com/jill.kettles, for bulletins and more announcements!If you were apart of it this, the last two times, I really urge you to be apart again. Pass it around to your fellow artists. If you are new to this, don’t be scared, this is so easy and fun… it’s as easy, as well, 1-2-3!The Defoor Gallery is located on Defoor Avenue just off Howell Mill Rd. in the newly refurbished neighborhood. A lot of interior decorators work in the area and there are a lot fabric, furniture and lighting vendors that are located nearby as well. The Defoor Centre is located at: 1710 Defoor Ave. NW Atlanta, GA 30318For more info on the centre itself: www.defoorcentre.com

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Third Time is Gonna Be the Charm!

Atlanta, GA- For the third year, the DeFoor Centre is going to host the OFF THE WALL show, this time it’s going to be three rooms, three prices and all mediums are welcomed! Starting Friday, Oct 23rd with an opening reception at 7:30PM-So what’s the scoop?

This year all the main three galleries will be open for artists to show their work off for three different prices. The Rhombus Room, the smallest, will be open for artists to sell a piece for $100, The Bar, Café and the Lobby area will be open for $200, and The Forum, the big daddy, will be open for larger pieces and sell for $300! This will widen your chances of selling your work. And guess what else? You can choose what room you want or you can use all three or just one.

The idea came to art director, Jill Kettles, while driving to the grocery store day after the 200 show, “I was thinking what could I do to make it better, easier, and bigger!? It needs to be better for the artists, easier for the buyers, and bigger so that the public will want to come.” Again, there is no entry fee or application fee. The work will need to be in by that Friday Oct 23rd AM. I will again, ask folks to make display cards, bring their stands, and have it ready to come- OFF THE WALL!

So, watch for all the sites-myspace.com, meetup.com, linkedin.com, defoorcentre.com, meetups.com and scribblesstudios.com, my blog and now facebook.com/jill.kettles, for bulletins and more announcements!

If you were apart of it this, the last two times, I really urge you to be apart again. Pass it around to your fellow artists. If you are new to this, don’t be scared, this is so easy and fun… it’s as easy, as well, 1-2-3!

The Defoor Gallery is located on Defoor Avenue just off Howell Mill Rd. in the newly refurbished neighborhood. A lot of interior decorators work in the area and there are a lot fabric, furniture and lighting vendors that are located nearby as well. The Defoor Centre is located at: 1710 Defoor Ave. NW Atlanta, GA 30318

For more info on the centre itself: www.defoorcentre.com

Saturday, September 5, 2009

OFF THE WALL: 1-2-3 OCT 23rd!

You can be apart of one or two or three... rooms of possible bailout money-so get your stuff to gether and I will be posting when I will be there, to collect as well as times to bring it in.. AND I will be posting a one night stand only contract... nothing crazy..
So, no linkys to day but maybe tomorrow.

Friday, August 7, 2009


WOW am I late on this or what...


Facebook: (yeah I sunk in) www.facebook.com/jill.kettles - or just follow my widget here on the front page: screaming kid and all! (LOVE THAT KID)

http://www.bluefroggallery.com/ - Sharron Ragan is now set up at the DeFoor Centre and teaching classes... she will be having a all girl business networking thing on Thursday 8/13 ... gogogogogogogogo!

www.beehivehairco.com - ok Katy Graves is learning from her wondeful boss, how to cut hair and dye. We hadn't seen each other in YEARS! But we had such fun talking and she did an AWESOME job cutting that I recommend her for that and dye jobs. It's located in Decatur on La Vista Rd. Next time we need to go out before we do the hair...

That's all I got... for linkys

ok: I think I am not burnt out anymore-or at least getting out of it. So, we got new cars this week, STAY THE HELL away from me. HA! (oh the story from the Grady Curve is that I survived... for once I STOPPED TRAFFIC!) Just trying to see if was my car or my looks...anyways!

Check out my columns on http://www.handmadenews.org/ Ferdinand is the sar of the show there... what a hoot!!

AUGUST 20th at 7:30PM at the DeFoor Centre - THE XY SHOW this will be great - filled with awesome photos, sculptures and paintings from local Atlanta Male artists. This will be great! See you then!


OFF THE WALL: 1-2-3 is on OCT 23rd this year... bring a piece or two to sell it for one night, at 100 or 200 or 300 bucks! Crafters, photogs, painters... bring it on!

Song for the Week: hmmm, CRAZY TRAIN - no, but it feels like one! I dunno man, it's not coming to me. Ok: Sharleen Spiteri (I KNOW YAAWWNN!!!) - I Wonder - from her solo Melody CD. It's so old Memphis soul.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


This the story of The Escape From Panty Drawer Island. This is for entertainment purposes and also for those who have ever been in that mission or hunt for something and gave up and then they appeared. Sometimes I feel that God is playing with me, by taking things out and hiding them, then once I have walked away from it, places that item back to reassure me to have faith.
So hence this story.

I went home to VA for Christmas 2 years ago, surprised my folks cause we had told them we weren’t coming-lack of funds and Steed had to work during the whole break. So I snuck up there early in the morning and 9AM my folks were surprised to see me on the day after Christmas.

The next day or so we had fun, catching up, running along with them on errands and having a “late Christmas” with my brother’s family like have done for years. So, my older brother gave me a VISA gift card for $100. So, my mom and I went shopping at Tyson’s Corner and went to Nordstrom first. I used to work there, so all of my customer service standards are held there. If you give me lip service I tell you this, “well at Nordstrom this would never happen.” So we went to the shoe dept, the clothing dept and well the lingerie dept. I love pretty –let’s use the word unmentionables… as my grandfather would’ve said. But I am a cheapskate so, I don’t spend much on them. I find things at all the lower end retail stores so to spend $40 bucks on 2 panties is a BIG deal. So I picked out two, one from Betsey Johnsen and one from Honeydew. Ok. There you go, that’s the purchase.

Now I love these unmentionables and I have to plan to wear them cause if I wear them to the gym, I look stupid with ruffles and yoga pants right? (Hear the gym chatter: “OMG she’s either got some major cellulite or she’s wearing a diaper!”) So, a lot of times I will wear them on the days I don’t go to the gym. I have to really just wear them with Jeans…. But I love them anyways. I started to wash them very carefully…then gave in put them in a lingerie bag-so they aren’t ruined.

Well, about March of this year, I went to look for them, in my Panty Drawer where it all pops out all over the place when you open it cause there are many pairs that you have to stuff it all back in, hold it down with one hand and push it closed with the other. So, I combed through it, I dumped it on the bed, I looked below in the drawers underneath, I looked in the back of the drawer. Nothing, nowhere to be seen. UGH!

