Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Exciting News - A Documentary Save Our Cottages: Artists with a Cause & Victoria Magazine

Victoria Magazine July August 2019 Issue 

Hello my dear friends,  I apologize for my absence from blogging.   I have a few excuses but all are not good enough to account for my being absent.   

Victoria Magazine, July August issue is featuring the Plein Aire Cottage Artists.  My award winning art partners (Mary Rose Holmes, Violetta Chandler and Helen Tilston a.k.a. The Plein Aire Cottage Artists) and me were filmed for two days at Indian Rocks Beach, last November.  It was a very extraordinary experience and we became instant friends with the Stylist and Photographer who worked with us.   A Stylist can really create the ambiance and setting.   I hope you have a change to get Victoria Magazine and view the shoot.  It is 8 pages and illustrates beautiful Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, a beautiful old fashioned seaside town.  It is a fabulous place to visit and stay for a week, two or several months.




 Plein Aire Cottage Artist Mary Rose Holmes in foreground.  In background left is Violetta Chandler and Helen Tilston





At Premier of Save Our Cottages Artists with a cause:  Mary Rose Holmes and Helen Tilston.
Save Our Cottages:  Artists with a Cause documentary by Emmy award winning  documentary film-maker Lynn Marvin Dingfelder and Larry Wiezycki premiered in November in Florida to an audience of 1,000 viewers.   The documentary was  selected by Gasparilla Film Festival, Tampa and shown to a packed out theatre in Tampa.  It won the best "peoples choice" documentary on Florida.   The documentary is going to be shown at major film festivals and PBS  have claims on it.  I shall keep you posted as dates are presented.

Save Our Cottages: Artists with a cause was filmed at Indian Rocks Beach, Florida and also Provence, France, the birthplace of impressionistic paintings.  One very exciting moment was filming at Cezanne's Studio at Aix-en-Provence, after hours,  and holding his props and painting materials.


Artists Violetta Chandler and Helen Tilston inside Cezanne's Studio at Aix-en-Provence

Inside Cezanne's Studio at Aix-en-Provence, Artist Helen Tilston, Roberta  and Mary Rose Holmes

Outside Cezanne Studio, Documentary Filmmaker, Lynn Marvin Dingfelder, Roberta, Larry Wiezycki, Mary Rose Holmes and Violetta Chandler (Photo Helen Tilston)

Purchasing art supplies near St. Remy  Helen Tilston, Violetta Chandler and Mary Rose Holmes.

Props as used by Cezanne in his paintings only the fruit is fresh.


Out Painting and filming at Indian Rocks Beeach, Mary Rose Holmes, a friend and her puppy and Helen Tilston

Viioletta Chandler, Lloyd Sowers Fox TV Tampa, Helen Tilston.

I look forward to catching up with all of you my friends.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Wilde's Fairy Tales

Photo taken this week on Cliff Walk, Ardmore, Co Waterford.


My apologies for being absent from this blog for so long.    There is a ton of excuses but they are all outdated.    I try and visit my favourite blogs and still love reading blogs and I think of the beautiful stories and life events that my blogging friends have written about over the years.

I have been enthralled by a five part radio programme on RTE (Radio Telefis Eireann) Lyric FM.  Oscar Wilde penned five fairy tales. Each week one of  Wilde's fairy stories was read and scholars from Trinity College Dublin and Oscar Wilde's grandson spoke/reviewed  the fairy tales.    Should you wish to listen, they are available on Podcast, free of charge.  www.wildestories.ie.  Tip: When you click on e.g. Episode One  Click on the Link that says "Listen to Wilde Stories' Episode in full"

I have a hard time picking a favourite and I cried when I listened to "The Nightinggale and The Rose"

Please tell me your favourite story.