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Evelyn McCorristin Peters: 02.2010

Evelyn McCorristin Peters

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140hours February 26th Auction and the Artists I follow on Twitter

First of all I would like to thank anyone who has taken the time to come on over to my blog and a special thank you to those of you who follow. It means a lot to know that someone is listening!

The next 140hours auction is fast approaching. It begins this Friday at 9:00PM EST! I thought it would be wonderful to highlight the artists I follow on Twitter who will be participating this weekend. They're a great group of artists and terrific people to follow! I will put a link to each artist's page at , just click on their name and it will take you right to their work.

I also want to show everyone what pieces I am entering for this weekend's auction. Visit here and take a look! Evelyn McCorristin Peters

One of my very favorite follows on Twitter is Debbie Lamey MacDonald Here is the piece she has entered for this weekend's auction:

A wonderful artist from New York, Margaret Zox Brown will be offering several pieces, here's two!


Artist Allison Reece has a lovely new piece in:
I love this painting by Janet Vanderhoof, it is definetly one of my favorites!
Here's one of the three great paintings offered by Jan Blencowe:
A wonderful piece from Maine by Kathi Peters:
A new artist to 140hours is Cheryl Moody, make sure you take a look at her wonderful creations!

I would love to post everyone's work, there is so much great art in this auction, make sure to check out these artists as well:
Kimberly Santini
Lori McNee
Marie Wise
Helen Crawford
Dianne Matter  
Don't forget to head on over to and bid on great art. 10% of the proceeds go to Haven House in Florida, a worthy cause!
Look forward to hearing from everyone this weekend about their great sales!



"Somebody's Mother" by Mary Dow Brine

The woman was old and ragged and gray
And bent with the chill of the Winter's day.
The street was wet with a recent snow
And the woman's feet were aged and slow.
She stood at the crossing and waited long,
Alone, uncared for, amid the throng
Of human beings who passed her by
Nor heeded the glance of her anxious eye.
Down the street with laughter and shout,
Glad in the freedom of 'school let out,'
Came the boys like a flock of sheep,
Hailing the snow piled white and deep.
Past the woman so old and gray
Hastened the children on their way.
Nor offered a helping hand to her—
So meek, so timid, afraid to stir
Lest the carriage wheels or the horses' feet
Should crowd her down in the slippery street.
At last came one of the merry troop,
The gayest lad of all the group;
He paused beside her and whispered low,
"I'll help you cross, if you wish to go."
Her aged hand on his strong young arm
She placed, and so, without hurt or harm,
He guided the trembling feet along,
Proud that his own were firm and strong.
Then back again to his friends he went,
His young heart happy and well content.
"She's somebody's mother, boys, you know,
For all she's aged and poor and slow,
And I hope some fellow will lend a hand
To help my mother, you understand,
If ever she's poor and old and grey,
And her own dear boy is far away."
"Somebody's mother" bowed low her head
In her home that night, and the prayer she said
Was, "God be kind to the noble boy,
Who is somebody's son, and pride and joy!"



How Twitter Changed My Artistic Goals ~ 3 in the series

It has been a while since I have talked about my Twitter series, so I decided to pick a special Twitter friend for this installment! If you are new to my series head on over to this link to learn what it's all about! "How Twitter Changed My Artistic Goals ~ 2 in the series." I have previously featured Aaron Caycedo-Kimura and Paulo J. Mendes, two wonderful artists!

When I first started "tweeting", I did not know the ins and outs or the etiquette involved. The first time I experienced "FollowFriday" was a bit overwhelming! There was this one face showing up constantly! I thought wow; this person sure does follow a lot of people! Now granted I was not following many people at this point, but I can still say that this face is a constant for #followfriday! For those artists who tweet I am pretty sure you've figured out who I'm featuring this week....Melody Lea Lamb!

Melody is an amazing artist, her work shows a level of talent and professionalism that is hard to find. She states that she is "an artist who paints miniatures of animals and mythical beings," but she is also so much more. Her work is beautiful and does provide the intense intimacy that she works to achieve. Of all the artists I follow, I must admit she is the only one that I have purchased work from...a terrific Wild Boar ornament.

I truly learned how to be a "good FollowFriday" tweeter from Melody. She recognizes each artist individually, which requires quiet a bit of effort. The most wonderful aspect of Melody is the support she provides to fellow artists. She will always takes the time to look at a picture posted and let you know what she thinks, and "retweet!" Although I have never met her in person, I just know from how she expresses herself that the joy I sense and experience is real. This is a woman who is enjoying her life, and that should be inspiration to all of us.

Make sure you are following Melody; she will inspire you every day! Here are some links to her work:

Melody Lamb's Blog
Melody's Website
Her Children's book "Moonlight Memoirs"
Melody's Etsy Shop

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