I went to the closet and COMBED through the dirty clothes, I dumped it out on the floor. I went through each bag that was in there. Nothing. I went through my shoe boxes. Nothing. Ok onto the bathroom – nothing. I went down stairs to the washer and dryer I pulled out the wet clothes, the dry clothes , the iron pile and the dirty ones there in line to get clean. NOTHING.

All this is happening, and I have to get to work. So I have checked my art studio, I have checked my gym bag, even combed through Steed’s car and drawers THINKING it got hidden. Black ruffled unmentionables do blend in with other black clothes. SO I am racking my brain on the way to work.

I think ok, when was the last time I wore them, usually oddly enough I could you tell this, but this time I couldn’t. So, I knew if I asked Steed, he would ask me, “how could you lose something that was on you?” The look of suspicion, the raised eyebrow and the silent treatment would follow. So, I couldn’t say anything to him. I didn’t want a divorce, based on the fact I couldn’t find my black ruffled unmentionables that were supposed to be ON ME, and now I couldn’t find them.

Back home, after work, act cool Jill act cool. I slide in my searches, over the next week or so, as if I am cleaning out and reorganizing. I go through the sheets to make sure NOTHING got caught in the pockets of the sheets, I go through my father in law’s sheets as I wash them to make they weren’t there. This goes on for another week. Rinse and repeat. Steed in the meantime is unemployed, trying to figure it out and it’s hard-the appeals go wrong, our cars break down, I have art gallery stress through the ceiling, etc… stress is hitting the fan and all I am worried about is a pair of panties.

SO finally I think I will check with the gym. I got up to the front desk, WHISPER my lost item. I am thinking I lost them while changing and someone picked them up and is wearing them today or they were put in the lost and found pile… You know, Betsy Johnsen is pricy so… gotta think that way. So, I tell the girls, and they giggle. (Great now I am known, as “she’s the one who can’t find her panties!”) They try to help me. No results. So as I walk out I stop a girl, who works there, to ask. She says if you don’t know when you lost them they were thrown out. UGH! Ok so a few more days go by and it’s April something. I have to tell Steed that I can’t find my panties.

It’s a Weds night, my wonderful maid had been by to clean and I LOVE COMING home to a clean house….it’s great. SO as you can imagine, I am tired, of a lot of things by now. Everything from this dang hunt, to money, to the weather to everything. But I haven’t been able to think straight about those things cause of the stupid ruffled black unmentionables that cost me 20.00! BUT the main thing is I hate to lose things. I can count one hand things I have lost. I thought well, it’s time to start on the hand.

So, I get upstairs to change out of my work clothes, I look down on top of a huge pile of magazines, papers, files and such. And guess what’s there: MY RUFFLED BLACK BETSEY JOHNSEN PANTIES THAT COST ME $25! TAAAAAAAAA DDAAAAAAAAAH!

OH I was happy, relieved, elated… and I turned to Steed, and said, I have been trying to find these for months! He looked at me, with the raised eyebrow and asked “how could you lose something that was supposed to on you?” I giggled and told him the WHOLE story- everything even down to the fact I had to look in his drawers. He just rolled his eyes and said, “well now you have found them. And let’s eat dinner.”

So the whole reason for the tale of Escape from Panty Drawer Island, was for me to have something so stupid to worry about while other things that would’ve giving me a heartattack and so I wouldn’t worry so things would work out the way they need to do. And in fact they have… we’ve have had some rough patches but things have always been ok.

I know those panties for a fact weren’t there when I left. And the maid would’ve put them on the dresser not on the floor on a pile of mags and files. So you tell me, is it God, fate or dumb luck?

I think it’s a little of all three-hope you had a laugh.

Sunday, July 19, 2009


WOW it's been a while since I have blogged. UGH. Sorry... So... here's my rant for the week...

Okay I am going to be completely honest and say I am totally burned out – I get this way at this time of year and I just usually shut down till about Thanksgiving . Then I am in craft overdrive till about one hour till Christmas has started.

We all have been there, tired of trying, exhausted of creating, burnt out on everyone and everything. All we want to do is go back to bed, pour a drink (a really strong one!) or cut a HUGE piece of cheesecake. At times we feel cheated because we are pulled in so many ways, we don’t have time for ourselves in fact we find ourselves snapping and snorting at our friends and family.
As of late, you can count how many people of the world have died, the summer air is different this year, the Braves aren’t doing well, and we are all on edge. Something is happening, it’s really almost nerve racking. I have found myself having more arguments with people that I love than ever. Yelling at the phone, actually now, I dismantle it so I can sleep in on Saturdays. I wish I knew the Italian mob, I would send them to all the 1-800#s, that I have been calling me and “say hello to my little friend!”

So you know what!? Don the Dunce hat and give yourself a timeout!

Go walk about the neighborhood – don’t forget your drink- it will give you the image of I am social, I really am… (Just kidding about that, but seriously sits outside).

If you have a front porch big enough to sit on, set up camp and “look” busy but wave and smile at the dog walkers, speed walkers and kid walkers. It will get you interacting with people-“what do you do?” “Well, I paint (or whatever you do), give them your business card or invite them into your garage studio. (“Don’t mind the mess!”)

Have a backyard grill off: A couple of weekends ago about four of us, all were grilling… I pointed at my neighbor across our yards and said, “My grill is better than your grill!” He said, “You’re on!” Then we went back to our worlds and made sure we weren’t burning our houses down. Then last night, I stunk it all up with fish. That’s okay I had a cheap margarita in hand, I had no worries at that second.

It’s been a hard few months in our land, here, but I feel that things are gonna be okay. I get frustrated with our checkbook, get angry with the struggle to create and then I just give up. My creative juices are dried up, my eyes are sore from crying, my ears are ringing at night. Don’t even ask me about painting… right now, I have no qualms in poking folks in the eye with a paintbrush. But I am gonna say that even though this past week can be labeled the week from hell, it was the weekend in purgatory.

I went to see an old friend, who now cuts hair, she is learning, did a wonderful job in calming my nerves and the hubby came home from a long day, and I worked on some small projects at home. Felt like I HAD TO PAINT but it would’ve been forced. Not good. So putting about the house, doing minimal things will lead up to the big project or a breakthrough of sorts in getting over our crazed minds. It’s a good thing, as Martha Stewart says.

But last night, we lay in bed, trying to watch TV and our signal was so bad, that I called twice to the cable company. So we turned it off, and tuned into the internet radio-went to KGSR in Austin, TX and clicked on “Listen Now” they were airing E-Town. E-Town is something I know of cause of my day job as a music publicist but its set on a stage and broadcasted all over. They had Loretta Lynn on there, and she is a hoot… She has everything you know under the sun but you know she doesn’t need it. She can live off of the bare necessities of life, friends and family.

So we felt like modern radio days of the 1930’s only if we could have the price of living back then now. It was relaxing and took your eyes off the ball for a while. I thought why haven’t done this before? So we hope to get that in rotation a couple of times of week.

