Saturday, January 5, 2008

The Anniversary Bar by Penny Arrowood

"What's The Anniversary Bar?", you ask.

No, it's not the hottest new club in town, and it's not a new chocolate concoction. What it IS is a fabulous limited edition soap created by our own Penny Arrowood to honor the First Anniversary of Artist Alley.

Penny surprised yesterday with this delightful creation, and I was tickled pink...and blue...and yellow! She didn't even know about my love for polka-dots when she designed it.

I'll let the soap and her touching explanation speak for themselves in the photos that follow...

Finally!! First Friday Photos...

Our First Friday celebrations at Artist Alley are so much fun. I always mean to take tons of photos, and inevitably I remember at about the time I'm locking the door. Last night was different, and I thought that I'd share a few of my favorites with you here.

I hope that you'll be able to join us for a First Friday Opening sometime soon. And if you do, please remind me to take your picture!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Baby it's cold outside...

Yes, that's right, it finally feels like winter in Southern Pines! You wouldn't know it to look at it, because it's sunny and beautiful from the inside looking out.

Everything is warm and bright here at Artist Alley too thanks to the shining new additions in our front window and on the lawn. Angela Cummings Thompson and Ed Duke each have a few new metal creations outside, and Amy Keith just made a delivery of her original stained glass artwork too. You'll find shining stars in all the colors of the rainbow, dragonflies blowing in the breeze, and some multi-colored rectangles and squares that make me think of Frank Lloyd
Wright. (Amy didn't site him as her inspiration. It's just where my Falling-Water-Loving-Mind goes when I look at them!)

These pieces are bright...they're funky...and they're guaranteed to lift your spirits too. Please visit soon to enjoy them, and all of our other North Carolina Made Art and Fine Crafts, in person during our Anniversary Month here on New Hampshire Avenue.