The Marvelettes…. Creating Art!

The Marvelettes were one of the  best all female groups that came out of Motown. My uncle saxophonist Nate Fitzgerald played with them. He has gone on to heaven.  He travel on the Chittlin Circuit playing with many groups including the Marvelettes. he also traveled and played with The Temptations. The Marvelettes had a  very …

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Anina…Great animation to bring the child out in you

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rps6KtO3jFk It is not enough you find a film that reminds you about the fears of Childhood. The film ANINA is a beautiful animation that  calls on the child in you to stand up and smile. Simply a pleasure  to watch.  It is worth watching over again:) Just to get that  sunny feeling inside from …

Finally after 33 Years…My art was rescued from the underground railroad!

Update... Update on rescuing my art! Many years ago, when I was in college at UC  I worked on a summer project at the Harriet Beecher Stowe house in Cincinnati Ohio. I created two mosaics there were 4' x 6' hand painted depicting black history. It was a life changing experience! I left the art …

Painting the Past

Over the years I have enjoyed painting from old photos. The rich texture and innocent compositions lends itself to a natural blend of ideas. When I work from old photo I try to capture the emotions and the moment in time. I have learned as an artist that the voice from the soul in the …

Juke Joints & Juice

A few years back I became fascinated  with the outdoor structures of Juke Joints. Every other Friday back in 2004 my husband and I spent Friday nights visiting at my parent's house. My mother Louise Dillard who went home to be with the Lord and my Dad Robert Dillard would  tell us stories  about  what is …