Monday, August 24, 2015

All You Need is Love

When our children were young and would learn of a "bad person" doing something awful on the news, I would tell them that most people were really upset by what that person had done and most peoples' normal reaction is to want to help.

I've always believed that the overwhelming majority of people are loving, beautiful, fair, kind, good and caring, etc.  Recent events in my family's life have demonstrated the absolute truth of that belief.  How wonderful is that?

Character attributes are generally taught to us by our parents. The best kind of teaching is by example. If you hold doors for people, your children see that and they do it.  If you care for people around you, and demonstrate that care with empathy and good will, so your children will learn.

It really all comes down to love, for oneself, the family, neighbors, etc and just keeps expanding into the world. Thoughts and actions of love are constructive of brother and sisterhood, peace, friendship and happiness.

I wish all these things to everyone.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Summer Fun With Kiddos From All Over The World

Admiral Giddy-up and the Seahorse Brigade to the Rescue,
protecting the mermaids and fish in the boat from hungry sharks.
Trash Talking Pirates and Their Parrots 

This summer I'm so happy to be back working/playing with kiddos from all over the world again as part of the English Language Learners program sponsored by the Delaware County Intermediate Unit. So many beautiful accents! Here are a couple of pictures at the stops along the way so far.....

I really wish there were more pictures, but I can't do these shows AND take pics myself. These are from some of the teachers, kind enough to email them to me. :) Still have more places to go over the next couple of weeks, and hoping for more photos. Lots of people are taking pictures. This is my second summer with this program and we are already planning for next year.

Yesterday I was with middle and high schoolers and we had a blast! There is nothing cuter than a teenage boy wearing a mermaid tail and holding a baby mermaid named Bald Beatrice, pretending to be her father.

Now back with elementary aged students, really having a ball with them at various locations.

Making Seahorse Puppets After the Show
Chinese Seahorses!

Laughing his head off Pirate!

Pirates, a Seahorse, Octupus and some Mermaids with Babies

Also had a sweet happy time at The Gingerbread House last week in Fairless Hills. This is my sixth visit there! It is so nice to travel around to familiar places and see some of the same kids year after year. They all remember which stories they have been in and which parts they played. Here are some of the colors in Come Joint the Rainbow, arguing about which one of them is the best! Of course each one is important, but you have to come together to make a rainbow........

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Booking NOW for Spring and Summer 2015

ArtyPantz Interactive Theatrical Storytelling Events! 

Call 610-644-8088 or email NOW to book for the upcoming seasons. Spring months are fairly open at this point, but summer is filling up quickly. There is some availability in June,  July is just about completely filled, and there are a few dates left in August. Click HERE for more information on all the different stories to choose from. Each one has a matching craft too.

Farmer Puppets after Dig! Plant! Water! Sunshine! Love! How Does Our Garden Grow?

Farmers with watering cans in Dig! Plant! Water! Sunshine! Love! 
How Does Our Garden Grow? 
Groundhogs attacking the garden in
Dig! Plant! Water! Sunshine! Love! 
How Does Our Garden Grow?

Fire Ants in Hooray 4 Bugs!
Making Puppets Afterwards in
 The Capture and Return of Bald Beatrice
the Baby Mermaid
Admiral Giddy-up, a shark and Bald Beatrice in
Admiral Giddy-up and The Seahorse Brigade to the Rescue

Come Join the Rainbow
Yellow is the color of sunshine in
Come Join the Rainbow

Give a Dime in Holy Mackerel the fishing boat
 with Pirates and their parrots in  
The Capture and Return of Bald Beatrice the Baby Mermaid

Making rainbow lollipops after
Come Join the Rainbow
Making Seahorse Puppets after
Admiral Giddy-up and The 

Bug Wands from Hooray 4 Bugs!
Click HERE for more information on each story.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Woman With Rooster

We are hunkering down out here on the East Coast for a big winter snowstorm.
This picture was taken outside, so there are a couple of snowflakes here and there.

Woman with Rooster
Acrylic on Canvas 30 x 40

close up

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Fox in the Garden

Fox in the Garden
Acrylic on canvas 40 x 30

Fox in the Garden close up
Acrylic on canvas 40 x 30

Fox in the Garden close up
Acrylic on canvas 40 x 30

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Liberty Carriage House in Phoenixville featuring Wearable Art by Victoria O'Neill

I am no longer selling my wearable art, etc directly. We recently moved and my new art studio is in the process of being built in part of the barn underneath our house!, so really don't have anywhere to spread out to work.

I am starting on a series of fine art acrylic paintings inspired by birds in folk art all over the world. Stay tuned for all that. :)  Once the studio is done, everything will be available directly from the studio, including art workshops for all ages! I plan to apply and hopefully be accepted into the Chester County Studio Tour when I'm ready.

In the meantime, you can go to Liberty Carriage House at 176 Bridge Street in Phoenixville PA (610-360-8080) and find a limited supply of my one of a kind wearable art hooded scarves with matching fingerless gloves, wool fingerless gloves, pin cushions and wearable collage art shoulder bags, plus bee necklaces.......

Liberty Carriage House is a beautiful store, and features comfortable elegant upscale clothes from unique, talented designers plus jewelry/accessories and unique random vintage findings for your home.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Beautiful Inspired/Inspiring Anthem for 2015

This is such a beautiful video. The internalization of the concept of the oneness of humankind is the key to our future.

Music composed and produced by Ali Youssefi 
Text from the Bahá’í Sacred writings

 “Unite and bind together the hearts, join in accord all the souls........
..........Make these faces radiant through the light of Thy Oneness........