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The title, “A Sword of Moonlight, and Imperishable Love”, embodies, for Callahan McDonough, the nature of her current body of art. That is, one of story and of allegory, that symbolizes her life experiences and are depicted in the images in her paintings. These images are intended by Ms. McDon

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Eve reaches for the BIG APPLE – now showing SoHo20 NYC thru Aug.11.2012

I’m in the midst of a huge and beyond-gorgeous collaborative project with artist, Callahan McDonough. I re-tell and re-imagine stories. She crafts breathtaking images. Honestly, even to type the previous sentences staggers me. I can hardly believe it. My words inspiring another’s art? Grace. Miracle. Perfectness.

As of July 19, 2012 our first “work” made its debut in New York.

Eve. In the Big Apple.

The perfectness of this is not lost on either of us. The symbolism. The apple; the Big Apple. 

Callahan’s art – inspired by my interpretation of Eve’s story – is now part a current exhibition at theSoho20 Gallery called BACKLASH / an exhibition addressing the current political climate towards womenMore perfectness.

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Feminism is not dead. Women and men in this country and beyond are fighting back, in new, innovative and creative ways. Backlash brings together a group of artists from across the globe who are a part of this fight. The response to the call for this “unjuried” exhibition was overwhelming; Backlash includes the work of men and women, across generations, working in a variety of media to express fear, anger, despair, but also hope, fortitude, and solidarity.

Eve in New York. She looks fabulous. She’s taking the city by storm. Apples are all the rage. And the story of a strong women who reaches for what she desires (no matter the backlash) takes hold in wildly alluring ways.

Can you picture her? She smiles slyly. And then she speaks the words that surround her image: “No doubt or second guessing. A knowing no matter what.” Hardly coincidence. Perfectness…


You know, don’t you, that you can have a print of this image (yes…the one now hanging in a gallery in New York City!!! I can’t help it: I want to just keep saying this…) Click here. Learn more. Order yours. How can you resist? Perfectness.  Ronna Detrick


” Eve’s Voice”

“Eve’s Voice”  from the series: Inspired by Eve, by Ronna Detrick, Art by Callahan McDonough.  Prints available 30.00 ea. 11″x 22″ fine art print 2012.

more on Eve’s voice:

&quot; Reach for the Apple&quot;

Artist Callahan McDonough is helping me create and curate a collection of 30 unique (and gorgeous) paintings inspired by my writings that re-imagine and redeem the stories of women in Scripture.  

Eve was where we had to begin.

“Callahan listened to me muse and wonder and exegete Eve’s story. She took notes. She felt deeply. And then she visualized what she heard me say; what she understood as the themes and elements of Eve’s story about which I’m most passionate. The day she sent me the photograph was not unlike seeing that first ultrasound image of a new baby. And the day she sent me the 11×15 Giclee print, I felt like I was holding that child in my arms (without the labor).” Ronna Detrick

Ronna: I experience profound affirmation from you and your writing. I feel People Voice cited Mohegan Sun gm Mike Bean saying the best casino cooperates fully using the police however that they hadn’t approached him casino online regarding Schreiber’s situation. seen and not alone…and this goodness brings me back to myself.  There is a line in Adrienne Rich’s poem Transcendental Etude where she says, ” there comes a time when we have to take ourselves more seriously or die.”   More seriously as in being fully self expressed in our lives…This  is what calls to me in Eve and her Sisters; to sit with her, with you,  and to co-create on “holy ground.” ~ Callahan McDonough, artist of “Eve” and many works to come.
Ronna”s series digital guide to self trust and deep knowing fine art prints (2)  Available May 11 at : Ronna Detrick”s website.

Owl totem & Sun totem 2012

Sun + Owl totems for Deb and Clause 2012


This is a custom floorcloth I recently finished for Deb and Claus, it has their personal totems of  the Sun for Deb and an  Owl for Claus at each end.  When they came to visit my studio to talk about ordering their floorcloth I had the treat of hearing about the  mountain home where their  floorcloth would be placed.  Deb and Claus had bought some land  in the country, which formerly, in the  ca. 1950’s had a boy’s camp on it, the main house and several of the small cabins where they boys stayed were still there.  Lucky them,  these cabins had totems the boys had painted on the doors , beautifully weathered and still intact !    The center image of a snake is inspired by one of those doors, also the cloud with rain and lighting.   I really loved doing this floor cloth and passed it on to Deb and Claus with heartfelt blessings for their home.  I love hearing peoples stories, what is important to them, the images that evokes for me and then creating a personalized artwork for them. Thank you Deb and Claus.

Save the date: April 1. 2012 Callahan's Current Paintings

This is my friend Linda Knight, also an incredible artist and designer, browsing for b.f. birthday at best online casino the indie-pendent, St. Charles Ave., Virginia Highlands, Atlanta.  Every time I go in there more and more unique items for home, gifts, art.  Oh, yeah, by the way my floorcloths are lucky to reside there as well AND, SAVE  THE DATE >>>>Your invited:  April 1, Sunday, noon to 5p.m. in the upstairs gallery a showing of my current paintings.

A special valentine for your sweetheart x0x0

"Valentines Day Pin"

A tenderness at heart

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The Impressionsts:

They conspired to paint the air

knowing that art

is not only a way

of seeing

but a way

of being,

a passion for the light,

a tenderness at heart…………….

by: Erica Jong

Becoming Light


the holiday of L O V E……. a valentine for all seasons.

