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Petrified Potato and Pearl Floral Necklace on display in the Artists
of Yardley Abundance Show

17 inch necklace of carved, hand painted petrified potatos with fresh water champagne pearls

WHEN - September 19 through October 12, 2014

WHERE - AOY ART CENTER located at the historic Janney House on Patterson Farm
949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley, PA 19067

The themed "Food, Fall and Farm" related exhibit will also be part of the annual AOY's Artoberfest to be held on Friday, October 3 and Saturday, October 4, 2014.

The festival opens with a Friday night pig roast and on Saturday features live music, craft artists, and an auction.

Balance and Flow wire sculpture selected for exhibit in the Artists
of Yardley 2nd Annual Juried Art Show

Serving as this year's juror is Director and CEO of the James Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA, Lisa Tremper Hanover.

Measuring 3 x 6 inches, Balance and Flow is the first of a series of light catching, ethereal, wire sculptures designed to be suspended or to rest on a pedestal or surface.

WHEN - May 3 - June 2, 2013
Opening Reception - Friday, May 3, 6 - 9 pm Awards Ceremony - 7:30 pm

WHERE - AOY ART CENTER located at the historic Janney House on Patterson Farm
949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley, PA 19067

Boutique to benefit Lower Makefield Seniors "Give to the Community Programs"

The bracelet pictured above was donated to the silent auction at the annual fundraiser hosted by Lower Makefield Seniors in October.

Proceeds benefit Give to the Community Programs, including Support the Troop's (
shipping donated items to a deployed member of our military), serving refreshments at The Veteran's Day Parade, support of the Lower Makefield Township Community Pride Day, collection for The First Presbyterian Food Bank, and donation of hand made items to The Morrisville Head Start Program and The Veteran's Hospital,.

Crazy Daisies Early Learning Game Launched. One Apple Storybook Revisited.

As a graphic designer, jewelry artist and a former educator, it's often hard to wear just one hat. Crazy Daisies was inspired by my granddaughter and it also features her voice.

Crazy Daisies is a free game sponsored by designed to help children learn their colors.

Click the daisy to play.

The alphabetical adventure, One Apple, an interactive storybook was launched 10 years ago in 2004. I've reposted the online preview that goes from A to H and am exploring the possibility of remastering the entire book.

While the storybook preview is intact, some of the toolbar links were outdated or obsolete so please keep that in mind. They've been relinked for easy navigation but some descriptions may be off since they were hardwired into the animation.

Preview the One Apple Storybook

Both One Apple and Crazy Daisies may be played online with flash player.

Monte Carlo night to benefit Autism Speaks & Autism Cares Foundation

The bracelet pictured rabove was donated for the silent auction at the fundraiser hosted by Ben's Buddies on November 10th.

Aside from supporting such a worthy cause, of interest is that the event took place at a truly unique venue. The Fuge in Warminster, PA. is a h
istoric space where early astronauts including Scott Carpenter, Alan Sheppard, Gus Grissom, John Glenn, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin trained in the most powerful human centrifuge of the day to simulate G force. Much of the equipment including the centrifuge is still there as part of the interior of the venue.

Donations to the Autism Speaks & Autism Cares Foundation may be made on the Ben's Buddies website below.

Ben's Buddies

The Fuge

artist statement

BACKGROUND. I started out as an educator teaching developmentally challenged adults vocational skills. After my daughter was born and went to school, I went back to school and became a graphic designer and worked in the corporate world.

Now, in order to spend more time with my family, I'm designing and constructing my own line of jewelry in my own studio.

INSPIRATIONS. Growing up in Tyrone, central Pennsylvania my grandmother and mother taught me how to knit at an early age. I learned to love gardens and flowers from my great aunts and grandmothers. I became a great knitter but don't do as well in the garden.

Then, in fifth grade, my teacher, Mrs Clever often put me in charge of decorating and posting the bulletin boards in our classroom. I even got to pick my own team of helpers.

IT ALL COMES TOGETHER. As an adult working as a graphic designer in the office, I was often struck how gratifying and similar it felt to when I was creating those bulletin boards in fifth grade.

And as far as the knitting goes, most of my jewelry line is knit and crocheted with fine gauge artist wire. The fact that it's shiny and glitters is a great bonus for me as I've always loved art glass and stones.

I think you can see from the website design and the
Crazy Daisies children's game where the love of flowers come in. What's great is those flowers won't wilt, and neither will the jewelry that I design.

Jewelry by Ann Rodgers Brown

related links

Artists of Yardley

Lower Makefield Seniors

Ben's Buddies

The Fuge

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