I was so excited to teach the class this morning ~ I couldn't wait to share this new style rose with my students. I think they all loved it ~ and they certainly painted it very well ~ actually better than I did the first time I tried!
This is the tray I painted in class and Jane won the drawing so she took it home with her.
always good to see Sharlee! She is a complete riot to have in class and I love to listen to her mumble about her project ~ today I might have embarrassed her just a bit and held up her tray because she said it was horrible and I held it up for the class to see how gorgeous it was. They had creative license to paint the roses on the tray however they wanted to.
It was great to have Melanie join us for her first class with me. She took lessons in NC and just moved to GA. She obviously had a great teacher in NC and she did a fabulous job on this new style rose.
This was Jane's first class and I was blown away with how beautiful her roses turned out! Big, open and beautiful roses.
I knew she'd love this new style rose because it's much easier to paint than the other style roses I've been teaching. I'm sure her sisters are gonna start begging for this to be painted on everything!
Always good to see Jenny too! Lovely roses Jenny ~ we wish you well with your knee surgery and hope for a quick recovery! Paint, paint, paint while you are recovering!
Such a ray of light you are Ruth! Super sweet and just jumps right in there at every class.
Enjoy your time at Hilton Head.
I always give Nicole a hard time in class cause she does her own thing but she knows that I'm just joking with her ~ she picks up that brush and beautiful things happen. I love how she is able to just start without hesitation even when it's something completely NEW. Beautiful as always!
Nicole also was the one who won the drawing for the Super Convention pack. I had a blast collecting, purchasing, gathering items for her SCP. My friends Hazel and Terry also picked up some extras throughout the week to put in the bag as well.
Here are the contents ~
I love that black swatch of fabric! Donna Dewberry and her son Joel have a new line of fabrics coming out and they are absolutely GORGEOUS! Not sure when you can purchase them but check out onestroke.com
to see availability.
I also FOUND this on Saturday after paint class. I was leaving Hobby Lobby and walked right past this endcap and low and behold there was the bag that I've wanted since I saw it on
Everyday Beauty's blog. I even emailed her to find out where she got it. It retails for $34.99 but HL has a coupon this week so I got it 40% off!
Did you know that you can go to HL's website and print off a coupon? Sorry if you don't have a HL in your area ~ ours ROCKS!
Just had to share this picture with you as well.
This is my nephew Chandler scoring a goal in their state championship game (which they won).
That's him ~ sky high in the air.
Such skill ~ He jumped so high and hit the ball off of the side of his body to make the goal! He is incredibly talented and I'm sure will end up with a scholarship to college for soccer.
Have a great week. My Austin comes home tomorrow from Hilton Head ~ I'm glad he got to go spend time with his Aunt, Uncle and three cousins but I sure do miss having him around
here! Off to the pool to cool off ~ 98 degrees here today and HOT.