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August 11, 2012

My favorite 4-year old Artist

I had a visit today with my friend Leslie.  We have been friends since first grade.  I think that is so amazing and it doesn't seem that long ago in memory, but I hate to hear it in sounds so looong ago.  She has this box of "things" from our school years.  They are an assortment of items that she has kept over the years from different grades.  It is so cool.  She even had a valentine box with valentines-one from me.  I love that!  Her son, Carter, was going through the box and pulling out some of her artwork from junior and high school art class.  She is very talented (I have a link to her blog at the bottom of my page)  He started decorating their house with her paintings.  Which brings me to Carter...

Carter-my favorite 4-year old artist.  He has been drawing for several years now.  He drew a shark at 2 1/2 years old that looks like a shark.  He woke up from a dream, asked for some paper, and drew this shark that he had dreamt about.  He has 2 drawings in the "SIX" show. my visit, I was honored to have him draw my portrait.  He told me that I had to sit still, this is because I wasn't.  I was talking.  He also looked at me and quickly smiled-which meant-smile.  The result is quite astounding!  He is truly talented.  He gets it honestly-his mom is an artist and his dad is builder.  He is very smart too.  He is a problem-solver and a quick thinker.  I adore that child and his mom. 

Oh...and by the way..Happy Anniversary Leslie & Chris!! 

August 5, 2012

What's Next?

I am always thinking of what to do next.  Right now, I am thinking of the artist's that entered the show.  They always get a surprise when their art is sent back.  I am not saying anymore than that.  Then it would not be a surprise..  I am going to post a slide show of all of the artwork, but I am not sure when that will be posted.  I may wait until the show is over.  

When I say we, I am referring to my mom, Willa Finck, and I.  Robin Willow Elements is a combination of both of us.  My middle name is Robin and Willow is a play on her name.  Elements, we feel, covers all forms of art and creativity.  When we do projects together, we always use Robin Willow Elements.  So..WE.. are thinking about what the next show will be about. 

"SIX" was our fourth organized art show.  The first one was Artist Trading Cards, ATC, we had a lot of entries, about 400!  We were tossing around the idea of doing that again.  Any suggestions?  We are looking for a venue right now, so hopefully we will have one secured within a couple of weeks.

I think that I am going to go create something myself right now...I hear my sketchbook calling...
From opening night of "SIX"~At the gallery

August 4, 2012

And The Winner Is......

There is a winner from the show "SIX"!
The public voted on their favorite piece of artwork from the show and here it is!
Dan McCauley
by Dan McCauley "Buzz"
Made from scrap metal.  Visit Dan McCauley's website at


Find the number that corresponds with the number under the picture on the left side of this blog where is says to VOTE.  Vote for that piece.  Hurry!  You only have until 2:00 Saturday, August 4, 2012!!  Tell your friends!!
Voting time has closed.
Check back for the winner!
Thank you so much for taking the time to cast your vote for your favorite!!


August 3, 2012

"SIX" Tonight!!!

"SIX" opens tonight! 
I am going to put up the voting options later...I know.  I will try to get them up later tonight.  I will leave it posted until 2pm on Saturday and then the voting stops.  The winner will be announced on this blog and on the Robin Willow blog.  There are a lot of amazing pieces to choose from.
Stay posted.  Here is an entry from my son...he is excluded from the voting.
Isn't it cool?  I love his eye for photography.  He is only 13!  Ok..well I have to go...I gotta leave for the gallery soon.  Hope you are there too!