Sunday, February 16, 2014

Getting fired up for service! Memphis Empty Bowls May 18th 2014

Food is the most basic of human needs. Food is the way we celebrate, the way we connect, and often the way we care for one another. We honor these experiences with our thankfulness, with our fellowship, and with our food choices. Yet many residents of Memphis and Shelby County struggle to obtain enough healthy food for themselves and their families. Sometimes this means going hungry, or relying on the overabundance of cheap, unhealthy foods laden with salt, fat, and sugar to meet daily food needs.

There is a critical relationship between social and economic components of society and the ability to eat and access healthy, fresh food. This year, the Memphis Empty Bowls Project is proud to benefit Memphis-area local food pantries as well as the Double Green$ program of Grow Memphis. In its third year of existence, Double Green$, provides a dollar-for-dollar match up to $10 when shoppers spend their SNAP benefits at participating farmers markets providing options and dignity to low income residents in Memphis.

In my art classes with the Bridge Homeschool group we will be creating bowls to support this charitable event.  Each student will create their own design and paint it on a ceramic bowl and donate it to support the
Memphis Empty Bowls Project
Please look at the bowls from last year's event created by Bridge students.  At the bottom of the post is a link to the Empty Bowls project site where you can find information purchasing tickets to the event May 18th! 

Your participation in this project represents a $25 ticket for every bowl donated. As guests leave with their empty bowls they serve as reminders of the hunger in our community. Thank you so much for using your compassion and creativity to make this event possible!!!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Welcome Back Bridge Students! Here is the link to your supplies!

Welcome Back everyone!  I can't believe the summer is coming to a close.  I look forward to hearing about everyones summer adventures.  I wanted to start the year by introducing you to my blog
Here I will post pictures to share our creative adventures in the classroom and community as well as fun announcements!
 Empty Bowls project supporting the Memphis Food Bank last year.

 Me painting the mountains of North Carolina this summer!
The school year begins.  Our daughters classroom!

To begin we need supplies!  I have set up online ordering of supplies through Dick Blick Art supplies.  If you have pastels or watercolors or a portfolio from a previous years with me you do not need to repurchase them.  You will need to get new ebony pencils, erasers, pens and the prismacolor colored pencils on the list.  Ordering is easy! Click on the following link
Click on registries and lists in the upper right of the tool bar, scroll down and select Blick U lists.
In the next field select Tennessee as your state, Studio Bloom as your school and my lists will appear at the bottom of the screen.  Example:  Intro to Art grades 5th-8th The Bridge Homeschool Group and my name Gwendolyn English.  Click on the list and purchase the supplies you need.  Please no substitutions!  These are what we need. Each student needs to have theirs supplies in class August 27th and 29th.  That gives students two weeks and Dick Blick is fast and very well priced!  Our first project is a personal sketchbook for use in and out of class all year!  I look forward to seeing everyone August 13th and 15th!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Jingle Jingle Jingle Jingle!
Come and Ring in the Holiday Season
At the Brooks Museum
This Sunday Dec. 2nd 

Friday, October 19, 2012

Happy Fall from Studio Bloom!
This Saturday October 20th
Broad Avenue Art Walk!

50+ Artists Showing thier work,
live music, food and drink!
Fun for the whole family

My books will be displayed at
Metal Works Design Studio
2537 Broad Ave.
Click on the links below for more infromation
If you have questions or want more details,
feel free to contact me at

Looking forward to seeing you!
Upcoming Fall Shows 2012!
Come Join Me
Gwen English

Broad Ave Art Walk
Saturday October 20th

Gallery Fifty Six
Contemporary Craft Open House
Nov. 8, 5 to 7 PM reception
Nov. 9 and 10 from 10am-5pm

Memphis Brooks Museum 
Holiday Artist Market
Sunday December 1st


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Art Mingle with Stacey White September 17th

I had a Great time Friday night with Stacy White at her Art Mingle Bridal Shower. 
 Check out the Mingle in action!

Ready to Paint!

Artists in Action!

The Final Mingle Masterpieces!

Thanks to Stacey White and her friends
 for inviting me to be a part of their event.
I had a blast!
It is not too early to book your Holiday Jingle Mingle!
Contact me at to book your holiday party today!
Watch for new Fall and Holiday paintings to be
released next week!

Friday, September 3, 2010

September Offer!

Schedule an Art Mingle at your home by September 15th and receive a gift certificate to attend another Art Mingle within six months of  your scheduled party for free! 
 Current Available paintings shown below.
Cost for 16"x 20" smooth canvas is $50  or $60 for textured canvas.  Cost for 20"x 20" smooth canvas is $55 or $65 for textured canvas.  All images shown below are textured.

"Neighborhood" 16"x 20" $50 smooth $60 textured

"Delta Sunset" 20"x 20" $55 smooth $65 textured

"Church" 16"x 20" $50 smooth $60 textured

"Poppies" 20"x 20" $55 smooth $65 textured

"Tree"  20"x 20" $55 smooth $65 textured

Monday, August 23, 2010

Kristin Oswalt's Art Mingle August 6th, 2010

We had a great time at Kristin's Art Mingle August 6th!  Check out the beautiful
 Delta Landscapes in progress!

Here are the finished paintings!

 If you would like to schedule an Art Mingle for you and your friends check out the paintings under the Art Mingle description in the upper left hand corner of the blog.

 I will guide you through the process.
 Before you know it you will have your own Mingle Masterpiece!

Contact me at 901-240-3304 or

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Claire Mcdonald's Art Mingles!

Welcome to my new blog!

Check out the fabulous Art Mingle we had at 
Claire's house in July!