Take your eye off the ball for a while, only if you aren’t a baseball player then just ask to sit out a game.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

For those who can't read the myspace blog...

When you were growing up there was one thing you wanted - A big birthday party with lots of your friends there, right? As you grew up you, maybe started to plan a wedding, you wanted everyone to come - eh? And as you are growing up, you go to a funeral, one that is widely attended, and you think to yourself, "when I die I hope I have a lot of people come to my funeral." This is what I thought and still think as I grow older. Will anyone come to my funeral? Will I be remembered for something?
Steed's cousin died suddenly a few years back and the entire town of Ringgold showed up, the wake was 5 hours long. Everyone came out to see his family, his friends, and to say good bye to someone who died tragically. When my grandfather died, all of my grandmothers' friends, drove real slow in their big cars to the funeral to support their friend's loss even though he had been very sick for a long time.

When you hear on the news, that no one came to the funeral for someone, it's sad we think. And then we see something as grandiose as the Jackson Memorial we are grossed out but the enormous turnout. Or are we?

Remember folks, who still can, when Elvis died, when Kurt Cobain or John Lennon died, even Princess Diana died all at some level in their careers, gone with minutes and then had a termendous reception of fans and media to give their support. Today's media is larger - biggger-more available then ever before. So, think if this was back in the 1970's it wouldn't been "so big". From a media stand point. Remember John Jr, back at JFK's funeral saluting his father?

Remember the streets lined in Memphis for Elvis, Remember the turn out at the Dakota building for John Lennon. Think this: When Michael Jackson died where were you? I unfortunately was standing in front Coke products. (Maybe I should have been down a few feet at the Pepsi bottles) I was in the car on Howell Mill Rd when I heard about Kurt Cobain. Where you were when 911 happened? Me, I was on I-75 across from Dave and Busters (a game/entertainment center-maybe a sign that this wasn't a fun and game moment.)

I am hearing a lot of men of the cloth (pastors/minsters) complaining that this was "mass confusion + secular messianism." Well, that's funny coming from a mega-church minister. Mass confusion on what? Someone that reached out millions, probably more than these ministers will ever know? Secular Messianism-HUH?

HUH? Oy vey folks! This is where I get angry-ask my mom she'll tell you.

If you didn't like his music, never bought his music, like me, although I "like" it and grew up with it, I never was a huge fan of his. BUT I respected his talents, applauded his motivation and I appreciated it. Just like Led Zepplin, never liked them, but in the honest words of Al Kooper, "I got them."

SO that aside, hear me out. So back to the men of the cloth remarks. Ok Jesus tells us to love, honor and have faith with God to be a better person. All religions come from that kind of center. I don't care what you are... even atheisism has its center of widsom let's call it. It's just some folks got bored and branched out and now we have a huge collection of religions.

When I hear these men of the cloth remarks, I hear envy, jealousy, greed, lust-see where I am going with this? Seven Dealy Sins! These men should be acknowledging the fact that MJ (as well all other musicians, actors, dancers) was trying get people to escape on a journey that would let them forget their troubles. Move people, make them sing a long, cry, laugh, and think. That's all.

Ever heard of "we are gonna rock your world?"

And what are these mega-churches doing, I don't know-but I have to been to one, and to me it's way too much focus on "HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN GET IN HERE?" And to me, that's mass confusion + secular messianism!

Think about how this one man reached out to folks all over the world, more so than, anyone on this earth in our current lifetime. He shared his talents with the world from age 5, he changed alot with the entertainment business as well as creative process. He was misunderstood, alot. But wasn't Elvis, John Lennon, Kurt Cobain? Even Marilyn Monroe and Martin Luther King for that matter. Yeah it takes a certain ego to get up on a stage and move people with simple songs with simple words, but it takes a man to share the emotion of love to all.

I honestly believe MJ was definitely misunderstood and we as a society put alot of pressure on him to be who he was. We don't know the whole story, we never will, but we do know is that he brought a certain, love -joy-happiness-to all of us. No matter if you are a fan or not.

Go read the words to Jackson's song, Man in the Mirror. That's his song like Dylan's Blowin the Wind or John Lennon's Imagine or Joe South's Walk a Mile in My Shoes or Johnny Cash's Man in Black (the song where he talks about why he wore the color), listen to Billy Joe Shaver's Live Forever - read the words go find another song that you can move and build upon it.

So back to the funeral attendence, does it matter? Not really in the grand scheme of things but some times it makes you want to reach out and love someone even better knowing that it will make a difference in your world and theirs! So you will be remembered whether they show up at your funeral or not-as one that loved you no matter what.

Thursday, July 2, 2009


I know I know I know, I am late...

Ok this week has been a whirlwind and I haven't decided if it's been good or bad - so we are going with Good. Just for luck.

I have been asking myself as of late, what I am doing - why am I not selling-not just canvas but PRINT. And I came to realize my site http://www.scribblesstudios.com/ sucks. So, I am in the midst of putting something new together and figuring it out... don't know when it will officially get done but I'm working on it. I will be working on my Artfire.com store and Etsy.com store to make them look better maybe I will sell?

I dunno.. .it's hard to take-I spend all my life creating and creating... and nothing? I am NOT looking for a pity party I merely looking for a solution. Any ideas? hmmmm --------------

So, I understand NOT everyone is looking for paintings...

Enough cripeing...


bruceholwerda.com love love love his work. His work reminds of French clowns gone AWOL... or the movie - The Triplettes of Belleville...OH I LOVE THAT FILM! OH I hope he will answer me... I want his work at the Defoor Centre! NOWWWWWWWWWW - wait no... not really about next year...

http://blogs.abcnews.com/amplified/2009/06/good-gimmick-the-88-record-a-song-on-iphone.html ok this is really cool... this band in LA records songs on iPhone... talk about reaching out and touching someone. For 9.99 I wonder if it's worth it... anyone -how many crashes???

www.artfire.com - this is a good place to shop for any kind of handmade object...

GALLERY NEWS: The Girly Whirly Twirly is still up... Martha, Drew, Sharron and Christine all up and ready to be looked at and perhaps buy???

THE XY SHOW is coming up... so Aug 20 7:30PM so...

Song of the day: New Black Crowes song... don't know what to think of it... www.blackcrowes.com and download it...

Monday, June 22, 2009


Hey I know it's late, but see hubby drove all the way from Chicago to see me and he's driving back... I know I know... I will be able to explain later... anyways, trying to get everything done with out doing anything...

Before I start my usual links and such. I am not sure here, hmm, went to a couple of art openings these past few days. I don't want to complain BUT I am just gonna say. If you are a gallery, and you're in the deep south, keep your doors closed! I basically collapsed of heat exhaustion. I am not kidding! (ask my buddy in WI who I was chatting with on Twitter)

Then do away the name tag stickers for artists to wear too. Being an artist, you are supposed to mysterious, daring and unknowing. Name tag stickers are for conventions or speed dating events.

