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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Views from around my studio..

Good morning blogfriends!!
Hoping this Wednesday morning is going well for you and that you enjoyed the 4th with family and friends.
I was simply spent, and could not make myself part from the couch!!
We literally drove the 12 hour drive through the night to get my son to his Freshman Orientation at Western New England and returned home on Monday morning after driving though the night again!!  Great idea as there was no traffic, but man, oh man were we exhausted!!!
Around the studio, I am still doing the 100 day challenge.  This 12x12 has been added to my Etsy shop along with some of my handmade cards from the challenge.  

I finally feel as though I am coming into my own with painting!!
...and it feels great!!
Enjoy your week everyone!!
Until next time,

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

100 Day Challenge...

Good morning blog friends!!!
I decided a few weeks ago that I would to the 100 day challenge.  I wanted to do 100 abstract paintings.  I figured doing anything for 100 days would have to make me better, right?
I am having such a great time doing this!!
Its simply 100 days of practice for me.
I get to experiment and well, paint.
I also had the pleasure of being a guest on Jerrysartarama Facebook Live.
I had such a blast, and I was honestly so pleased with the response.  If you know me at all, you know I was a WRECK!
With the close of school for this year, my not so little one is ready for his next adventure.
He is ready...
I am not so sure that I am...my studio keeps me busy though.
Until next time,

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Happy Tuesday!!

Good morning blog friends,
Hoping this day finds you well and off to an amazing start to your Tuesday!!
Lots of great things have been happening around here, and it seems there is loads more to come with such busy weeks ahead!!
This past Saturday was prom.  Senior prom for us...which makes it bittersweet.  My son with his childhood friend Julianne.
Looking at this makes my heart so happy as all four of them have been friends since they were 2 years old!!  I am just so excited for what lies ahead for them!!
In the studio, I have been having a blast on canvas...yes...canvas!!!
If you know me, then you know my struggle with canvas has been real!!  Lately, its been loads of fun!!
Making marks, adding color and simply playing around...
Learning to let go and just play has not come easy for me.  What I have learned is that it takes time, and lots and lots of ugly work to truly see the magic!!
Have a great day everyone!!
Until next time,

Monday, May 1, 2017

Crazy Busy Good Times!!

Happy Monday!!
Hope your day is off to a great start.
It had been a bit of insanity around here.  Lots and lots going on.  Seems no matter how hard I try, I just can't keep up.
Celebrating Senior Night is a bit bitter sweet.  I just can't believe that we are getting so close to graduation.  I honestly felt that I had loads of time to have my little one at home, but sigh...he graduates in June, and must stretch those wings.
He will spend his next four years at Western New England in Springfield, Mass.  I am excited because he is so excited, but that is such a long way from home!!  I love that he gets to continue to do what he loves.
In the studio, its been a flurry of goodness!!
Chaos the story of my life in finished, matted and framed and ready for a new home!
I tackled a 30 x 30 and won!!  It was a full body workout, but such a great feeling!!
You may have noticed my side bar where I have opened up my Etsy shop!!!  That was a long time coming!!
I have handpainted greeting cards!!
I have thoroughly enjoyed making these!!
...and...when you spend 22 hours on the softball field, its nice to come hkme as champions!!
Until next time,

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Humble Beginnings...

I started painting a while back...maybe 8 or so years ago in a journal.  I know that I liked to create...anything, so I picked up a sketchbook and started splashing paint around.  
I have found that even though I may move in other directions, returning to my sketchbook to ground and center myself is always comforting.  A well worn and loved journal always holds a special place for me.
Until next time,

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

A Workshop Announcement or Two 😊

I am excited to be back at Jerrysartarama in Raleigh on March 18th--Sunday from 1-4 teaching Art Journaling using the Gelli Plate! 
Going to be loads of fun, so I hope you will join me if you can!!
Use the link for more info and to sign up, or call the store..919-876-6610.

And...Feb 18th I will be doing a customer demo at Jerrysartarama Virginia Beach featuring the Pebeo Mixed Media line.  
The magic of these paints is simply unmatched!!!  
Until next time,

Monday, January 30, 2017

Day 30 and Challenge Complete! 😎

I can not believe that we are already to Day 30!!!  
I am just so surpirsed at how quickly this month went by...and looking back, I have learned a great deal about my studio habits and the art of letting go!! 
This is another 8x8 done on Gessobord--A City in Chaos #2.
Until next time,
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