Pauline "Pauly" Brockington
12/17/1925 - 6/3/2020
Pauline "Pauly" Brockington, 94, of Saugatuck passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Pauly was born and raised in Columbus Ohio. She spent many enjoyable summers at Big Darby Creek in the Hocking Hills of Ohio. Pauly graduated from The Ohio State University, where she met her husband Ned. She was a long time resident of Saugatuck, where she worked at Force's Gifts and Saugatuck Bank. She was very involved in the Saugatuck-Douglas Art Club, Garden Club, and Historical Society. Pauly was a storyteller, through both her writing and painting. She was an active part of a writers group that published "Meanderings" articles in the Commercial Record. She wrote hundreds of stories for her grandchildren about growing up in Ohio, and what it was like to be a child of the depression. She was always happy when she had a cup of coffee, a good mystery book, and a schnauzer in her lap. Preceded in death by husband Ned, son Joseph, and sisters Iris Roper and Shirley Kensinger. Survived by children, William (Suzanne) Brockington of Whitehall, Susan Brockington of Holland, daughter-in-law Catherine Brockington of Saugatuck, nine grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. A private family burial took place in Riverside Cemetery, Saugatuck. A memorial gathering to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Pauly's name to Saugatuck-Douglas Art Club Scholarship, PO Box 176, Saugatuck, MI 49453.
SDAC member Susan Day Martell paints in a lush contemporary photorealistic style, deploying close up views of alluring florals in a way that is all her own. Susan Day Martell is inspired by the beauty of her surroundings in her own flower garden in Douglas. Largely self-taught, she has also studied with other contemporary artists around the country. Her medium is both oil and acrylics.
Painting since 2011, in recent years she has been concentrating on honing her skills in photorealism with her animal portraits and floral art. She has been selected for the "Top Twenty" of Holland's Tulip Time Art in Bloom competition for the last three years. Her work has also been selected for many regional art exhibitions and is in private collections around the country.
In Full Bloom
Susan Day Martell
May 28 to July 19, 2020
Solo Exhibition at the Holland Area Arts Council
Now offering private exhibit tours! Call (616)396-3278 or email email@example.com to schedule.
From member Judy Anthrop: My latest hooked rug is a map of Saugatuck from Lake Michigan to the Keewatin, passing the cove, Mt. Baldy, Oval Beach, and city hall. It's 9 feet long and 36 wide. It got so heavy I could hardly finish it. It has been about 12 years since I started it. It weighs 11 pounds which converts to about 12 yards of wool. I have about 1400 hours work and because of arthritis and carpel tunnel I am officially retiring from rug hooking.
By the way I have pounds of wool that I had sent thru the cutter over the years if someone can dream up a use. It is all 100 percent wool. There are about 12 bags. Perhaps felting and for sure rug hooking. A rug hooker likely could not use it all up in a lifetime. I have even thought of boiling it all and running the car over it to become a felted rug.
Maryjo Lemanski is enjoying the online classes hosted by Royce Dean. New classes are posted at https://www.roycedeans.com/classes
Anne Corlett will teach her popular pastel class at Ox-Bow in August. Still Life In The Landscape-Working With Soft Pastel. Go to https://www.ox-bow.org/aom-summer-2020
SDAC member Priscilla Lynch reports that, “For the past seven weeks I have been participating in a weekly online stitch challenge presented by leading UK textile artists through textileartist.org. It has over 20,000 members worldwide and participants are encouraged to post their work on the group Facebook page. It has been fascinating and enlightening to see work from such a diverse group of men and women. The sculptor Louise Bourgeois is quoted as saying “Stitch is emotional repair”. Something we can all use in these troubling times”.
The original stitch challenge has ended, but videos etc. are still available at the textileartist.org website.
Textileartist.org has just announced the Textile Stitch Club will present weekly videos, workbooks and online discussion and feedback taught by a different textile artist from around the world each work. The cost per month is $27.00 US. For more information see TextileArtist.org
Judy Anthrop has been doing house portraits for friends. The portrait, below, is 6x8" and depicts a friend's condo in Holland. The work was a thank you for the hemming my latest hooked rug.
The next house portrait is 20x20" in oil. One of my fifth-grade students from 1969 asked me to do a painting of her authentic saltbox but I took artist liberty on style.