Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Moore Girls Picturing Poe

Moore College of Art - Illustration Major Classmates
L/R - Nan, Sandy, Carmella

On Sunday morning, a mini college reunion took place.

Picturing Poe:

Illustrations for Edgar Allan Poe's Stories and Poems

at the Brandywine River Museum

Our get together was just the spark needed for we three, ever searching middle aged creative friends. Even now, well into our fifties, we are all still trying to evolve and reinvent ourselves as artists. What will be our next new interest, project or direction? We talked about college, old times, teachers, art, artists, creativity, jobs, family, growth, expression, creativity, style, blogs, ruts and goals. We got absorbed in the art of more than two dozen artists featured in the exhibit, including some of my favorites; Édouard Manet, Paul Gauguin, Aubrey Beardsley, Howard Pyle and Arthur Rackham. We also went through the N.C. Wyeth and Andrew Wyeth exhibits. It was all very exhilarating. After a delicious lunch at the museum cafe, we strolled by the river and enjoyed the beautiful warm sunny autumn day.

Watercolor Sketch of Edgar Allan Poe

Thank you Nan, thank you Carmella, thank you Edgar;
for a most memorable and enjoyable day! 


  1. WOW! That's a really great watercoor sketch of Poe! Really awesome, Sandy!



    1. Hey Kim, thanks. Yes, I must admit, I am "drawn" to the dark side. Poe is so interesting. :-)

  2. Oh, Sandy, amazing watercolor of Mr. Poe!
    Your mini-reunion sounds like a real shot in the arm to stir up new ideas and inspiration. How fun to get together with old friends (and I mean "old" as in long-time, not age, lol). What a great day you had! I am sure you also talked about kittens!!
    Thanks for sharing this experience!! Hugs!!

    1. Hi Robin- Yes, it was a wonderful day. There wasn't much time to talk about kitties, but I did interject a thing or two! :-) As always, thanks a bunch for your awesome comments! Hugs!

  3. Oh, Sandy, that sounds like it was such a wonderful time! I am happy for all three of you. ;)

    1. For me, it is always a rare treat to get together with other artists in person. We are going to make an effort to do it more often.

  4. It was really a wonderful day. It's great to have this connection after so many years. have a Happy Thanksgiving! Carmella


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