9th Annual Christmas Extravaganza
Fri., December 9, 2011, NOON-5PM
Sat. and Sun., December 10 & 11, 2011, 10AM-5PM
The Market Place
10910 Katy Freeway (just west of Sam Houston Tollway at Brittmoore)
Houston, TX 77043
You’ll love Linda’s fun/funky hand-crafted jewelry, colorful fine art paintings and prints, and gorgeous holiday cards featuring her fine art prints! (see sample greeting card above)
This show features a huge variety of fine arts and crafts by many outstanding artists. Great place to find all those PERFECT, AFFORDABLE last-minute gifts! Plus you’ll meet the artists – and BUY LOCAL!
Thanks for helping to spread the word! I look forward to seeing you there.
Happy Holidays & Happy Creating - Linda
While I have experienced a lot of joy as a writer, I became an artist to play with my self-expression more freely. Painting and designing jewelry give me opportunities to create nonverbally - in a new language, as it were, that feels fresh and personal.
I love the creative process of experimenting with color, line, shape and texture. Each piece is an adventure for me, taking me out of space-time and into an unknown world.
My artistic goal is to freely express all that is possible for me as a human being. I hope my work generates in viewers a sense of their own possibilities. If I inspire one person to reach for their own creativity, then I’ve succeeded as an artist.
I live in the Houston area with my husband of 40 years and our 3 cats.
I’m having fun designing constellations my way. Why not? Most real constellations bear little resemblance to the animals or people they represent. So why shouldn't I make up my own starscapes?
I didn’t want to reproduce real galaxies and constellations. The Hubble Telescope handles that so well. I’d much rather make up something you might find in a galaxy far, far away. So I invented the “Heart of the Universe,” “Love Galaxy” and “Red Sky at Night” – to name just a few of my star-studded creations.
I'm also a former chemist and a big science fiction fan. Painting galaxies satisfies my need to keep in touch with those left-brain pursuits that still call to me.
The day after Hurricane Ike, I looked out at the branches, leaves, even whole trees filling the streets of our neighborhood. Many huge trees had been uprooted, and several had landed on my neighbors' homes. I'd never seen so much destruction caused by Mother Nature.
I felt the horror of the moment, knowing that many communities were far worse off than ours. And I instantly realized that I had a choice - I could see destruction or I could see some positive possibility.
The first thought that came to my mind was: Art materials! I went out into the neighborhood to gather the bounty Ike had given me - a whole new set of tools. The resulting “Ike Art” paintings are created using pine needles, oak leaves, lichens, moss, etc. as my brushes and patterns. It’s very satisfying to create something so colorful and beautiful from bits of that destruction.
You are eagerly, magnetically, delightedly invited to:
Senior Moments: Creativity Keeps You Young! -- Linda Summers Posey’s Solo Art/Jewelry Exhibit & Birthday Bash(Halloween costumes WELCOME, but not required!)
NO PRESENTS PLEASE! -- The GIFTS are for YOU:
RSVP today: LSPosey@earthlink.net or at Facebook Event: www.on.fb.me/LSPshow. Don’t miss the fun of discovering the Posey original that’s perfect for you or your home – at Get-’em-while-they’re-hot HOLIDAY SALE PRICES. Remember, art & jewelry make great gifts for yourself & for the lucky ones on your list! See you there!
Follow Linda's blog on this website. Just click the Blog tab at the top of any page.
http://www.artistsaliveandwell.com/ -- Visit the artists support network Linda founded in 2007 -- leading the way for Houston-area artists to develop their careers with passion and confidence. Learn all about our member art exhibits at some of Houston's most prestigious office buildings and about our informative monthly meetings focused on marketing and career management for artists of all levels.
"What an awesome organization! It's great to hear about people (especially artists!) taking a 'what CAN we do' attitude instead of focusing on how horrible the economy is etc. etc. Linda is such a positive, talented and creative person, it doesn't surprise me that she would start an organization like this." -- Stephanie Troutner
http://www.creativespoutlet.blogspot.com/ -- See more of Linda's works and thoughts on art and creativity at her blog.
http://www.1stangel.co.uk/forum/index.php -- Fabulous art forum based in Manchester UK.