AND be a little more generous with water especially if it's 95 degrees outside and 101 inside the gallery. I really hate to whine but I feel that this really was a health issue for not just tiny little me but for everyone in that hot room. If the place was having AC problems, tell folks and apologize for the inconvience.

So anyways, I am always trying to find the good in people and situations, but I feel that I had to voice my feelings here.

ok back to the drawing board:

Fave Links:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Atlanta-GA/ARTlanta/114153206549 this is a great link to their facebook page for all things art in the ATL. I have found a lot of events, and I am able to post mine up there from the Defoor Centre. So try it and see if you can find something to do. You might get dizzy and just stay home.

http://www.johntindel.com/ is a local artist that has some work at the Defoor Centre-he has a great painting in the Lobby - of a man with a green shirt on... I LOVE IT... maybe he will loan it to me... Hmmm??? Watch for a show from him at the DC soon...

now-as for Gallery news-we are still hosting the Girly show. In August it will be the XY show.
Curtis Ames, Todd Vinson, Don Dougan, Andre Lockley and Henry Lee Battle. I hop you all can make it... more info coming.

So new tunes new tunes...hmmmm...
www.myspace.com/thewarrenbrothers have written some great songs over the years plus they are very funny!

Monday, June 15, 2009


Come out and mingle amongst art-jazz and high heels!

This outta be good- huh?

So the Girly show had a good turnout. I hope you can get your tails down there, to see the wonderful work!

Fave links:

http://nextmusiconline.com/ Chris Bro has a cool online radio show. It's traditional, in a sense of playing what he wants, and then cutting edge to the point, that some of the music isn't the norm. Check it out~

http://twitter.com/Molly_golightly - just as cute as Holly Golightly - she is a dying breed of semtresses that just want to create simply. She is on esty.com follow the twitter link and see what she does.

http://www.cindydavisart.com/ Cindy is a super woman. She is a wonderful artist you oughta see her paintings. She is a avid voice for going green without turning red. She believes in the word artist!

Gallery News:

Just come out to the Girly Whirly Twirly Show! Martha's work along with Drew, Christine and Sharron's looks great!

IN AUGUST: THE XY SHOW: All guys Curtis Ames-Todd Vinson-Don Dougan-Andre Lockley and Henry Lee Battle
Song of the Day: I am gonna reach back to an old fave of mine:
What a great song for the summer!


Sunday, June 7, 2009


The Weekly Skirt Report:

Ok this is the final few days til the Girly Whirly Twirly Show: June 11 at 7:30PM so come out and have a drink and gaze at the wonderful work that this four women have done. Oh if you have some moo-la bring it too. You may want to have an orginial... e-yup!
That's that... Next up will be the XY Show so stay tuned for that one too.
Hmm song of the day: Ooooh I have one: my buddy Dan is back from honeymoon: So here you go guy: http://www.amazon.com/gp/recsradio/radio/B0002IQIXI/ref=pd_krex_dp_001_010?ie=UTF8&track=010&disc=001

Monday, June 1, 2009


YAY it's June! We are almost there for the Girly Whirly Twirly Show... June 11 at 7:30PM at the Defoor Centre www.defoorcentre.com
I really want to see a big turn out. K?
http://www.artfire.com/users/curiousrobin Nissa Nicole is a wonderful artist that lives in CA. Her unique pieces are made from images found in magazines-pictures-even sheet music then sealed with glass, polymer and sterling silver to create one of a kind! She's also a great photographer who conveys mood with her eye on the sky. Go visit and get hooked. Also tweet with her...

http://maggiesangels.com/- maggie lives on a farm-or at least it looks like it. She creates whimiscal, thoughtful images of dogs, cats and horses. She lives with them so she has developed a six sense with them. So check her out...

http://www.handmadenews.org/- this is my new writing spot. Yes... another one. I know... well I will talking about press releases, bios/artist statements, gallery relations etc. Check me out... in the marketing section.

Song of the day: Oooh, I know- oh wait... I lost it. oooh got it back:
www.cyndilauper.com- go listen to Girls Just Wanna Have Fun... why else?

Monday, May 25, 2009


Just a couple of weeks from now:


This will be the start of summer I know most say today is, but I give you permission to delay. Maybe you need a few more minutes: extra time to get in the mood.
Four Atlanta Women and their Work Only
Start Summer with a Splash – June 11 2009 at 7:30PM

The DeFoor Centre is pleased as punch to present The Girly Whirly Twirly Show – all women, girls and chicks – works from Martha Elisa Bojorquez, Sharron Ragan, Drew Dumaine, and Christine Hibbert. The show will begin June 11 2008 at 7:30PM to 9:30PM to meet the four artists and see their work. The bar and café will be open for serving drinks and appetizers. Their work will be up til August 15 for the rest of summer.

The show title came from art director Jill Kettles, and her cat, Isabella’s nick name, Girly Whirly Twirly. “She is a pretty cat and she has that aura around her that makes you call her, Girly Whirly Twirly,” Jill giggles over the long frilly name. This and an all male artist shows are the bookends of the DeFoor Centre Summer. All the women involved are strong, feminine and fun. All mediums will be there-painting, photography and sculpture – for this is a chance to display that all formats are appealing to women in the arts. “I wanted to state that women can do anything in the arts and not be shoved into a corner.”

The Forum- a native of Mexico, Martha Elisa moved here with her husband and brought along her amazing colors and shapes to create impressions that stay in your mind. When meeting her at her house and studio, the paintings, the drawings and the encaustics are all just overwhelming to the viewer. She has been in shows around the world, and has won various awards over the years. Her technique of using her emotions and use of color bring the images to another level. She is a true colorist in the tradition of art.

The Rhombus Room – Sharron Ragan, another local Atlanta artist who is also is a colorist completely takes on the theme of being a woman and applies it to the canvas. She has brought it on, these are especially made, for this show and she is dressed to impress. Her ability to work with the abstract and the obvious blending them and then sometimes separating them is remarkable.

The Gatsby Room – Christine Hibbert who resides in Savannah, is a painter that loves to explore the past by scouring thrift shops to get inspired. She likes to layer the images with book texts, maps and pictures with slivers showing to expose the paintings past. She explores culture focusing on marriage, religion and sexuality. These abstracts images depict the struggles, the journey and humanistic views using organic forms. “I push the viewer to look closer at my work while addressing issues of human connection through the hidden use and layering of these specific texts”, she concludes.

In the Bar and Café-Drew Dumaine- a New Orleans photographer with an eye for the unusual. “I found her on Etsy.com and I immediately was drawn to her window images of shops along New Orleans’ streets.” Her works will include the non obvious of the city and definite gems that go unnoticed. A graduate of LSU, she is currently living and working in Baton Rouge.

