You are cordially invited to Garden Muse: A Botanical Portfolio

15 01 2012

Mark your calendar! My first exhibit in umpteen years will run from Tuesday, February 28 until Sunday, April 29, 2012. The show will be on the ramp in the Horticulture Center at Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, Virginia. I’ll be hanging the show on the morning of February 27 but I’m making the official start date as February 28. The show will be dismantled on the morning of April 30, so my end date is April 29.

The show reception will be held from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, 2012 in the Horticulture Center. Appetizers and beverages will be prepared by Barbara Kelley of Kelley Hospitality (also known as the Sneeze Guard Heiress.)

Artwork will be available for purchase (both matted and framed as well as matted and ready to frame by you!).

I’ll be re-posting this announcement regularly as a reminder to mark your calendars and will include updates and additional information leading up to the big event. If you can’t join me for the reception, you have two months (that’s a lot of days!) to get over to Green Spring Gardens to see the show.

For those of you who don’t live nearby and can’t make it, I’ll be preparing an online “virtual gallery” so you can experience the show from afar, so stay tuned. Thank you to everyone for your support!



8 responses

16 01 2012

congrats cindy, i’m sure it’s going to be great

17 01 2012
Betty Londergan

Glorious poster — what a WONDERFUL achievement!! Hope you have a brilliant show, and a gazillion visitors!!

18 01 2012

I have been involved in the construction of this, your towering tribute to the power of flowers and their profound effects on the human psyche via your photographic skills. Because of my involvement I can, at the very least, lay claim to have contributed to the excavation for the tower’s foundation. My contributions include the hand-cranked Yashica 35mm film camera you borrowed from me (and never returned) as well as my very pricey hand-cranked Mamiya 645 medium format camera. It’s probably worth thousands now, an ancient relic of the past century.

Hey, how about that term “the power of flowers?” Yes, I’ve already filed my claim for all rights to the term, so don’t dare use it without my permission.

The human psyche is a wonderfully strange place to explore. It’s a maelstrom of thoughts, colors, ideas, and emotions that reflect, absorb, and bounce off of each other. It’s constantly in motion, and constantly changing. No two people experience it exactly the same way. In short, it’s amazing!

In answer to your question, yes, I “borrowed” that definition from another blogger (, and I am indebted to that blogger. That definition beautifully defines the power of flowers and their effect on the human mind.

Enough of my babbling! You go, girl, and just remember that in today’s lexicon, I got your back!

19 01 2012

What a glowing, wonderful, well-thought-out comment from The King of Texas! I would like to rent “The Power of Flowers” tagline for my show and will pay you a kingly sum. ($5)

3 02 2012

We won’t rent it to you, but We will sell it to you for the proffered five dollars and all rights will convey to you. Five bucks is hardly a kingly sum, and in fact it barely qualifies as a princely sum. However, We need all the help we can get because of recent events that necessitated partially depleting Our resources. We,, were recently in the Counting House counting out Our money and—need We say more?

Please do not cry for Us. We are in the process of securing a grant from the varlets that reside in and exercise power from that distant kingdom known simply as DC, simply being the operative word, a derivative of the word simple.

15 02 2012

I am so proud of you. Yes I am coming to the SHOW. Probably will be there the first week of April. My friend and gad about buddy, Deneen Stambone, has invited me to stay with her. She happens to go by the gardens each day on her way to work. Now is that a coincidence? See you this spring. Mary Ellen

15 02 2012

Yipppppeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! 🙂

19 02 2012

I thought that would make you smile.

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