Friday, July 30, 2010


Well folks its Showtime...its a full house here at the Sanctuary and we all descend to the gallery as its near I enter the gallery I become overwhelmed at the number of people already present..I take the opportunity to go about and give hugs and hello's to the familiar and not familiar faces...Phyllis the executive director for the Harrison Festival of The Arts is my gracious hostess as well as I am the festivals artist. Short warm speech is presented by Phyllis and then I step forward to say truly a few words.

The gallery was packed with little room for me to run...although I am social,crowds are not my thing and I was feeling quite exposed for all to see.. My henna head was a hit(Thanx Nancy) I mingled and had a chance to chatter to some,plus The fact that there were a number of surprise guests that showed up which was very delightful!!!
It was alot to take in all at once... comments flew about and at me unfortunately it was all too much although on the outside I held it together. Several people saw my pieces in various stages as well as blog posts but it looks quite different when its all together.

I couldn't even come to terms that I did do all of this work and to think that I was worried that I didn't have enough work to fill the gallery lol lol. What was kewl were the number of locals that came to the reception.Did I sell pieces??? Well yes I did...Thank you to my patrons..

Thanx so much to Laurie and Terri who laid out a wonderful spread of food.I was way to neverous to even consider eating food although it looked damn good. The other thing was that I didn't have my camera on me so no pics from me..The gallery guest book and my own guest book received a number of comments during the opening.
After the reception we my many gal pals and I headed upstairs for a private after party in which I could unwind..I believe it will take me awhile to take in this day. I feel such pride in myself that I began and finished each piece that was present today in the gallery.

Again Thank you for being here today and those that weren't I could feel the energy that u were sending my way. One of the highlights for me was my daughter Taylor couldn't be present in body but was with us on Skype...there are some benefits to technology and distance.

Divergence BINGO:
This variation in the game bingo was created by my friend Heather Knox especially for the month long show.Many of my pieces are made up of little pieces.
Are you up for the challenge?

Explore Rhonda’s exhibit. Look closely. See if you can find five images in a row. Up/down across or diagonal. All images can be found tucked away in the art pieces. Bonus point for finding all of 25 of the images

Stay Tuned for Divergence Part 3 Gallery Tour
Happy Prideful Weekend!!!

Sunday, July 25, 2010


I am back to work in the gallery from 1-5pm Saturdays & Sundays after some time off.However I am not back in my studio creating until mid September as feeling like I need downtime from hands on work. My show comes down on August 1st,2010...after a very full month of activity.
My first solo show has been full of so many blessings and yes a few lessons just to balance it out.
Literally worked right up till noon day of artists reception....I couldn't have finished up the many little last minute details without the help of house guests Nancy & Lorie...the facts were if u come a calling days before the art show u were being put to work....needless to say it all got done although my stress levels were extremely high.
The day of artist reception early morning was upon me after 4 hours of sleep,the night before Nancy gifted me with her creativity of doing my head in Hena on my bald head..we started the process with cutting then shaving my truly in my humble opinion was a beautiful thing....normally every year I shave my head but have always kept some peach fuzz...this time it was all about the exposure..
Artist Reception Day:10:00 am a carload of friends from Vancouver arrived,thank goddess fresh energy they were put to work....
2pm opening was ticking closer and I was more than focused well ok scared to death..the hum and buzz of voices were all about me as I took care of really the very last minute details. Jody began videoing upon her arrival from Vancouver before it gets to hectic but have no fear the reception will be lucky I feel. So many feelings are demanding attention but there is no time...
Laurie and Terri arrive with the food...what I can remember is everyone jumps into lend a hand to bring it all together... Time is ticking closer to 2pm, people begin arriving in the gallery,meanwhile I walk about in circles doing alot of self talk that its OK,everything is OK....

Stay tuned for Part 2 of "DIVERGENCE"

In Artistic Solidarity;

Thursday, July 15, 2010

What's up at the Sanctuary...........

Good Morning;
Just wanted to pop in and let u know I live and continue to breathe here in the outback...

All i can say is its been a whirlwind. lots to share and will certainly do that soon...enjoy the awesome weather..

see ya soon

In Artistic Solidarity;

The above pic is called "Bright Blessings" its one of the altars i created for the show...anyhow the top piece of the altar sold on the day of hanging the show....I gotta tell ya for sure you will see more of these wall altars in the future..