Wednesday, February 18, 2015

ARTpARTy February 13, 2015

We had another ARTpARTy the night before Valentine's Day and this might have been the last one at this location. Hopefully we will be moved into our new home or at least have it finished enough to host the next ARTpARTy there. But we had many fine pieces of art there, and in the end 19 pieces were exchanged. Apologies though for the crappy iPhone pics

I am now the proud owner of Miau Lisa that Mitch and Scott brought to the party.

The Tiles project by Brad and his kids proved to be quite popular.

Paige and Andy crafted jewelry for this edition of the ARTpARTy.

Julia's LOVE photo collage was very appropriate, and so were Brian's flowers.

Sarah and Barry have missed a couple parties but came back with passion.

Jessica and Jade were at the ARTpARTy for the first time, and fit right in.

Anna and Adam now live closer to us, but still had to juggle hard to come. We greatly appreciate it.

Aruna is a seasoned ARTpARTY pro and crafted this colorful pillow.

Her husband Michael always brings popular photos to the gathering.

Elizabeth and Michael also were ARTpARTy newbies, and we are glad they came.

Caitlin and Ben live next door to us and this also was a first time event for them.

Our friends Anna and Greg brought home crafted beer to the ARTpARTy, an item stolen often.

Amy and her boyfriend created these 2 very popular pieces, and I tried very hard to get the "guitar."

Maria and Jan drove all the way from Mount Airy to be part of that evening. Yeah.

Our Au Pair David created this Origami chair.

The terrorist attacks on Charlie Hebdo were sill on my mind.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Another ARTpARTy in Winston-Salem

A bit later than usual we had an ARTpARTy last night and it was a success.  We all enjoyed great conversations, creative thinking and excellent food from The Porch in Winston-Salem.  Below are some images of folks who attended and the at they created and brought to the ARTpARTy.

                                  For our Au Pair Sara this was her first experience like this.

                              Kevin and Kristen worked together on this pregnancy project. 

                           Andy and Paige made these great Steve Prefontaine homage t-shirts. 

                                      The world's smallest orchid captured by Anna.

                 Greg's cool magnetic bottle opener was very popular at the ART drawing later.

                                        Christina with the beautiful soaps she had created.

     Brad has been at many of these ARTpARTy events and his candle holders proved popular.

          Leah's project was excellent and is adorning the home of someone else as I write this.

                            We had 3 architects at the ARTpARTy but Matt is not one of them.

                             Our neighbors from up the street were ready to head to the moon.

                              This is an awesome picture of a fountain from Evan and Caitlin.

         The first time at the ARTpARTy and hopefully not the last time either for Chad and Martina.

                                                            New but certainly no rookie.

                         His sister was a late entry and added some of her jewelry to the art mix.

                                       Mike got a bit of help from his partner for this project.

                        Brian and Julia are also ARTpARTy regulars and we are glad that is so.

                Aruna and Michael had an art project each and we approved of Aruna's brownies.

                                            Matt is another cool creative neighbor we have.


                 This is a tiny representation of the Chestnut house project Mark had submitted.

                                            Adam and Anna were also ARTpARTy newbies. 

                                               My butterfly project for the ARTpARTy

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Big bottle boy

Simon really enjoys drinking out of a Specialized Purist bottle.  But plain water of course.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Like father

Papa really likes bananas and so do his sons.  But what is not to like?

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Summer in Europe

Finally summer seems to have arrived in Europe after an endless winter and cold temperatures. The pic below from the Genfer See says it all. Everyone is ready for summer, even if there s still a bit of snow on the mountain tops.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Coming home

Everybody in the house is excited when mama comes home from work.

Saturday, June 08, 2013

ARTpARTy June 2013

We had another fun ARTpARTy at our home and it was super busy with some very interesting and diverse pieces of art.   We had a grand total of 28 artworks on the table and everyone seemed to have fun.

Cindy and David were ARTpARTY newbies but their art did not show that. 

Tim and Mike were among the first guests and they are great company.

Erin was also new to the ARTpARTY but her fly fishing art was very popular and stolen often.

Jeff and Bill have been regulars and we are glad that is so.

Our next door neighbor Sara and her boyfriend Joe were also new to these kind of parties

We were vey glad that Alex could join us for this social occasion

Anna and Greg are our best friends in town and because of our lengthy ARTpARTy break had never been to one.  Anna made the painting and Greg the cherry wood frame

Aruna was an ARTpARTy first timer too and her scarf was beautiful 

The photo her husband Michael brought to the gathering was very popular 

Brad experimented with a disc sculpture 

His wife Christina crafted a necklace and earrings, and we are now the proud owners

Matt and his wife were newcomers too but Matt's Winston-Salem mosaic was a hit

Our neighbors Mary and Phoebe worked together on this art project 

Hannah put her clay skills to work 

Amy was another ARTpARTy newbie

Sarah and Barry brought ART and a great attitude to the pARTy

We were glad that Zach and Julie could join us and Zach created a stunning bowl from bicycle chains.

Who would not want a bag of lies?  Courtesy of Chet and Kathy.

Amret's lunch bag was a hit.

Her husband Wes dabbled with an eclectic music selection.

Caroline could not come, but Matt represented his household quite nicely.

Clare also came solo this time and brought this beautiful necklace that ended up in the hands of David and Cindy.

Matt just lives have a block from us and he is quite a creative person.

His wife Caroline also contributed a piece of ART to the pARTy

I had made this painting for an earlier ARTpARTy but made two versions that time, so this one finally found a new home.

At about 9pm the "Chinese" Gift exchange began, but most of the folks below did not end up with what they initially selected.  

Anna was the first one to select, but she did not get to keep this fly fishing ART

Erin stole this painting, but it was quickly taken again.  In the end though she got it.

Sarah, thought she had gotten away with this cool bowl, but it would not last.

Matt got very close and personal with this painting.

Alex actually ended up with this very popular Winston-Salem mosaic as it had been "stolen" too often.