Monthly Archives: February 2010

Jennifer Reis Workshop

This weekend I took a textile/mixed media workshop lead by Moorehead artist Jennifer Reis. I’ve taken a workshop by her before and I had such a good time that I couldn’t resist taking another. The workshop was held in the historic Winchester Opera House which is so incredibly beautiful. (Yes, they have weddings and receptions there!)

Here’s what I worked on-

(excuse the iPhone pic)

(detail-the clear thing in the middle is a shrinky dink!)

(Believe it or not this little guy took over 4 hours. He’s about 4″ in diameter)

More than likely when this is completely done it will be in my show which is coming up in about 6 weeks. Stay tuned for more details about that. It’s going to be awesome. Trust me.

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Our World in Pictures Community Event

Last summer I was a mentor for an organization called Our World in Pictures. Although the workshops are generally during the summer, occasionally there are other exhibits or events as well. Here are a few shots I took while volunteering. It was a small crowd but the kids didn’t seem to care!

Local artist Luella Pavey was on hand to help the kids out and have a little fun of her own!

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V-day.

I hope everyone out there had a good V-day! Heath and I aren’t active participators in the Valentine’s Day tradition, we are mushy gushy in love every day of the year! Just kidding, at least about the mushy, gushy part. Heath and I are constantly telling each other, “I love you”, were just not overly romantic. We try to have a date night every week just so we can reconnect after a busy week. Friday night we went out to the Pub and then went to see The Wolfman. I hadn’t seen the original version so I don’t have anything to compare it to but I thought it was pretty good.

I was pretty exited on Valentine’s Day about getting to participate in Love in Lex to benefit the Step by Step. Heath and I were able to get our portrait taken by the wonderful and lovely Morgan Day.

This is our first nice pictures together since we got married! Since I enjoy taking pictures of happy couples you’d think that perhaps there would be more pictures of  us together but that would mean one thing-that I would have to be in front of the camera, someplace I’m not actually all that comfortable. Morgan could attest to this as I completely broke out into a fit of giggles after we sat on the Vespa.

I hope that everyone had a nice, relaxing day with their loved ones, no matter how you celebrated. Don’t forget about the *free* wedding photography contest. The February 28th deadline is fast approaching! And, if you get a chance check out this cool wedding site!

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Fosters

Right now there are two, temporary, additions to the Appleby-Williams household. Wyatt and Oscar, our latest foster kittens. We’ve had them for a while now, just waiting for both of them to be up to the right weight. Wyatt (top pic) is heavy enough to go back but Oscar has been a sickly little guy and he’s just now starting to gain the weight he needs to.

(Right before this pic Oscar got into a pudding cup, see the dab on his chin?)

It’s great having the kittens around, it always makes things just that much more interesting around the house and I like watching the interaction between the kittens and our cats. Bringing them back really sucks but maybe I can make Heath do it this time!

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V-day Event!

Next Sunday come on out to Buster’s for free portraits and Babycakes Cupcakes! I was fortunate enough to meet Morgan of Morgan Day Photography this past week. She is a fantastic local photographer  on a mission to make life more romantic and adventurous (you can read more here). Love in Lex is an opportunity to get a great pic of you and your loved one and to show single moms in Lexington some love. Click on the photo below for more info and click here to RSVP! I’m bringing hubby with me so we can get our pic taken, it’s been years since we’ve had a nice portrait together, so if you go, stop by and say hi!

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New Series

In about 3 months I will be graduating. While I am very exited about it and really looking forward to everything that is waiting for me in the future, leaving school is a little bittersweet too. I love my classes, love my classmates and I love the community that I’ve become a part of in the last three years. As a way to commemorate my time at UK I’ll be documenting the building I’ve spent more time in than I can remember, the Reynolds Building. Some pictures will have a story that I’ll share with you and others will be documenting the uniqueness of the building and the marks left by artists both past and present.

Detail from Off the Wall in Utter Pandemonium as We Tape on It! a collaboration with UK students and visiting artists Cameron Fuller and Sarah Paulsen.

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