Monday, January 07, 2008

Happy Monday!

Wanted to share some of what I've been up to ~

This is the first piece I painted in 2008! It's an old cabinet door turned into a tray and handpainted with grapes in the middle. I haven't sealed it yet - haven't decided if I want it matte or shiney.

Paint day with Stacia ~

Stacia won a paint day with me a couple of months ago for taking 6 classes in one month and we had such a great day. She is such a sweetheart. She started our morning off just right with a Venti Caramel Macchiato from Starbucks ~ yum!

She got to pick two projects she wanted to paint and I was thrilled with the two that she picked (two of my favorites).
First, was a summer landscape we did last August. She painted it on a 16x20 canvas and did such a fabulous job!

Second project was the Tiger lilies that my classes had painted earlier last year as well and again she just amazed me with being able to look at my finished canvas, take instruction and paint it beautifully!
I got to watch mostly which was awesome to see Stacia apply all that she has learned over the past few months in paint class.
Great job Stacia! I had a blast.

I'm home to day all day ~ doesn't happen very often in my life ~ but when it does I just LOVE it! I have a lot of painting to do with January classes and need to get my next couple of months class schedules ready.

Happy Birthday to my bloggin' friend Sandi!
Check out her fabulous blog on the picture to the

Have a fabulous MONDAY and wonderful week.



Sugar Bear said...

A painting day sounds like such fun! I think Stacia learned from the best. Hope you enjoy your stay at home day!

Julie said...

Enjoy your day off. I love the tray. Was it made from a recycled cabnet door? Very unique!

Anonymous said...

Where do you find all those old doors and windows!! Im so totally impressed!!! And those awesome other things!! I LOVE THEM!
Oh, I think you should go glossy with.......glitter!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sandy, Stacia is very talented.....they are both gorgeous! The tray is divine, converted from a door what a fab idea! So nice to have a day at home ! Jenn and Jacqui

Alison Gibbs said...

Sandy looks like Stacia had a fun day.

Linda said...

Nice tray San. Looks like you and Stacia had a great day. She did a beautiful job on both pieces.
Love ya,

Mary Isabella said...

I really lke that tray.It is so awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

Terry Richey said...

That tray is terrific! I gotta keep that in mind when I am shopping flea markets and remember to look for old cabinetry. I am so busy working two jobs, and tax season is starting to pick up. Can't wait until I have a day to paint. I miss you!

Christi Snow said...

I love that tray and how awesome for Stacia. She created some gorgeous canvases...gotta love a great teacher! smiles...

Anonymous said...

It's been a while since I checked in and it looks like you have been a very bust artistic beaver!!!
Thanks for the review on the movie!!! It sounds wonderful! What do ya think the appropriate female age level is for this movie? Just curious...
Have a WONDERFUl year full of fun, happiness and peace...

joan said...

Great job Stacia! Looks like a fun day! It's so great to have soemthing you truly love to do and you can tell from your posts how much you enjoy it.

Rosemary said...

What a fun day for Stacia!!
I love the grapes you painted.
Thanks for sharing,

Donna said...

Very nice painted tray! Great idea!

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hi Sandy!

What a beautiful tray that is, and a marvelous idea! I enjoy all of your beautiful paintings! Enjoy!



Terri and Bob said...

A painting day would be so awesome right now!

Sandi McBride said...

Sandy hon, thank you so much for the birthday rememberence. Where do you come up with these ideas? That is just so great...a door to a tray...still loving my tray...and Stacia's work is fantastic! You're a mighty fine teacher Miz Sandy!

carlene federer said...

great idea for a tray, so cute! And fab projects for your very apt pupil, kudos to you both!

liveit63 said...

happy snowy january 9th! we've just returned from our journey to tennessee & the family wedding - graci & sibs absolutely LOVE the name boards and we have them up(had to get them up BEFORE we left on our road trip) and they look awesome! nana gave them an art table for christmas that she handcrafted and have all that together in their "studio"...just had to jump on my laptop first thing this morning and get caught up on all your posts! missed it while i was to all! chat soon! nancy from nebraska

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

I love that tray! I love that tray! I love that tray!

Sorry, that's all I can think to say because wow! It's gorgeous!

(Okay, I have a thing for grapes! lol)

Sandi McBride said...

Sandy darlin' it's Friday...whre are you, hon?

Terri and Bob said...

Hey, I forgot to ask how much those darling key chains are!

Julie said...

I love your paintings and am so impressed as I can't even paint by number. I do a good job with a paintbrush on a wall though! : )

I LOVED the picture of the grapes. I decorated my bedroom in "winery" pictures, so the grapes caught my eye.

You are very talented.

I am new to blogging world and am not even sure how I found you, but I enjoyed seeing the beauty you have created.

Have a blessed day,