Header/Navigation Bar

Monday, September 29, 2014

Back to Reality...

Happy Monday Blog Friends!!
I have to say...back to reality is simply no fun!  I have truly learned that all good things just must come to an end...sigh...
I spent last week at the Pebeo North American Headquarters in Sherbrook, Canada learning their Mixed Media Line of paints...W-O-W!!!
Here is a glimpse of our studio space!!!  Just luscious!!
What an amazing experience!!

I learned to paint with Resins!!!
And had the opportunity to play and experiment for hours on end!
I can not even describe how amazing this was!  Talk about living a dream!!!
On Friday....it was time to say goodbye to the new friends I made...
And head back to reality from my gorgeous, clean and quiet hotel room...
Goodbye beautiful view...
And....back to this great view for a Monday morning...
Ouch....I will be grading for a long time!!!!!
Until next time,

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

T Minus 24 hours....


In a little over 24 hours, I will finally get to use this little guy!  Tomorrow morning, I leave for Canada to train with Pebeo and their new Mixed Media line... total excitement!!!  Talk about dream life!!!
In the studio, I continue to plug away at the 30 paintings....Maybe a bit more like a painting a week, but, its a whole lot more than I have ever done before!!!
I hope you all have the greatest day ever. I will try to remember to stop, breathe, and get my camera out during my adventure!  Oh, and thank YOU all for being a part!
Until next time,

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Day 10....

If you ever want to make your month fly by...join a challenge!!!
Its day 10 of Leslie's 30 paintings in 30 days...and welp....I find myself already behind...sigh....

Most days I cone home too exhausted to even head upstairs to my studio...
I have been invited to have my very first show!!!  The show will be held at Blake Street Studios downtown Raleigh, and will go up with a reception October 3!!!  Sounds great...but this gal has a lot of work to do to get it done!  My plan is to paint like crazy all weekend long...paint, grade papers, get lessons done...and paint some more!!!
Hope you all are having a great week!
Until next time,

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Day 4...

I am blogging from my phone tonight as I almost let this day slip right by.
I taught a class at Jerrys tonight, and did this piece for the 30 in 30 challenge...
It was again wonderfully nice to let paint fly after a very hectic day at work... And even more wonderful to end the day with a great art journaling class!
Until next time,


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Day 2....

Technically it is Day 3 of this challenge...
I truly enjoyed coming home yesterday afternoon and letting go of the day in my studio.  I don't know about you all...but it feels so wonderful to have this outlet!!!
Thank you Leslie for such a wonderful challenge!!!
Until next time,

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Back in the Studio....Finally.


Good Morning, blogfriends!!!  Hope that you all have had a great weekend....and, if you had the day off yesterday, I truly hope that you enjoyed it!  I know that I did!!!
I can't believe that it has been since August the 19th that I have visited my journal!  I have been in my studio...but working on something a bit different that consumed me.
 
 
I was asked to work at an outdoor festival this past weekend...where kids would be able to work on a craft.  My task was to prepare for 1,000 kids!!!  So, for weeks, I consumed with preparing tags like this one...

 
It was a lot of fun, but, wow was I tired!!!!  Luckily, the weather was simply perfect....
 
This morning, it was all about me.....getting my hands dirty in paint, and getting back to work on things just for enjoyment!!!  I am participaing in Leslie Saeta's 30 paintings in 30 days...of course, today is day 2, and I'm just beginning...sigh...but I am here, and created this!!!


I will come home after work today, and head right back to my studio to get busy on creating todays painting.  I just love the idea of a new painting every day....especially for me since I want to grow and "learn" to paint.
I hope that today is amazing for you!
Until next time,

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Goodbye Sweet Summer...and Great News!!

Today was my first day back at it...
I am already frazzled beyond belief!!  No matter how much I try to prepare during the summer, I am simply overwhelmed going back.
Goodbye long days of playing in my studio, and naps, dear sweet naps, You will be missed incredibly...sigh..
 
So, on to my news... 
A while back, I posted this piece that I did on canvas...
You may recall all of the "issues" I have had to face with painting on canvas.  These issues have kept me from a long time goal of submitting work to shows...well, I found the courage to submit this to The N.E.W. Show at Visual Art Exhchamge in Raleigh, and you know what...it was accepted!!!
 
I could not even believe it when I saw my name amongst all the artists that were juried into the show!!
 
Again...I can not thank you all enough for such encouragement along the way!!!  This small accomplishment feels so amazing!!
Until next time,

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...