Open Studios this weekend and Bitsy Plays Artist

Bitsy Helps  SMEDYN © 2015

Bitsy Plays Artist 12″ x 9″

Ink and Watercolor   $400 framed/ $300 unframed

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Another busy weekend coming up. I will be having open studios 11AM-5PM Saturday and Sunday as part of South Coast Artists Open Studio Tours. Look for the blue signs to direct you along the way. I am number 48 on the tour map. Below you can see some of my work that will be available. I look forward to seeing you!

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Susan Medyn

90 North Court

Tiverton, RI 02878

susanmedyn@cox.net

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Sea me

Sea Me

Sea Me  $400 (Framed in a maple frame)

12″ x 9″ Ink and Watercolor

July has been a terribly sad and extremely busy month. On July 3rd my mom passed away at the age of 88. I was fortunate to be there at the time and had called an ambulance a day before she died as it was clear to me she was in far more pain than she should have been for her diagnosis. She had been complaining of severe back and stomach pain and her doctor sent her to an orthopedist in April, but the pain got to be too much and she had my 92-year-old aunt take her to the ER where she lives. The ER did a CAT scan which indicated a highly suspicious pancreatic mass. The ER staff never told me this when I called to ask what the findings were. They said she had diverticulitis. Her doctor never read  the CAT scan report so unfortunately we did not know that she had pancreatic cancer and were not all able to get up to be with her and have the opportunity to help her through her final days. Fortunately our son went to help her out for several days and thought I should come when he left. This is all so sad and frustrating as my son took her to a doctor appointment about a week before she died and my sister was on speaker phone to the doctor and asking questions if it could be anything more. The doctor stated it was diverticulitis and so we assumed that was what was going on.

Sometimes though things happen that softens the sadness. When my husband and I pulled up to the ER in the middle of the night after the doctor called me, we saw a large deer walking very slowly in front of the hospital door. It walked in front of our car and stopped and looked at us. I immediately thought of my dad and his love for deer and felt his presence. I thought maybe he was helping to bring her with him. When we got upstairs we learned she had passed away peacefully a few minutes before. We spent some time saying goodbye. No one had thought my mom was that close to death. She had been quite herself and active the entire day. She did get her wish to die in her sleep but we are all grieving her loss. When we went to leave the hospital we saw a doe wandering in a field. I can’t help but think that this was my mom going off to meet my dad.

This is my mom around the time of her high school graduation,Mom-1

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Open Studio Tours this weekend 11AM-5PM

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Ella Who?

12″ x 9″ Ink and Watercolor $400 framed.

What an exciting weekend coming up! Open studio tours will be in full swing. I am number 48 on the studio tour guide. I have several new works in my watercolor series and a new series of abstract paintings. You can also see my work in Poland, the Côte d’Azur, France, and in Liege, Belgium this summer if you are in Europe!  Please stop on by!

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You can find me at:

90 North Ct

Tiverton, RI 02878

susanmedyn@cox.net

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Long Awaited

Long Awaited Arrived at LAst © SMedyn 2015

Long Awaited  $600 framed

Ink and Watercolor on Aquabord

I enjoyed making a commission for the year of the wood sheep so much that I decided to a do a second variation on the theme.

I love seeing the little lamb arriving in an airy basket. Babies bring such joy.

I recently received an Assets for Artists grant via Rhode Island State Council for the Arts. Today I attended a fabulous workshop they offered. I am developing a new business plan. I am energized and eager to tackle new projects and will be doing so with the support of this grant.

Our skies have been fabulous recently and I am gratefully admiring each evenings sunset.

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
Mahatma Gandhi

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Bunny


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Bunny  $50

Mixed Media 6″ x 6″

I haven’t had a moment as my cat Arthur had a tangle with a wild animal and has had a fever and puncture wound. We have had 2 trips to the vet and he now has feline flu!!!!  My poor boy has not been very happy the past few days.

I am finally getting to post this funny bunny. I think he is more like the royal bunny sitting on his throne.

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Negotiations

Negotions ©NEGOTIATIONS   $300

INK AND WATERCOLOR 12″ X 9″

Intense negotiations are occurring. Some important decisions need to be made.

At this point there is no clue as to whether they will reach an agreement.

Venus is on the half shell.

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Blaze

blaze

BLAZE       $50

Mixed Media 7″ x 5″

Simply trying to capture light on the landscape.

Susan Medyn©2015

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Gyre

Gyre

It is wonderful to see the clouds recede. One can see the sun, the sky and the reflections that occur as night begins. I wanted to make a painting that captured the beauty the setting sun.

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Cyprium

Cyprium,

CYPRIUM     SOLD

MIXED MEDIA    6″ X 6″

“Cyprium aes” is the Latin root word for copper meaning Cyprus Metal. I would love to go to Cyprus and see the ancient site of Amathous which has an Apollo Temple. Amathus was founded around 1050BC. Pretty Cool.  Yes, I also want to see the Tomb of the Kings. Really, I want to see every site that is open there. On my bucket list.

I once worked with a child who was from Cyprus  at Shriners Burn Hospital in Boston, MA. The family taught me a number of recipes, one of which is for goat that we still love to make. I know, many of you will cringe at the thought of eating goat, but this is a most fabulous and easy recipe and I am going to share it.

GOAT IN A BAG

2 pounds goat cut in chunks

1 pound feta cut in 1/2 inch cubes

1/2 cup Greek olives

Place all in a heavy paper bag (no writing on it)  or parchment (preferable). Tightly close and bake at 250 degrees for 3 hours.

And as for SNOW,  it has snowed 19 out of 23 days in snowy New England. We have a snow depth of 3 feet and an accumulation of about 70 inches so far in Rhode Island. Boston, MA is just a foot away from reaching its all time record having already received 95.7 inches of snow.  I have turned to ignoring the weather. It helps me stay cheery.

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Primordial

Primordial

Primordial SOLD

Mixed Media   6″ x 6″

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