Jun 30, 2009

Crochet Art Project

Creative people needed.

JoAnne Schiavone is a local artist who just finished her MFA in sculpture from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Her latest art project is designed to be a sculpture that needs a community to create it. A 75’ doily is being crocheted out of plastic shopping bags. Anyone interested in working on an art project, hanging with other creative people, learning how to crochet and relaxing with a crochet hook outside under the trees is invited to join in by emailing JoAnne at schiavonestudios@aol.com or call her at 717-244-0264.


No experience crocheting is necessary. Gatherings will vary from mornings, afternoons, and evenings on different days to work around your schedule.

Reflection Images

Don't forget about our Photography challenge/contest, theme: REFLECTIONS

The above photo was taken by Megan Wright while on vacation in Maine a few months ago. Send me your REFLECTION images by Friday, July 10. I'll post them here on the Aperture blog!!

grace & peace ~ deAnn

Jun 28, 2009

Series on Art

Connie Rae did a beautiful job today with her presentation at First Presbyterian's adult sunday school class. They currently are doing a five week series titled, "God in the Gallery." She sat at her potters wheel, threw two pieces of pottery while telling us how her creativity intersects with her spirituality. What a talented artist who has a heart that beats for Jesus.

Now, I covet your prayers as I prepare to conclude the series at First Presbyterian the next two sundays, July 5 and July 12. First talk: Embracing Your Creativity - a brief recount of my creative and spiritual journey. Second talk: Vertical Creativity - encountering God through our creativity and the arts.

Grace & peace ~ deAnn

Jun 25, 2009

Photo Contest - Reflections

Hey Aperture Photographers!

It's the photo above simply stunning? Yeah - I didn't take it. But a Flickr.com artists, Pensiero, took it in Rome. Click his name to see more of his pictures.

I'm thinking it would be FUN to have a little photo challenge/contest. Up for it? Here's the topic: REFLECTIONS. [Can you tell the photo above inspires me deeply?] For more inspiration and creative ideas to get you in the mood, click here.

the details:
  • from now to July 10 - capture some creative reflections.
  • submit up to three images to me (via email) by July 10.
  • I'll post them on this blog - then we'll vote.


  • photo editing is fine to enhance images
  • have fun, be creative, think outside the box
  • it's totally cool to ask the Holy Spirit for inspiration!!!

Ya dig?

Are you in?

I'm in!

leave a comment on this post if you're up for the challenge too!

thank you and enjoy!

grace & peace ~ deAnn

Jun 24, 2009

OPENING Thursday, 6/25 - Melody Martin

Our own Melody Martin will have her artwork exhibited through YorkArts, however her work will be on display at Yorktowne Hotel's Off Center Grill beginning June 18 to August 15. The opening reception is Thursday, June 25, 6:00-8:00 PM at the Yorkart's Gallery and the "after party" will follow at the Off Center Grill from 8:00-9:00 PM.

I hope you can come out and support Melody's first post-graduation art show! Below is a sample of her paintings. Congratulations, Melody!

Grace & peace on the artistic journey ~ deAnn

Photography Gone Mad

Check out the post on the Vertical Creativity blog, titled: Consolidating. It may have you thinking outside the box when it comes to photography!

grace & peace ~ deAnn

Jun 23, 2009

York PhotoWalk

This Saturday is the York PhotoWalk, 6/27 at 10am. For more information, click here. And the weather is shaping up to be just lovely...

see you there!

Grace & peace on the journey ~ deAnn

Jun 17, 2009

YORK Photowalk, 6/27

Tony S. sent me a web link to the York Photowalk on Saturday, July 27 at 10:00 am. This sound's really neat, learning the history of York AND taking photos at the same time! Click here for more information.

This very well could be our June Aperture Photo Outing this month. Yeah, yeah, we saw York last month. But this time it's an intentional "tour." Could be really cool!

Hope to see you there -
grace & peace ~ deAnn

Jun 14, 2009

the studio

the studio is this Wednesday, June 17 from 7pm to 8:30 pm.

Artist Ramon Trevino will share his story. Click here for more about the studio.

see you there! ~ deAnn

Jun 11, 2009

Imaging Faith & Spirituality

Check out the new exhibit at LWCC's Gallery @ Common Grounds. Click here to read more about this exhibit. Be sure to pick up the gallery companion booklet, "The Heart Behind the Art." (Cover illustration above).

This exhibit runs from June 7 to July 12. Enjoy!

Grace & Peace ~ deAnn

Jun 4, 2009

For Women Writers

The Ungrind is a great woman's webzine. Their webzine is interested in non-fiction, first-person narrative articles that deal with every day issues women face in areas including spiritual growth, friendship, marriage, motherhood, career, finances, culture, and suffering. Click here to see what you need to know in order to submit your written pieces.

They do topics each month as well. So check it out, write something and submit it.
A word of advice, be sure to read every word about written submissions. Often each place has very specific ways they want the pieces to be submitted and what style they are looking for, etc. And, be sure to fully read the magazine and become familiar with their style and content. This way you will know exactly what the feel is so you can write your work to fit their genre.
So, ladies - "go for it!"
grace & peace ~ deAnn

Jun 1, 2009

Cliff's Images of York City

A shelter for the homeless.
Columbine blossom.
Squirrel sunbathing on an old army tank.

This is just cool.

Bright yellow!
I love the squirrel on the tank, Cliff. That just makes me laugh! Thanks for sharing your photo's with us. That was a great trip to downtown York.
grace & peace ~ deAnn