Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Ebay Auction for "Pigasus, When Pigs Fly?" 18x24" Signed Print! Starting bid: $8.50

SOLD: Check it out at Ebay...

"Pigasus, When Pigs Fly?
18x24" signed print from Artist, Darcy Gerdes

"Surrounded by an enchanted woodlands, a family of flying pigs playing tag you're "it" with butterflies while pignicking near the lake, this painting was inspired my kids, Lewis Carroll & Pink Floyd"

The time has come," the Walrus said, to talk of many things: Of shoes and ships and sealing wax, of cabbages and kings, And why the sea is boiling hot, and whether pigs have wings." from: "The Walrus and the Carpenter" Lewis Carroll, 1872

Print info: open edition, signed print

25 artist's proofs: $75.00 each (Sold out)
Print Size: 18x24", Price: $43.00

White border, Text center
Date of Production: (c) 1991

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When Pigs Fly? Artist, Darcy Gerdes 18x24 SIGNED Print
Item Id: 260308236820
Starting price: $8.50
End time:
Nov-06-08 07:24:56 PST

artist bio...
"Art is a Pigment Of Your Imagination"

Although she grew up in the shadows of Disneyland, Darcy Gerdes didn't have to "wish upon a star" to make her dreams come true. The self-taught artist has built a thriving career from her artistic passions... She began drawing & doodling at an early age and by 5, Darcy could be found selling caricatures of her neighbors for nickel each...

In the past, selected pieces of Darcy's multi-media works were available in prints, puzzles, cards, cross stitch & magnets, from such notable publishers as Figi Graphics, Leanin Tree Cards, Leisure Arts, Dimensions, Art in Motion and her own Flying Pigment Studio...

Armed with such a unlimited source of inspiration, Darcy says she "has no one favorite subject to paint...each idea, each concept seems to want a life of their own...each design stands on its own merits...I learn from each piece"...

Darcy now favors watercolors, acrylics and color pencil. "I've always felt the subject suggests the type of medium to use, which I think naturally changes my style slightly. The limitations or quality of the mediums chosen can also make a difference"...

Darcy's only formal training was in high school, where she took as many art classes as she could and studied under a "most excellent teacher", Mrs. Adele Mason. She did however pay particular attention to her neighbor, Ken Southworth , an incredibly ingenious animator...

Along with personal success she says her greatest rewards come from the way folks react to my art...

"I love to see a perceptive knowing smile or chuckle! :}

Darcy is very active in the local art scene of Idyllwild, CA. and does take special pride of showing her award winning works in the past as a juried artist at Art A Fair, Laguna Beach, CA..

In October 06, She opened her own gallery, Flying Pigment Studio Gallery located in midtown Idyllwild, CA. The gallery is also a "member gallery" with Art Alliance of Idyllwild and partakes in all the events from March to October...

Endowed with innate talent and amazing eye for detail, a wonderfully humorous approach to every day events, Darcy shouldn't lose her appeal either...

Thanks for stopping by... Darcy

Please feel free to drop me a note, ask a question or comment .

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Maurice Car'rie Winery at Flying Pigment Studio

Artz newzzzzzz!!
Thank you to Barbara, Sherry and Dennis for all your help... The Maurice Car'rie Wine was delightful, Our servers suberb. Longtime friend, Barbara served gracifully with a smile the cheese & crackers~ Depite the rain.. and Sherry who greeted our visitors at the Idyllwild Art Alliance's 11th annual Art Walk and Wine Tasting shown here in the Idyllwild Town Crier, October 9, 2008-Page 15. Visit TC:

Flying Pigment Studio

Flowers By Florist in the Forest :
Lori Parker

Monday, October 13, 2008

A simple story..been thinking about friends

Dear Visitors:

I had to share this story!!! This is written by my friend,
Janice Toepfer... A Goddess & Road Diva.

Recently at the gallery we all met up for the art wine and walk, Oct 4th.
She is the keeper of "Crow Spirit", a portrait of her 1949 WL Flathead Harley, a giclee, see below .. Enjoy! as i did..she surprised me with the story..such a talent to paint with words..
I met her when I was 17 years old.

It is nearly Halloween. Darcy reminded me that we met on Halloween night many years ago at a wild party in Orange, California. We were so untamed then. Sexuality and drunkenness intensified as the night wore on. We were all in love with someone and our masks and costumes and the pagan night turned it to fire.

We lived at Lane’s house. People everywhere. Women moving in and out. Harleys and parties and youth. If life is an oyster, we were truly living in a bed of it.

Growing up passed slowly with friends peeling off, marriages and children, jobs and responsibility. The acquisition years of homes and cars and bank accounts were demanding times and we saw little of one another, but the threads still held together and news of one another seem to always reach the group.

When Ron died, everyone was again present. This seem to me a pivotal moment and I am unsure why. Maybe he represented everything we all had endured silently. Drugs, infidelity, divorce, cancer…all of this on the tail of an incredible and very short life.

Afterwards, we all returned to our respected corners and lived on. Threads still holding us together and life moving ever so slowly forward.

In the last few years as children have grown and gone, threads got pulled into the fabric of our friendship and we see more of one another. We have bike runs together and parties at Bill’s house and the stories of our friendship are told to the curious new friends we have gathered in our circle. I hear this story told every time. Darcy told it last week to Rick’s new girlfriend who marveled at our connection. “Yes, I met Janice on Halloween night many years ago….” It is our story and we love saying the words that mean so much to us.

Darcy is a skilled artist whose friendship I value greatly. We are connected by dragons now too. She is the keeper of the secret side of all of us that is not shared with the group. She is Pisces and to be a Piscean ‘is to have an instinctive, unerring sense of the possible - and the impossible. It is to amble easily around the border territory between the two states and make magic happen as a result. If you want more success, the secret is simple. Ignore those critics who are too stupid to appreciate the breadth of your vision.’ This is who Darcy is and this is reflected in her art. She is also a woman of great beauty and passion and whom all secrets are safe.

Written by Janice Toepfer (c) 2008

To read more of her stories:

Flying Pigment Studio

ps. "A friend is one who knows all about you and still loves you"

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

"Artz Newz"

An original of mine, "There's always light at the end of the tunnel" 12"x36" acrylic, is the featured photo with news listing Lift your glasses for the 11 Anniversary Art Alliance of Idyllwild Art Walk & Wine Tasting" at our local award winning news paper, Idyllwild Town Crier. Click here:
Way Cool! Darcy