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 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:
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: 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. - leisa is the last of the installation artists. She will be having a great one in June at the June 5... 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! 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.