So break out the party dress and shoes to come out for this fun show!

The Defoor Gallery is located on Defoor Avenue just off Howell Mill Rd. in the newly refurbished neighborhood. A lot of interior decorators work in the area and there are a lot fabric, furniture and lighting vendors that are located nearby as well. The Defoor Centre is located at 1710 Defoor Ave.

For information on the centre: www.defoorcentre.com
THAT's the scoop:
I have no favorite links right now, nor song...ssooorrrrryy-EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Hey it's May 17 and do you know where your art is. Awwww, let's see, on the wall? Maybe. In the gallery - huh?

Well, this week has been BUSY! I thought while hubby was gone, it would be a good time to paint no way jose man... next time I guess: I re met an old art buddy, meet some new ones, ATE A FABULOUS dinner at Durands. IT was YUMMY!

The Extreme Threads show went really well. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise that art isn't selling, three pieces sold - VERY COOL!

So favorite links:

http://vermillionart.blogspot.com/ Hellenne is a wonderful fiber artist, she has attention to detail and designs are very unique. Check out her process and you will be amazed the work that goes into it.

www.monaleisa.com - leisa is the last of the installation artists. She will be having a great one in June at the http://www.callanwolde.org/Virtual%20Tour/The-Grounds.html June 5...

http://blogs.abcnews.com/amplified/ Dan Harris is the John Cusack of Hi Fidelity movie. Cool, passionate about music, and wants to share! He's the guy that always has a new mix tape for you to listen to. Give it a whirl. (Just don't twirl him around, he gets dizzy easily)

JUNE 11 THE GIRLY WHIRLY TWIRLY SHOW: don't forget - this is gonna be a great night. Gotta spend some on it this week... 7:30PM

Music of the Day: ugh... I have been still listening to Sharleen Spiteri, I know I suck...(oh Isabella is snoring!)

Thursday, May 7, 2009


I am trying to sound more upbeat.
MAY 15th at the Defoor Centre - EXTREME THREADS come out to this really unique showing of textiles and fibers!
MAY 29th at the Defoor Centre-Arzell Thompson will be having a closing party for his show come out he will have prints and such made up for small purchases!
June 11th at the Defoor Centre-THE GIRLY WHIRLY TWIRLY SHOW so come out and support the local arts!

Talk soon!
myspace.com/mikefarris is my inspirational music right now...

Sunday, May 3, 2009


Please read!
I am trying to gather a prayer vigil for my husband, Steed Kettles on Tuesday May 5 at 1PM Eastern Time. He will be defending himself in hopes to appeal and overturn the ruling on his unemployment rights. If you are within ear shot of us you know what is going on.
Steed got fired from his long standing job because he told the truth about an incident on the stand during a lawsuit case early this year. This provoked his firing and an onslaught of lies being told by the company to avoid paying any monies. This is illegal, this is wrong, ethically and morally – wrongful termination. Now without going into further details, this company has a track record a mile long, for this kind of behavior so since the company lost the mentioned case, we are hoping that this will shine through to the Dept of Labor here in GA to get the attention of the right person to over rule it so Steed can have a piece of mind knowing he did the right thing that day.
Steed has been working since he was 12. This money is HIS! The disappointing economy has drained him emotionally, mentally and physically for looking for a job is really hard. The feeling of unworthiness and helplessness that he feels is unbearable. Men are wired to be the protectors, the providers and breadwinners in our families, communities and our country. It’s an emotional characteristic that gets broken when they lose jobs etc.
To bring him support, guidance and love, I would like to ask everyone we know and love as well those we haven’t met to say a prayer, send good thoughts and vibes even light a candle in his honor to provide him the most to get through this. This is extremely important, for the ripple effect causes everyone hurt and suffering all from someone’s greed, dishonesty and pride.
So please take this seriously and to heart that we all can get through this wretched times through our spirituality in whatever form it is or isn’t.
May 5 2009
1PM Eastern Time
Steed – regarding his appeal for unemployment rights.

Sunday, April 26, 2009


The Girly Whirly Twirly Show
June 11 at 7:30PM
Favorite Links:
Makool Loves You was founded in 2007, it was developed as an online boutique for Makool, the clothing line. Here you will find small quantities of handmade items, from Makool, and their favorite designers from all over the world. We are located in misty, majestic, Portland, Oregon. If you would like to know more about Makool take a look in our blog.

http://www.jillsmithart.com/ is an English artist that is wonderful with color. Her abstracts are warm and positive. She likes to use the color to evoke mood. So check her out!

Authentic Contemporary Art (formally Authentic Art Consulting) was founded in 2005 and now serves as an alternative source for emerging and contemporary art. Based in the Metropolitan Washington, DC area, Authentic Contemporary Art (ACA) provides emerging contemporary artists a unique opportunity to show their work in alternative site exhibitions and through a juried online art gallery.

Gallery News:
Art Providing Hope
The Morris Brown College Fundraiser is this Saturday at 6:30PM and if you are in a generous, mood come out and support the college and celebrate Arzell Thompson's wonderful work! see defoorcentre.com for more info and tix
August 20 thru Oct 22
Oct 23 thru Nov 4
Song of the Day...Can't Hardly Wait Justin Earle-Steve's son. www.myspace.com/justintownesearle

Monday, April 20, 2009


ok spent this past weekend, with parents, hubby went to Nashville late last week, came back Sat. So it was a little crazed.
hmmm, let's see here.

Favorite Links:
http://artbynemo.blogspot.com/ this is Nemo and he's lives in TX and looking towards starting a new life with Denver with his wife Hannah. He's a wonderful drawer in the same vein as POP artists from the 60's. Crazy guy but you can twitter him and will find him funny!

http://www.guidelive.com/sharedcontent/dws/ent/columnists/mtarradell/stories/DN-secrethandshake_0420gd.ART.State.Edition1.4a91f5f.html is my buddy in the big D, Mario Tarradell. He's a great writer-used to only concentrate only cool stuff now he's gotta do the whole she-bang. BUT he's great and I can yell and hang up the phone and HE KNOWS it's me.
That's love folks. That's PR gal and writer love.

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6382003 this is another Etsy chick-a-doo and she's funny. Her hobbies include-cats, driving behind blue haired ladies in 70's oldsmobiles and CAMPING. Check out her site and her twitter. Just understand she's dealing with all that Florida can bring and like their radio stations, they are still playing old heavy metal.


Ok DeFoor Gallery news: (make type writer sounds)-May 2 is Art Providing Hope with Arzell Thompson and Morris Brown. See site for more info: www.defoorcentre.com

May 15 - EXTREME THREADS-SDA Chapter in ATLANTA will up all month along but this is their reception! No cover charge but drinks are avail at the bar.

