Art at Adelaide's

Even though the paint was still wet on one of my paintings, I took three of them to Adelaide's Corner Cottage on Spring Garden Street in Greensboro. Adelaide, the owner, said she would hang them together on a wall in the garden section of her store.

A number of customers who were in the store were enthusiastically complimentary when I brought in the paintings.

They are for sale, so go buy one.....or all of them. Thank you to Adelaide for letting me put the paintings in her shop. It's a great place to shop for antiques, oddities, shabby chic accessories and paintings of birds.

Adelaide's is at 1938 Spring Garden St. in Greensboro. Her store is open Tuesday through Saturday.

Got the birds covered

Kimberly raided the free books section at Edward McKay's Used Books and came home with a box full of old Readers Digests. She really liked the designs on the hardback covers and thought they could be used for something, though she didn't know what.

Well, why not paint on them. I did these using a stencil and acrylic paints. The birds are the design that was already on the cover.

A little birdie told me

Just a bit of news for anyone who might care: Where I work -- The Business Journal -- is having a major event that awards the area's top women in business. It's called, "Women in Business Awards." The marketing for this year's award presentation involves a design with birds. I was asked if I would contribute a painting to be raffled.
I'm jumping at the opportunity. In fact, in hopes of making a really big impression, I'm contributing one of my bird paintings, like the one in the About the Bird post below. More than 300 people will see my paintings. Maybe someone will like them enough to commission me to do more.
This will take place in late April.

On another front, thanks to the marketing efforts of my wife, the owner of a shabby-chic accessories/antiques store wants to sell my paintings. "Birds are in demand," she says. "Please bring them to my store!"
We'll see how this goes.