This is a "must attend" event!!

This fabulous event is happening at the new Schack Art Center in Everett, Washington on June 5. I will be selling pastel and oil landscapes, mixed media collage, art prints, photographic prints and more! Over 90 artists will be participating, and here's a little secret: the "early bird" gets the worm. Stuff sells 'uber' fast, and prices are jaw-droppingly (is that a word?) amazing!! Cold hard CASH is best, checks or O.K., a small number of artists will accept plastic. 9 to 3 p.m. For more information, you can call the Arts Council of Snohomish County at 425-257-8380. See you there!

Poster art copyright Arts Council.


My shrine has arrived!!

This beautiful shrine,"Art Heals", has just arrived on my doorstep! It was made by artist Lisa DiNunzio, and you can see her blog at: www.pritistudio.blogspot.com. Lisa was one of many talented artists who participated in the auction to benefit Oaxaca Street Children Grassroots, which raised approximately $4,000 this year. I was also very privileged to be involved in the auction, by making and donating a handmade shrine called "Protect the Children". (see my sidebar)

Here is a little bit about Lisa DiNunzio:
"I am a self-taught (self-critical) artist.  I was brought up by the
"waste not-want not" mantra, so this explains the up-cycled art
I create and also probably my extra 10 pounds :)
I am a paradox: eternally optimistic and at the same time
almost always melancholy.

I have a family that I am in love with...a charmed life I am so thankful for... I am bashful and ridden with anxiety, but I do have a "brave-face-mask" that I wear almost all of the time..."

I feel so fortunate to have met all of the artists (through our blogs) who participated in this heartfelt cause for children in Oaxaca, Mexico. I encourage you to visit Lisa's beautiful art blog!


Icons in wax...

14th Cenury Lady, Copyright 2010 JonesMoore

Working on these little 14th century icons (in encaustic) this week. I think she needs a 'courtly' lover, don't you? It's a blast working with warm wax, artist inks and metallic pigments...soon available for sale in my Etsy shop!


What the heck is happening here?

Top: part my drawing from college project, copyright 1980 JonesMoore
Bottom: "Water" segment of work in progress, copyright 2010 JonesMoore

Now working on in the studio:  I recently found an amazing drawing of "ah-hem", those 'cabaret-type' women, that I did in college! I'm am re-inventing them in encaustic wax. It's been so much fun, carving out buns and breasts in warm wax...no, really!

This is the first of a series of these pieces, based on the 4 elements: water, fire, earth, and air. This one is 'water'. This concept came to me while 'tubbing' at the Korean spa the other day, surrounded by all those fabulous female bodies, every shape imaginable! I was in 'water', looking up through 'air' and through the skylight, feeling more 'grounded' (earth) because of this experience, and was about to visit the hot sauna (fire) rooms.  My 'educated' conclusion: women need to address the 4 elements–water, fire, earth, air–within themselves on a regular basis, in order to feel truly grounded.