Saturday, June 13, 2009

Independence Day

This morning
I zip into the Chevron,
grab a shot of caffeine,
Head on my way.
In front of me
A woman on a cell phone slows traffic.
I watch another walk her dog
On the long winding path beside me,
No cares, no concerns.

As I hit snooze,
Purrs of lawnmowers and
shrills of children on bikes
Dashed in through my window.
I turned over,
Went back to sleep
Because I could.

A friend sleeps on rock,
In tents,
As much as he can,
Before jumping into action
on streets where
Women scurry with children,
Men eat quickly in fear,
Pausing only to listen for any
Sign of threat.

This Independence Day,
I pray that the joy I have
With family and friends
Is scattered across the globe,
In the minds and hearts of children,
Who also play, but
Under shelter of cover,
Not openly in the streets

This Independence Day
I pray for PEACE.
I extend gratitude
To those
Who give me and my children
the choice
To simply BE.
Allison Puccetti Adams 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Painting at the Orange Beach Art Center

Here is the most recent painting...

If you are on the coast, please visit the Orange Beach Art Center.
My exhibit there ends the 10th of June so hope you will go by.
Print this out and receive 15% off of any purchase there...only for blog followers.
(Deepest discount there is 10%) the final week of the show.

They will begin an exhibit by area art students that should be great inspiration.
They also have a great art camp for kids so be sure to check it out!




As business owners in the Mountain Brook community, we would like to invite fellow artists to be a part of an ARTWALK event in Crestline
at CRESTLINE SEAFOOD in the ..what I am calling the "HAPPYMESS Gallery" or the "walls of the store". (It is also home to HAPPYMESS Ice Cream..where Klumpie's once resided)

We are inviting artists to submit by email a photo of one painting that you would like to have displayed at the ARTWALK Event and placed on consignment for the month following the event. (depending on response, we may be able to do a grouping of small similar works also). (you may also simple display during the artwalk)

Even if you are not interested in displaying, we invite you to support your fellow artists and come out for ARTWALK
on the Third THURSDAY of June~ July and August.

We will advertise this event through the chamber and try to encourage other businesses to join in future events in an effort to help artists as well as area businesses create MOUNTAIN BROOK BUZZ.

If you want to participate, please email me with ARTWALK SUBMISSION in the Subject Line. Our first event will be on June 18.
We would like to have the Theme for June focus on FATHERS AND FREEDOM (as the work will be up until just before the July show and during fathers day and Fourth of July)

Anything that makes you think of summer


You may submit now for all three if you have appropriate work or you may submit two weeks prior to each show date.

Our main hurdle is SPACE so that is why we must limit the number of submissions.

Please have your work insured, as we cannot be responsible for theft or damage, although we assume the risk is low as we will be sure to
take great care to see that your work is taken care of.

Blessings my fellow artists! Hang in there! It's been a funky summer, but everyone needs something beautiful to get them up in the down times.

We are asking only 20% of sales. Write me back if you have any questions.

ARTWORK WILL BE DISPLAYED AT OUR LOCATION AS WELL AS LAURA KATHRYN NEXT DOOR. We will do a customer blitz and also announce through the chamber of commerce.

Hope you are having a CREATIVE summer~