My venting,Painting Classes & finally some sleep~
Thank you all for your sweet comments and suggestions regarding our IPOD fiasco.
I have filed a complaint with the Michigan Better Business Bureau so we'll see what comes of it.
I'm sure we'll never see IPOD again but I'm gonna make sure they hear my dissatisfaction LOUD & CLEAR!
I had some fabulous paint classes this week.
I cannot begin to tell you what JOY I get from being about to share my passion for painting with these ladies.
My Monday class was a basic strokes class ~ kinda. You didn't have to be a beginner to take this class but I had 7 new students take the class and it was awesome! It's was a way to kinda get back to basic paint strokes and combine them and complete a pretty project.
This was her first class with me. Although she's never painted before she is quite creative with a calligraphy pen and I think the two combined will produce some amazing pieces of ART!
Ann travels 2 hours to come to class which just amazes me. She works with a bunch of men and LOVES coming to hang out with us gals!
Ann won the project piece drawing and got to take home the project piece that I painted in class.
This was Nicole's 66th class I think ~ and it just goes to show that even after that many classes it's fun and helpful to go back to the basics of things and re-train.
My evening class was FULL & busy. I limit my classes to 8 so that I can get around to everyone and give them lots of attention. Of the 8 students 5 were brand new to my evening class and most brand new to painting.
This was Roz's first class with me
This was Paula's first class with me.
This was Diana's first class with me
Diana won the drawing and took home the project piece that I painted in class.
(Diana & Paula are sister in laws)
This was Joyce's first class.
Barb and Joyce are crochet buddies.
Dawn's daughter Deanna
This was her first class with me.
Today we painted a TRIO of Sunflowers
A large sunflower on a 14x14 canvas
and 2 8x10 canvases painted with a half sunflower and the back of a sunflower.
This was Carol's first class with me but she isn't new to painting and is quite creative with Oils, Acrylics and does a bit of stained glass.
Alice won the drawing and got to take home the 3 project pieces I painted in class.
After class I got to finally go to lunch with my friend Nicole. We were going to go to lunch on Monday but got a call from my youngest son asking me to pick him up from school. Took him to the doctor yesterday (since he stayed home from school) and he has some kind of virus they think and has coughed non-stop for 2 days now. Poor thing has given himself and me such a headache from all the coughing. He stayed home from school today and Daddy took care of him this morning and then had to go to work.
I did all of this on very little sleep. I don't know why but when my hubby is gone I cannot sleep. Even though we have an alarm system and I'd hear if anyone came in I am unable to go to sleep and think the absolute worse. I say my prayers and try to go to sleep (with one eye open of course) and am just unable to fall asleep or get comfortable. Hubby went off to Germany on Sat. for work (kinda of unexpected) and got home last night. I was so thrilled when he got home at 10:30 last night and couldn't wait to put my ear plugs in and go to sleep. Since my sweet hubby snores I have to wear ear plugs - maybe that is why I cannot fall asleep when he's gone because I don't have my earplugs in. Didn't realize how LOUD the dogs and cows are in our neighborhood ~ YES, cows. There is a house around the corner from us that has some land and lots of LOUD cows. They really did sound like they were outside my bedroom window one night having a fight with the hound dog that lives next door.
Maybe I can blame my lack of stellar bowling yesterday on lack of sleep. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy that I had over 100 for each of my games but since my average is 155 and I didn't hit it once ~ I really should have just stayed home ~ but instead went bowling and took my coughing sick son with me.
Hubby has gone off to take son #2 to basketball practice and I've done the dishes, laundry, and as soon as he gets home it's off to bed! Still need to catch up on my sleep.
Scary to see the footage from the tornadoes that went through the south. My older sister lives in Memphis and when I spoke with her last night they were under a tornado warning/watch - whatever it is when they've seen one on the ground. The Hickory Ridge Mall where I've shopped many times was the mall they were showing this morning on TV and how about the pictures of those dorms in Jackson, TN. Scary. Keep these communities in your prayers!
Don't forget about my Giveway! Check it out a couple posts below - the one with 70+ comments - although all comments left from that original date until Feb. 14th will go into the drawing for the strawberry tray I painted. Nic and I are also offering a giveway on our blog here
Enjoy the rest of your week!