JUNE 11 - THE GIRLY WHIRLY TWIRLY SHOW! is almost here. This will be a great way to start off the summer... sassy -frassy and fun!

So the song of the day is : currently listening to Sharleen Spiteri's Melody... Aww it's an import but yet with old American R-B charm pulling fom Memphis-Dusty-Detroit-Diana Ross-Bobby Gentry.
LOVE HER VOICE...listen and buy!


FUNNY VIDEO-you will really laugh!
She's the one who TOLD PARIS HILTON OFF -

Sunday, April 12, 2009


Happy Easter folks! Just got back from a family outing. Whew wee. I am watching HGTV-designing something but WAY COOL basement. I want my living room the same way - wait maybe not the same colors but the same idea.
I am so jealous.
Okay linky poos-

http://www.agallery.co.uk I heart this place! They have a great staff and give great advice to artists. So read their blogs and you will learn something! Thanks guys!

Liza Meyers-http://lizamyers.com she is a great gal with many talents. Her drawings and paintings depict the VT world around her but I LOVE HER SCULPTURE. I think it's got movement-form and character.

THEN this is the clincher-this artist contacted me after I followed her on Twitter-http://www.kimdean.com/ and we found out that we are related! Fourth Cousins. WOW!
Her work will remind you of Miro, Klee and Gorky but it's colorful and playful.

Went to Cherry Bomb, tried to meet my buddy Shannon but she's never there. I swear we have never met but her hubby and her staff can vouche for me. They have a lot on sale right now, so go get something there for you are supporting locals.

So anyways, the update on the gallery fundraiser- May 2 with Morris Brown College-May 2 it will be posted on myspace.com/0tw2008 so come out! If you can't make then come to the SDA show on May 15 at 7:30PM


So many choices: too many maybe! Nah!

Song of the Day: Ah man I can't think of one. So I will post Will Hoge: www.myspace.com/willhoge
he is so good... just really good music.

Sunday, April 5, 2009


Awwww April Showers (seriously rain needs to stop)!
I had all these links written down, then poof! Just like that, I can't find them. Yeah I suck I know. Well, let's see here:

I have been twittering as you can see
I have been working hard on the Defoor's shows-
I have been trying to make things go...

so I guess that all I can do is post the gallery news:

May 2 at 7:30PM - Art Providing Hope: A fundraiser for Crossroads Ministeries starring painter-Arzell Thompson: www.myspace.com/otw2008 for the info or www.defoorcentre.com

May 15 at 7:30PM - Extreme Threads: SDA of Atlanta- show opening reception.

June 11 at 7:30PM- The Girly Whirly Twirly Show - Martha-Sharron-Christine-Drew.... see myspace again for more info!

Song of the Day: I dunno...
I am not doing so well am I? I love Sharleen's voice so here's the video:

Sunday, March 29, 2009


SDA: Surface Design Assoc- Defoor Centre May 2-June 5- Art Reception on May 15th

Hey folks: we are scurring around to get stuff out and done.

Fave Links:
Ugh, I get them, and then I forget them. Oh I am so bad... so here go some I came about the other day:
http://www.agallery.co.uk/about.php this is really great space but they have some valuable advice. See their top ten.

longwinterfarm.etsy.com - she is a made from scractch soap maker-has some great creations: Vanilla Chai Latte and Hippie Stink-Peppermint Goat Milk you will smell good, feel good and do good.

http://verredesign.blogspot.com/ I am twittering with ms "edna' verredesign. And she's very talented and fun to read her blogs and look at her jewelry! Check her out.

Defoor Centre:

May 1 - 31 Arzell Thompson will be in the Forum with his AMAZING and thought provoking paintings. He's been all over and graduated from the "Norman Rockwell's Famous Artists School" in the 60's. He renders coloful protraits and scenes.

SDA -Surface Design Association: Extreme Threads - will be on display throughout the Defoor Centre with their great fiber arts-this is not your grandma's quilting. This is textiles on caffeine and Sewing on sugar! So come out on May 15 for a great reception to meet with these talents!

June 11 - DON"T FORGET- THE GIRLY WHIRLY TWIRLY SHOW is coming around the bend.

Favorite Song: www.myspace.com/elizabethcook It Takes Balls To Be A Woman - this is a great and sometimes we need to throw fists and over turn skillets!

Sunday, March 22, 2009


After reading the article in Creative Loafing, called “Going Going”by Scott Henry, I got the feeling he was in fear of the Atlanta arts community disappearing. I really beg to differ.

I understand that ticket sales are down, and galleries have been forced to re think their plans but it doesn’t mean a dry up of our beloved scene. Maybe this severe change will reframe (pardon the pun) our visions.

When I first got here, back in 1993 there wasn’t anything here, the High, Faye Gold, Sandler-Hudson, and Nexus Comptemporary Art Center which is now the just the Comtemporary. There was the High of course, Alliance Theater, and the Fox Theater.

One of the reasons why I picked Atlanta, was because of the funky, bohemian, quirky art scene. Cities like Richmond, Asheville, Charleston and Nashville hadn’t started to flourish as of yet and maybe hadn’t if Atlanta hadn’t shown them the way.

So after a few years out of the art scene and I came back a couple of years ago, I found out the character that Atlanta once had was gone. The small community had gotten almost too big and I couldn’t find anyone. It was almost as if everyone that I knew had left town. Slowly I found folks but there wasn’t any of the charm. Even the music scene had gone despondent. I am wondering if Atlanta had gotten too big too soon.

To me, the city had a lot handed to us, the Olympics, the growth, the suburbs and back to downtown again. All for what, “Number One Southern City in Growth?” Ugh. No.
For once we are faced with something… something so big it’s small.

So what does a city like Atlanta do? A bunch of us creative souls need to think outside the box now. Maybe get more involved in our neighborhoods, communities and churches to explore our artistic sides with our friends. Life is not what it used to be now, and money doesn’t have to go to a swanky gallery and drink the swanky wine to get a sale and be the IT artist. All it takes is a house or a social hall or an Elk’s Lodge to hang out and share our creativity. Maybe those old garden clubs were onto something. Try imitating the old Paris salons and have a gallery party at your house.

So I say, rubbish to the Creative Loafing article and I think we as the surviving artists whom are going to be the victims, need to raise our own bars to create a new scene and when the economy comes around, then we will be ready to expand.

Oh and how about some media coverage on the local arts scene than covering something NYC or DC. WHO CARES! They have their own writers covering them.

Sunday, March 15, 2009


I am going strong huh... Well, this week was crazy but we are almost at the end. This week is the RITES OF SPRING on Thursday March 19th at 7:30PM. So if you are in the ATL area, come out! We need you!

Favorite Links:

Easy123.etsy.com - this Michelle who is a local ATLANTA knitter and fellow etsy-er. Her work is colorful and well done! Check it out for your headbands, and spring scarves!

