Rosie Brown Creations

Monday, May 24, 2021

Moving On

Moving is one of those experiences that can be very stressful and life changing. After 59 years living in Miami, we have decided to leave. Now you know why I have not written much on my blog. Getting rid of things, packing and unpacking has taken up most of  my time. We are now moved and, although not yet completely settled, I have decided to look into art opportunities and clubs in my new area. My reason for this is because art has always been my therapy. I want to be busy and not miss my life in Miami. 

I am now ready to announce that I have joined Gilded Matilda's . It is a unique place with an eclectic collection of art by local artists and many classes to learn and inspire. It's a  first step in becoming a member of my new art community. Below are a few pieces already available at the studio with more to come. 

Gilded Matilda's (352) 476-5531
  •   315 N Main St. Wildwood, FL 34785

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Virtul Exhibitions - Pros and Cons

If you are an artist, your exhibitions have been affected by Covid and have mostly taken place virtually. We are fortunate that we can at least show and sell via the internet, but what are some of the pros and cons of this way of exhibiting.

"Magnolia Bloom" - watercolor
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As a starter, a pro is that our art pieces do not have to be framed which is an additional cost. We also do not need to drive to a specific location to deliver or pick up the pieces. We are able to enter exhibitions in other locations without having the cost of shipping the art piece until it sells. The art may be viewed by many more art lovers that may not have been able to attend an in person exhibit.

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Some of the cons, is missing the human contact with fellow artists, art lovers and collectors. Being able to see people's reactions and comments regarding your art; a priceless part of creating. Not having an enjoyable night out with art, wine and friends. 

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"Art Deco Drive II" - watercolor

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We look forward to being able to see you at an art exhibit in the near future. In the meantime, check out those virtual exhibits and send us a message;  next best thing than being with you.

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Sunday, August 30, 2020

The Art of Crochet

I am a knitter and a very basic crocheter. My Mom, on the other hand, was the other way around. She had been crocheting her whole life. She stopped for a few years when we arrived in the USA and did not start again until my Dad passed away. I can understand why. Crocheting, as knitting, is relaxing and therapeutic; something she probably needed after my Dad died. She joined a group at her church and created many beautiful pieces. The creations below were made by her. 

These patterns were intricate and beautiful. She did them without even thinking. The sad part is that as dementia robbed her of her memory, she was no longer able to make these. I tried many times to get her to do them, since she could not walk, and it would be a great past time. She made excuses that her glasses were not good, that her vision was not what it used to be, but I knew she just could not remember. I am keeping my dresses, framed a couple of the doilies and shared the rest with my sisters and niece. I find them to be works of art to be treasured and enjoyed.

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Acrylic Marbling: Fun and Colorful

 It seems that in the art world you find those that love traditional art and those that love abstracts. I fall in the middle loving both. I have discovered acrylic marbling. I find it to contain the element of surprise and a very colorful result.  I also like the fact that it is great to use while traveling. You only need  paper, pan, water and paint.  The only choice I make is on the size of the painting and the color combination, the rest is not under my control. How fun is that?

Below are some of my latest creations. A couple of these have already sold. It seems that I may not be the only one that likes them. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

My Biggest Fan

Last month I lost my biggest mother. She lived 92 years and her life was not without problems. For one, she was not able to walk for the last few years. Still, she loved life, loved us and the beauty around her.

It was so exciting to show her my new creations. She would always respond, "Que belleza" or "Precioso". She may have found them beautiful, but would say that there was nothing better than my clouds and seascapes.  She would get so excited whenever I made a sale. She valued money and would follow her excitement on the sale by asking if I received a good price for it, which always made me laugh. I have not painted anything new since she passed, but I have made sales. It is extremely sad not to share the good news with my biggest fan. 

I was happy she went to all of my art exhibitions and projects, until illness kept her home. She was curious about the Wynnwood Art District. It was difficult to take her in the wheelchair, but she had a tour from the car. She wanted to see the colorful umbrella display  in Coral Gables. She was also able to enjoy that. She enjoyed seeing the beauty at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens and seeing the butterflies.  Her love of life and beauty kept her interested and ready for everything. Like her, I will continue to enjoy the beauty around me and remember her with each of my creations.

No one will ever love me like she did. 

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Pachamama Exhibition

April 22nd is Earth Day! It is a yearly event, celebrated around the world,  that brings awareness to our environment.and what we can do to protect it. It is appropriate that The National League of American Pen Women have their Pachamama exhibition on this day.

“Pachamama” is Mother Earth. Our Mother Earth plays an important role in our lives and every single living thing that connects us to her. She provides for us the essentials to survive in this world. She should be praised and taken care of by all of us. Our planet is where we live connected to other living things. She is also the inspiration for our work. We, as artist,s have a very important message to send and spread everywhere: our concern and love for our planet. Together we’ll find a way for everyone who shares her space, to make her a priority. She is that special, we are all connected.

What will happen to our existence ...if what she provides is gone?

I am proud to have been juried into this show honoring Mother Earth. The details are as follows:

Date: April 22, 2020
Place : FIU Green Library
Address:11200 SW 8 Street
Time: 6 - 9 pm

"Heliconia" - Watercolor batik on rice paper

"Tropical Greens" - Watercolor Batik on rice paper

Friday, January 10, 2020

Meditation in White

It's 2020!
A new year.....a new decade...... and an exhibition at a new gallery.
The National League of American Pen Women (Coral Gables branch) is a group of very talented women. We have artists that work in oil, acrylic, watercolor and clay. In addition, we have authors and musicians. 
This is our first exhibition of the year and new to:

Hernan Gamboa Gallery.
4000 West Flagler Street,
Miami, Fla. 33134
7-9 pm

We look forward to having you join us for our closing reception on January 24, 2020. There will be refreshments, great music, and, of course great art.

"Serenity" - Acrylic

"Come Fly with Me" - Acrylic

"Here's Looking at You" - watercolor

Irma's Fury" - watercolor/acrylic