"Ribbons for a Cure" 11" x 14" acrylic on canvas $40.00 October 16, 2010 10 - 5 Painting Project begins at 1 - 4
Educational Information, Door Prizes and Refreshments
Create your own powerful statement of HOPE with this painting. Paint along with Rusty Harden, a step by step instruction with all of the supplies you need to create your artwork provided.
Proceeds are going to the Vera Bradley Foundation
Door Prizes are being provided by Urban Ava, Earth's Center, and Studio 14. There will be a raffle for the original "Ribbons for a Cure" Painting and a gift certificate from the Earth's Center. (Raffles tickets go on sale September 24. Winners will be notified October 16th)
Earth's Center will have some of their massage therapists providing neck and shoulder massages for a $5 donation for five minutes.
I began these wonderfully strange line drawings during a time when I
had trouble sleeping. To relax my mind, I would draw patterns of lines.
Then I discovered that if I would write a quote that I wanted to be inspired by the drawing began to take on the images reflecting those thoughts. How cool was that!! At the time I was also enchanted with "Steampunk"and the Edwardian period. I am very fond of the decorative elements that were added to pages of books written at that time. Jules Verne's books were especially inspirational as you will see with the drawing I call "Leagues".
Later, I created drawings to illustrate stories I wrote for the Inferno.
Most have been hiding in a box on a shelf as soon as they were deemed "finished" which is funny because I have often wondered, "What makes it finished?" I still do not have an answer.
Please join me on September 25th for their first ever exhibit.
I've become enchanted with "stripey pants" and other elements of his paintings that have the "stripey pants" influence.
This painting, "Fallen Ralph" found its way to touch my core.
I felt fortunate that it had not"yet been sold when I made my inquiry.
Ray says this of "Fallen Ralph", "Ralph is a lost soul, made to believe by others that he is less worthy in some way. He has no belief in himself and only dwells on what others say of him. He looks at his feet, almost saying to them, 'How did you get me here? This is not where I wish to be.' The wings being part of the landscape is crucial. There can be no escape as long as Ralph believes in his own heart that this is where he belongs! But the way is there, in his head, the way out. If he believes in himself, his feet will take him home."
"Fallen Ralph" will remind me of the power of our own beliefs whether they are for our benefit or detriment.
Due to Ray's generousity, I also own "Fallen Angel"
Rusty Harden is a self-taught artist who has lived in Ohio's Miami Valley for a number of years. Through perseverance, Rusty set about Learning the fundamentals of her craft. Discovering an affinity for watercolors, the synergy that followed began to inspire all of Rusty's artistic endeavors. Rusty has had the honor of her work being included in juried, community and solo exhibits. Her work is shown in numerous galleries, corporate and private collections. As an instructor of workshops and classes, she believes it is her privilege and responsibility to create new artists.
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