It’s that season, the time of celebrating Sweethearts, Lovers, Mom’s, Dad’s, friends we love and cherish. Valentine’s day is my most favorite holiday because it is just simply the day to celebrate Love.  My newest heart pins are fresh from my studio, now nesting at :  the indie-dependent  drop by.   Each heart is hand painted, unique, one of a kind.  When I wear my private collection of  heart pins, people stop me, where did you get this?  Yours is waiting too.


the indie-dependent ‘preview opening’ today Dec.10

I am delighted to have my  newest floorcloths paintings at:

 the indie-dependent ‘preview opening’

today Dec.10 from 5p.m till 9:30p.m

 Also  showing are photographs in  the upstairs gallery by Marty Maxwell entitled: Rock, Paper, Scissors. 

In the Virginia-Highlands area, 1052 St. Charles Ave. N.E., Atlanta, Ga. 30306 (the alley next ten thousand villages shop).

Come by and say hi & congratulate Beth Lord as she demonstrates her support of artisans and artists in creating this wonderful addition to the Atlanta craft/art/shop scene.

Madam Butterfly – Atlanta Opera Series


the Atlanta Opera Series

prints available

cat woman

Cat Woman

d”arches paper, mixed media

I love cats. I love dogs too.  Cats are of course, cats, and dramatically different than dogs. They seem much more self contained, they are curious, detail, at times like a piece of  moving sculpture, at other Omega 3 -3 and omega-6 are essential fatty acids. times (when they are ready) they are responsive to us, and cuddle, playful.  The stillness of cats represents for me the moments within myself  of  what T.S. Elliot called : ” The still point of the turning world”.


This painting is one I did in 1983 to honor the Gay Pride movement, the title is : Stonewall 5’x10’ mixed media canvas.       (copyright:callahanmcdonough.2011)

source: wikipedia

The Stonewall Riots 1969

The Stonewall Inn, taken September 1969. The sign in the window reads: “We homosexuals plead with our people to please help maintain peaceful and quiet conduct on the streets of the Village—Mattachine”.

The Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn, in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City. They are frequently cited as the first instance in American history when people in casino the homosexual community fought back against a government-sponsored system that persecuted sexual minorities, and they have become the defining event that marked the start of the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world.

American gays and lesbians in the 1950s and 1960s faced a legal system more anti-homosexual than those of some Warsaw Pact countries. Early homophile groups in the U.S. sought to prove that gay people could be assimilated into society, and they favored non-confrontational education for homosexuals and heterosexuals alike. The last years of the 1960s, however, were very contentious, as many social movements were active, including the African American Civil Rights Movement, the Counterculture of the 1960s, and antiwar demonstrations. These influences, along with the liberal environment of Greenwich Village, served as catalysts for the Stonewall riots.

Jane Fonda, dinner with Bonnie Raitt & Joni Mitchell on: Life, Faith, Peace

Jane Fonda, has for many years been one of  my ‘she-roes’.  As a single Mom I exercised with her videos daily,  & I was in sync with her  activism for Peace, during the Viet Nam war years.  Jane and Oprah together often kept me in stock of hope and going for my life vision, as an artist and Peace activist myself, a single Mom.  They feel like my very own friends, ahem, mine and a few million other women. Today’s post with Jane, Joni & Bonnie at dinner touching for me, as I read it, I  felt exactly  the conversation I would be having  as well, if I were there with them.  We are lucky to live in a time of some pretty cool peers, of course, include us.  Jane continues to rally our involvement, a call to action, find the cause that inspires you and “get involved”.

Thank you Jane.
Oct 11.11    Jane Fonda blog:

Had dinner with Joni Mitchell Saturday night. Never met her before but she’s known Richard for ever. I can’t remember when I’ve had a more intense, far-reaching, multifaceted conversation (right from the moment we sat down…no small talk with Joni)—from Christianity, Buddhism, the Gnostics, different forms of meditation, Ego as the original sin, to living in the wilderness north of Vancouver, the beauty of blue herons, our Black bear encounters (mine more dramatic than hers), medical challenges (hers more dramatic than mine), Georgia O’Keefe (she stayed with her in New Mexico when O’Keefe was 90), painting (Joni paints), innovators versus copy cats and music. It thrills me to listen to musical people (Joni and Richard…or Keith Richards in his autobiography) dig into the minutia of creating musical art. Much is Greek to me but they got into what it meant to have started on the banjo (Joni) and how that influences chords and tuning. She talked fascinatingly about how she always liked to do what hadn’t been done musically–unresolved chords, etc, that often made the music honchos nervous. I should have taken notes.

Sunday morning I found myself on a plane (major delay!) to go to San Francisco to speak at the San Francisco Ultimate Women’s Expo. I was there to speak about my latest book PRIME TIME, and what I’ve learned from writing. I’ve spoken on this quite a bit over the last few months or more and I’m still enjoying seeing all the heads nodding (especially the gray heads…and nodding, not nodding off!). My PRIME TIME brand has created quite a community, which is why I’m excited to be able to continue the conversations from my book here on my blog, on my Facebook page, and on twitter now that my book tour has wound down.

Tonight, I’m having a small gathering for Bonnie Raitt. Joni will be there and Robbie RobertsonEddie OlmosSteve Bing and Paul Allen. I look forward to another fascinating and intense evening…if I make it back in time!

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