LoveDynamite.etsy.com- is another quirky illustrator who uses humor, a sweet character named Tiffany and her adventures!

http://www.creativefolks.net/ interesting place, i will have to check more out! just stumbled upon it. Looks like a coold place. Huh.

Come to the Defoor Centre on March 19 at 7:30PM! Durand, Christina, Britney, Doug, Lori all there! It will be so cool!

Favorite Song of the Day- hmmmm I am listening to alot right now. So let's pull one out of the box here:

http://www.velvetrevolover.com/ Fall to Pieces.. yeah, my inner Aqua Net girl is oozing out. Yeah I swear that's as far as I will go... scouts honor.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Twitter is up and chirpping!

Ok... folks I have joined twitter.com -
go let's go tweet!

notice there is no S at the end...

Monday, March 9, 2009


YAY! Well, we are almost a week away from the Rites of Spring show... March 19th at 7:30PM.

Fave links:

http://www.gothamcityclothing.com/- cool hip place for clothes, shoes and if you can't get there, you can browse online and get ideas.

http://bohomag.com/- I recently found or back in Dec I found this mag at Borders and it's filled with great green ideas as well as homemade projects. I pulled out my old bustier from my wedding dress... and now I can't figure out what to do with it... it's such a good mag to read and their site is really good too.

tangledskystudio.etsy.com: this artist is really creative with encaustic - bees wax - painting. Her images are quite quaint and clever. Check it out they are inexpensive and would freshed up anyone's room!

Gallery News- Except for the Spring show... hmmm, the GIRLY WHIRLY TWIRLY SHOW! June 11 the Surface Design show in May and Arzell Thompson will be in the Forum during this time. Then come August the XY show... Then OFF THE WALL ... whew wee... we are busy.

Song of the Day: http://www.myspace.com/evanandjaron ok these guys are from Atlanta and I can honestly say I knew them when...
Check out their great harmonies and I love the song, STANDING THE MIDDLE!

Sunday, March 1, 2009


I did it! One week over one Month! I wrote a blog for one month! YAY! I have some new links to post and I am hoping that you will all who can, come out to the Rites of Spring show opening reception on March 19th at 7:30PM

All the artists will be there to meet and greet!

Ok so this week has been a trying one but like everything else, we will prevail! We watched Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Friday night and Pursuit of Happyness... I suggest that everyone watch them both!

Featured Links:

Deconstructress.etsy.com- this is Steph's etsy page and she is very talented semtress with a twist they are pieces of art. She designs and redesigns dresses with her own touch.

theblackapple.etsy.com - these drawings are quaint and playful, whimiscal sorta of the Tim Burton type. She is a very successful at etsy!

skirt! Magazine-http://atlanta.skirt.com/-an all girls-written by girls-for girls monthly mag with editorials, original covers and very unique gift ideas and they always focus on other girls' success!

twitter.com-I am thinking of doing this... but I am holding out... til I can make a decision. hmmm tempting!

Gallery news:
March 15 will be a Bridal Open see the Defoor Centre site for more details. www.defoorcentre.com

Coming in May:
Extreme Threads with the SDA of Atlanta
Arzell in the Forum with paintings

THEN IN JUNE-THE GIRLY WHIRLY TWIRLY SHOW! June 11 - Martha, Sharron, Christine, and Drew. This will be again an event of the summer season!

Song of the DAY:
BLOOD BROTHERS-Steed Kettles-myspace.com/steedkettles - singer/songwriter from Atlanta with a knack of storytelling and imagery... go listent to him and be a friend!

Sunday, February 22, 2009


YAY! A month old! I knew I could do it. Hee hee! Amazing things have happened. Ms Isabella is trying to stop me from doing this... no way! I have been painting and working on finishing up some work so I hope to have some new photos!

Favorite Links:
http://www.betseyjohnson.com/ she is a little bit electic, her prices are high but her ideas are inspiring to go on a search. I believe she was apart of the Andy Warhol Factory Scene. Anyways, you can sometimes get ideas from her make your own or find the elements and create the look.
http://www.icardnow.com/ is a local Atlanta printing company that can print anything. Sean Johnsen the owner is very good and has wonderful pricing! Need a card- go there and get all your printing needs met
http://youngbloodgallery.com is a local Atlanta gallery with a shop in the front - from tees to clunky rings to paintings, Kelly and company rock. Check it out - it's located on Highland Ave. between VA-HI and L5P.

THE RITES OF SPRING SHOW ON MARCH 19th at 7:30PM~ come out and support these six amazing artists! See you then!

Upcoming other shows-May-

Works in Fiber, Stitch and Surface
Georgia Surface Design Association Exhibition
Then in JUNE-
So be on the look out!
Song of the week: Once in A Liftime- TEXAS-
I love Sharleen... it's so sexy and sultry!

Sunday, February 15, 2009


Week 4! Yah! This past week slowed down a little. I am working on some new paintings and I will get some photos up soon. On a personal note-got new shoes at Cherry Bomb-and you should too!

Favorite Links:

http://www.etsy.com/shop_local.php?place=Atlanta this is the list of local Atlanta Etsy sellers-a great way to support the local yo-cals...

http://www.influxhouse.com/weblog this is art critic Cinque Hicks' blog. This is a great place to read up on what's going on in the ATL area!

http://www.galleryrfd.org this is a great gallery in Swainsboro GA - it's a community based group that prides itself in cutting edge art-artists and gallery space. Swainsboro is near Macon.

Gallery News:

Durand Seay interview is up on Moonshine-http://www.southerncreativity.com/moonshine/issues/article.php?id=248

THE RITES OF SPRING SHOW OPENING: March 19 2009 at 7:30PM - come out and meet the artists!

Arzell Thompson will be the artist of the month - MAY he will have his wonderful paintings on display in the FORUM Gallery.

Song of the week: well artist... I used to go see Butch Walker and his old group: Floyd's Funk Revival... he's become the most wanted producer and songwriter as of late... and I can honestly say, I have heard him play "We Got the Beat" from the Go-Go's at Smith's Old Bar...nice thing about Butch-he doesn't forget where his roots are... YAAH! www.myspace.com/butchwalker

Sunday, February 8, 2009


Hey it's week 3 and guess I should be? OUTSIDE! It's beautiful and sunny and warm... But it's getting to be 4pm and I guess like all good adults... gotta get ready for the work week.

Favorite Links:

http://legendspicecompany.blogspot.com/- is a great creator of blends of spices and herbs that are exclusively made for you. She has a great esty shop as well as a blog. She is smart, sassy and very successful with her biz. It looks like she has some good advice to follow on her bog today!

http://www.durandseay.com/ -Durand Seay is an wonderful painter with a eye for motion, perspective and light. He has a show at the Defoor Centre come March 19 and goes through April 30. He is going to be apart of The Rites of Spring show-so if you are in the ATL area... come on out!

http://www.cherrybombatlanta.com/- I heart this store... I love the shoes, accessories and dresses... Shannon keeps this boutique up to date with fashion and has a great staff that takes care of you. It's located in Atlanta's Bohemian neighborhood Little Five Points. It's the PINK shop on Euclid Ave. -the main drag.

