Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Tis' The Season To Make Ornaments for The Cooley Gallery

Let's just say it's been quite the fall thus far...beautiful, exhausting, and worrisome all at the same time.  My dad was sick and in the hospital for a week and gave us all a little scare.  Thank the good Lord he has recovered nicely and is almost back to his "normal."  Then my oldest son broke his arm in an impromptu wrestling match with a friend, which required two surgeries.  He just got his pins out on Halloween, in the nick of time for some trick-or-treating.  Next Monday he'll get his cast off and be "home free" to complete his healing on the basketball court, his favorite place. 

So what have I done to keep myself sane this fall, you ask?  Why I've made Christmas ornaments for The Cooley Gallery.  I love making these vintage inspired ornaments, which are layered with all kinds of goodness, including vintage jewelry and papers. Some of the papers are from old, old documents and books (which have been falling apart and begging for a new life).  If you look closely on several of them you will see sayings or musical notes from as far back as the 1800's infused in the composition.  I love marrying the old with the new and making pieces of tiny history that have a touch of elegance, whimsy, and story.

Here are a few that will be hanging on the gallery tree (among many others) this coming Friday and throughout the holiday season.

So if you are looking for something fun and unique to do this Friday, November 7, come to The Cooley Gallery and see an array of artists and choose something inspiring to buy for your Thanksgiving host or hostess or find a Christmas gift for someone special.

6:00-9:00 Art Exhibit. The Cooley Gallery is featuring a wide range of artwork by locally acclaimed artists, including pottery by former Washington Redskins tight-end, Chris Cooley. This month they are featuring rustic and stunning hostess serving platters and dishes, art on canvases, and ornaments just in time for Thanksgiving. 
Location: 12 S. King St., Leesburg, VA