Who Is Penelope?
Who is Penelope? Good question!
For a quick look at me in action, click on this link, then click on the video: http://www.roundthemountain.org/artistsNew/artist_detail.php?id=615
For someone selling real estate, it’s all about location, location, location. For us creative spirits, it’s all about changes, changes, changes! Once again in my varied working life, I’m making changes. I’m launching this website to launch the changes in my life and to create a virtual art gallery. Please scroll through the pages to see examples of my work. Call me and set up an appointment to come to the studio and see and experience my work first hand.
It was more than rewarding to create Chestnut Creek School of the Arts via the Arts Council of the Twin Counties (www.artsculturalcouncil.org), with help from a plethora of friends and colleagues. CCSA is off and running and so am I. It only took 7 years, a quick accomplishment for this type of project. For more information about that endeavor you can read all about it at www.chestnutcreekarts.org. In addition to working in my garden, weather permitting, I’m enjoying the free time to be creative. But mostly, I’ll be enjoying the cool slow paced life of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. In my head I’ll be designing, writing stories about the characters that make up life along The Crooked Road, and planning arts events for the Draper Mercantile and Trading Company, www.drapermerc.com. In the real world, day to day stuff, I’m teaching art for Wytheville Community College, working in my ceramic studio, working in my painting studio, perhaps creating a fiber piece on my sewing machine or firing up the torch and creating flameworked beads. I’m fitting in time to serve on the board of ‘Round the Mountain, SWVA’s Artisan Network too, www.roundthemountain.org. I’ll work on this website as time permits. Check back often and see if I get any work done and see if all the information for this website gets uploaded that my daughter, Mitone, the web designer is demanding.