News- Prints are available at my site...

Gallery News

Casey Olson will be having an artist reception for her paintings at the Defoor Centre on Thursday 2-12 at 7PM.

The Rites Of Spring show is nearing... opening on March 19th at7:30PM.

In May-The Atlanta Chapter of the Surface Design Association will have their month long show with many different fiber artists- including Leisa Rich, Martha Andreatos and Gray Griffith. These are unique pieces to show. Reception is TBA... probably that first Sunday in May.

In June-THE GIRLY WHIRLY TWIRLY SHOW will be up for the summer starting June 11th. This will be a great collection of all female artists from various backgrounds and mediums. So, mark your calendars!

So, song for the day...

www.myspace.com/kellyflint is a great singer-songwriter in NYC... she's awesome...

Monday, February 2, 2009


Week two... going well so far. I have my links here...

BarefootBathandBody.etsy.com- Dee creates lavish suds and wonderful lotions and other potions for your body. These will keep you in the tub longer and your skin feeling like a baby's butt!

atlcopperworks.etsy.com-Karina's shop is filled with her paintings on copper. These works shine and glisten as the paint tames the bright surface. She has an Ebay store as well.

worldwidewomenartists.blogspot.com - recently came across this, and it's a blog about all woman artists all over the world.. very unique...


The NOW WHAT Workshop: went over so well! If you missed it, we are putting another one in the summer. So, keep in tune... "A is a good country key." (The Blues Brothers -the first one)

Got prints ready to go on Andycakes as you can see.


OFF THE WALL: 1-2-3: As you can see, I have posted the OFW announcement for this year. I really want this to be a big hit...the first year I didn't reach my goal of artists, last year, I didn't either-even though I thought, I did...so I WILL NOT GIVE UP! That's why I am doing it this way... So pass this around to your fellow artists and tell them THAT THEY HAVE TO DO IT...

THE RITES OF SPRING: DEFOOR CENTRE- Opening March 19 (show duration: til April 30): Featuring Durand Seay, Christina Lorraine, Doug Smith, Lori Haley, and Britney Compton-all amazing artists, working with various mediums. This will be more than an opening, this will be an event...with more surprises along the way.

Other shows to look forward to: The Girly Whirly Twirly Show in June - The XY Show in August - Jesse Hamrick in November... again stay in tune.

OVERHEARD AT THE DEFOOR- ATLANTA GHOST HUNTERS - went on Atlanta's Q100 Bert Show and reported back with three diembodied voices. So, go to my site: http://www.scribblesstudios.com so on the front page- you will find the two mp3s - WHOA!

Song for the week: you can view a great video on myspace.com/indianproudentertianment to see her talking about her encounter with Paris Hilton-it's HILARIOUS~

Sharleen Spiteri (lead singer of TEXAS) - All The Times I Cried...


Sunday, February 1, 2009

OFF THE WALL: EASY AS 1-2-3 Third Time is Gonna Be the Charm!

Third Time is Gonna Be the Charm!

Atlanta, GA- For the third year, the DeFoor Centre is going to host the OFF THE WALL show, this time it’s going to be three rooms, three prices and guess what- it will be a longer showing! Starting Friday, Oct 23rd with an opening reception and the work will stay up til Nov 3rd that’s 12 days! So what’s the scoop?

This year all the main three galleries will be open for artists to show their work off for three different prices. The Rhombus Room, the smallest, will be open for artists to sell a piece for $100, The Gatsby Room, will be open for $200, and The Forum, the big daddy, will be open for larger pieces and sell for $300! This will widen your chances of selling your work. And guess what else? You can choose what room you want or you can use all three or just one. I will though, have to approve the work for the Forum, due to the nature of the room, which is used for the centre’s events and gatherings.

The idea came to art director, Jill Kettles, while driving to the grocery store day after the 200 show, “I was thinking what could I do to make it better, easier, and bigger!? It needs to be better for the artists, easier for the buyers, and bigger so that the public will want to come.” Again, there is no entry fee or application fee. We will ask for the work, to stay up for the week, even if you sell. If you are a jeweler or small ceramics, we will place them in cabinets for display and safe keeping. The work will need to be in by that Friday Oct 23rd AM. I will again, ask folks to make display cards, bring their stands, and have it ready to come- OFF THE WALL!

So, watch for all the sites-myspace.com, meetup.com, linkedin.com, defoorcentre.com, meetups.com and scribblesstudios.com and my blog, for bulletins and more announcements!

If you were apart of it this, the last two times, I really urge you to be apart again. Pass it around to your fellow artists. If you are new to this, don’t be scared, this is so easy and fun… it’s as easy, as well, 1-2-3!

The Defoor Gallery is located on Defoor Avenue just off Howell Mill Rd. in the newly refurbished neighborhood. A lot of interior decorators work in the area and there are a lot fabric, furniture and lighting vendors that are located nearby as well. The Defoor Centre is located at: 1710 Defoor Ave. NW Atlanta, GA 30318

For more info on the centre itself:

Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Weekly Skirt Report

This is my attempt to pass around favorites - The Weekly Skirt Report is a column that I have wrote when communicating with the DeFoor Centre. I am transferring it to here as a weekly column of favorites - news- photos and etc to get the word out! Each week I will post a new one.

Favorite Links:

Silk screen tees and bags... she has unique images and colors.

a work in progress so she has some great ideas brewing and so watch out!

a wonderful collection of clever and fun and pretty pieces of jewelry.

The NOW WHAT WORKSHOP is on Jan 31 - 9AM - this will be a fantastic time to get your work ready, your presentation and your mind to get your work selling! This is the perfect time to work on with the economy down so by the time it turns around you will be ready!

Gallery News:
The DeFoor is serving brunch on Sundays-11:30AM to 2PM with food galore-the price is good and the service is great. Come out and sit amongst the creative walls. www.defoorcentre.com for directions and menus

Atlanta Ghosthunters came by on Jan 16 - the spent about 4 hours exploring - with EVPS - EMFs and just plain human sense. We don't know exactly WHAT they found because they are going to reveal it on the radio very soon. We saw some stuff on cameras and heard some strange stuff.

New Song for the Week:
As Good As It Gets - Beth Hart - 37 Days http://www.myspace.com/officialbethhart go check her out!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009



First image run is Andycakes and I will be running this for a limited series. So if you are a fan of Andy Warhol and love the painting, get yours today!

8 x 10 color paper print-$20
11 x 17 color paper print-$25
18 x 24 color paper print-$30