Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Monday Painting and Curb Appeal
We painted the Rustic Wreath in paint class yesterday with the fabulous Folk Art HD paint!
The ladies did such a fabulous job! I think they were all pleased with their finished projects and again it amazes me what they can accomplish in a 2 hour class.


Alice - sweet Alice had no water or electricity (she lives in Macon) and they were affected by the tornadoes that whipped through here on Sunday morning. Fortunately they had no damage (a few trees down on their farm) but as she said she came All Natural today with not water or electricity - isn't she lovely?!


Lanelle won the drawing and got to take home the Rustic Wreath that I painted in class with them.


I know several of ya'll have emailed me asking where Nicole was in the pictures - well, she runs her own daycare and has been busy busy busy!
She has been painting with me for 2 years now and faithfully coming to almost every day class I've had for the last 2 years!

I've been bugging DH for a while on our curb appeal! All of the plants we had on our front porch died for the first time in the 3 years they've been out there. We were in serious need of some color and he prettied it all up while I was at paint class.

Love these ferns - there are two of them on each side of the door - they make me feel like I'm in Florida! Very tropical.

We got this belfast sink when we lived in England. It was outside filled with a bunch of dirt and weeds when we moved into an 1850 Farm House that belonged to the Rothchilds (quite an affluent family in France and England). We asked if we could take it with us when we moved and they said yes so we did. It's the kinda sink I'd love to have in my dream house!

Back to the tropical ~
I love hibiscus ~ it reminds me of my parents home for 12 years in Hawaii. I HAVE to paint this flower in HD and hope to do so this week. I'll keep you posted.

Have a fabulous day!


Alison Gibbs said...

Sandy Love that fern. One of my sons bought me one for Mother's Day. He arrived with the fern, potting soil and white stones/pebbles to go on the top of an empty pot I had sitting there. He then potted it up for me.

Sugar Bear said...

Lovely paintings. Your students have a great teacher!

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

Lovely flowers! Very pretty. We've been working on curb appeal at our house, too....except I can't grow anything or keep anything alive for more than a week it seems!

petrii said...

How beautiful!! Both your paintings and your porch. I love flowers. I have way to many, but love them none the lest. I posted the front of our house on my blog yesterday. I love all the color that spring brings!!

Have a GREAT day,

Terri and Bob said...

Oooo I love the fern! One day I am going to show up for your class and surprise you!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

That flower would be a lovely subject! And I am jealous of that sink, yes, it would be a dream kitchen sink for me too.

Sandi McBride said...

Your art class did a terrific job...and your DH did a great job on your porch. I'm a hibiscus lover too!

joan said...

Hi Sandy,

Your students always do such an amazing job. I love how all of your flowers look. I've been working on mine very slowly. Hope you are having a great work!

Donna said...

Love the rustic wreaths that your class did! They're so colorful.
What a great fern for curb appeal! Love it.

KarenHarveyCox said...

I really enjoy seeing the work from your painting classes. You must really get so much joy from teaching them by the expressions on all their faces. I love the curb appeal. Karen

Gail McCormack said...

What is is about ferns? I love them. Love the latest paintings, I always enjoy my visits here

Linda said...

The porch looks great. Tell Steven he did a good job! Those painted wreaths look wonderful as well.
Love ya,