Take a stroll through the Moonshine Fine Art Gallery Below!

Take a stroll through the Moonshine Fine Art Gallery Below!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Update on nothing much!

     I have internet again...Yeah!!!   If poor internet service is the only set back for living in the country then I can endure. It's amazing what I can accomplish when you take away my toys.  I haven't been doing anything "artwise" for the last week.  I have been trying to get done the things I neglect when I'm in the "creative zone"...Yes housework, I'm talking about you!!!
     I have a portrait that needs to get out the door soon & then I am excited to start another original piece of art that I have kicking around in my head...What will it be?  We shall see!!!  Let the creative juices flow! 

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Honk if you read this!!!

     Howdy to you all!!!  Well, the Gun Lake Art Hop was a little slow...more of a crawl than a hop...but I was tickled to be there none the less.  Thanks to Petra Hinkle who kept her business open late to host myself and Sue Sawyer, a pottery artist.  Hinkle's Body Shop was a really neat place to be.  The office part of the shop was a museum for car lovers.  Stop in & look around...you'll be pleasantly surprised.
     My next show will be in Delton in December...here's hopin' anyways...my truck prefers to start less when it's cold.  I'll get there even if I have to hitch a ride with an Amish neighbor.  Giddy up!
    So I hustled to get the pastel of the cowgirl & pony in time for the show for few to see.  It is for sale & will be on display in Delton if I still own it.  While I sit here chit chatting I'm missing out on some time I could be getting something new started. So with that said...I'm off to get busy! 

      Have a great Sunday!!!    -Christine

Friday, August 20, 2010

Is there life out there???

    Check! Check! Check!...Tap! Tap! Tap!...Is this thing on???
    No worries. I'll figure this thing out and I'll have people busting through my blog door!!!  Just you wait and see!
   There's not a lot on my mind at 3am but I did get my latest piece of art matted and framed and ready to sell (here's hopin').  I'm all ready for the Gun Lake Art Hop...or if I don't go to bed soon...the Gun Lake Artist Who Fell Asleep in Public!  No one wants to see that!
Zzzz, Snort, Zzzz  -Christine

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Just a Reminder!!!

     Just a reminder about the Gun Lake Art Hop.  If you're at all like me you enjoy little reminders...life's little sticky notes.  However, I can have "sticky notes" all over and still forget things.  The other night I had a bag that had to be returned to my boys football practice.  I sat it right in front of the door thinking "surely I won't forget it now".  I stepped over it in a hurry to get there on time.  I think it is has less to do with my forgetfulness as it does with the fact that there is just sooo much going on in my life.  The human brain can only hold so much...and mine even less.
    I forgot why I started to post!  Oh yeah...The Gun Lake Art Hop!  This Friday, August 20th, from 5-8pm.  I'll be at Hinkle's Body Shop and Service Center.  It's hosted by the Thornapple Arts Council and they do a great job of making it a good time for sure.  I sure hope to see you there. 
     Well I have lots to do before then so I gotta git!  Take care!  -Christine

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Gun Lake Art Hop!

     I will be at the Gun Lake Art Hop this Friday August 20th from 5-8pm.  You can find me at Hinkle's Body Shop and Service Center.  I will be displaying a different array of custom fine art and my latest pastel drawing of a cowgirl and her pony.  The Thornapple Arts Council hosts the event which includes entertainment and a trolley to get people to different artists around town.  Make my day and come see me!!!   Thanks- Christine

Sunday, August 15, 2010

New Pastel Drawing Posted!

    I have finished my latest pastel drawing!  It is posted below...I hope you enjoy!    -Christine

Pert Near Done!!!

     I am almost done with a pastel drawing of a young cowgirl with her pony.  If the stars are aligned just right it may be done today...or as we say in the country..."God willin' and the creek don't rise." 
     If any one's reading this....Thanks a bunch!  Christine  :)

Monday, August 9, 2010


     I am more than half way complete on a pastel image of a cowgirl with her pony.  Though if you factor in the procrastination process I am still days away from finishing.  If you're waiting with baited breath...don't!  Right now the pressing matter I have going on is watching 'Last Comic Standing'.  I prefer to think of it as "appreciating other art forms."  I feel the same about 'As the World Turns'...but that's  a procrastination...I mean "art form" for tomorrow!

   Until tomorrow (maybe), Christine

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Buy my art!...It's highly recommended by my parents!

      Well hello!!...Check me out...I have 3 followers now!  I don't want to get to high & mighty...one of them is my mom & dad.  But they'll be the first to always give my art a glowing recommendation.   So buy my art...it's highly recommended by my parents. 
     That reminds me of this dumpy little hotel in Vegas where the big sign reads "highly recommended by the owner!"  Do you really want to gamble on that nights sleep?
     Anyhoo...I am working on a new piece.  It is very hard to find time to do art with my kids home but I hope to have it finished to display at the Gun Lake Art Hop on August 20.  I hope to see you there!
     Goodness...It's 11:30 at night.  The night is young for coyotes and artists...I better get to work!

     Take Care, Christine

Monday, August 2, 2010

Whoa darn it!!!

    In addition to art, I work the elections in my township.  It keeps me one step away from calling myself a "starving artist"!...Let's face it...Besides my husband having a good job, I live a couple miles up a dirt road from my parents...I will never starve!  But anyways, I love politics & the election process but my schedule lately is like a runaway pony.  I want to holler "WHOA DARN IT"!  Between kids' fiddle & piano lessons, scout meetings, football & volleyball , & 4-H I will find time to post more art. 
   Well, that's just about all I have on my mind.  Let me know if you're in a "Whoa Darn It" predicament...we can start a support group...but I guess noone would have time to attend the meetings.
     Until we meet again....Happy Trails!


Sunday, August 1, 2010

Welcome to my blog!

     Hello and welcome to my blog!  What an ugly word...how about "Welcome to my on-line studio"!!!  I'll put the coffee pot on just in case someone decides to stop by and view my work!  As of now I'm really just talking to myself...I hope that will change soon! 
     I have posted quite a bit of my artwork and will try to add more as it comes along.  I have only recently began to publicly show my work after a 12 year vacation...if you call raising kids a vacation...which I do because being a full time mom is the greatest thing I've ever done.  That said...I'm back at it! 
     I showed my work recently in Nashville, MI.  I was terribly nervous showing my work again after so many years, especially in a neighboring town where everyone knows me.  It's so much easier to take criticism from strangers...but wonderfully I received nothing but compliments.  Whew!!!  Thanks to the Thornapple Arts Council and Putnam Library who hosted me.
     And this past Friday night I was hosted by Gilmore Jewelers in Hastings, MI at the Hastings Art Hop.  Again I was very well received and I so appreciate it.  Next I will be at the Gun Lake Art Hop on August, 20th.
     I guess that's all I have to say at the moment...If you read this, "Thanks a bunch"!   
Christine Gardner Terpening
Moonshine Fine Art Studio