Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A week long posting in one
So grab a cup of coffee or diet coke and grab a sit cause this is a long one! It's busy a fun busy week full of claying, painting, and creating. The weather wasn't great so the boys and I only made it to the pool once - my tan is fading fast ~ boo hoo. My hubby and boys then spent the weekend at the family farm and had such a great time picking stuff in the garden and spending time with family. I stayed home with the doggies and taught a kids class plus tried to get ready for my upcoming trip to Florida.
My friend has a new book out and it is FABULOUS!! You can go to her blog and see how to get your hands on it and see some other awesome offers she has going on! Just click on the picture to take you there!

Yesterday in paint class we painted Sunflowers and Daisies using High Definition paint. This is an acrylic paint that mimics the texture and shine like oils.

I did two versions so those that don't like daisies didn't have to put those in - but everyone chose to.


Now Jenny only wanted to do daisies and let me know beforehand that she wanted to come but wasn't fond of sunflowers and her painting turned out beautiful didn't it!


This was Carol's first class and she did such a beautiful painting.


This was Ginny's first class with me but not her first time painting.

She looked so familiar to me and I kept racking my brain during class to figure out how I knew her ~ so I asked her what church she goes to and THAT was it - she sings in the choir so I see her up there every Sunday and knew that I knew her from somewhere! She did such a beautiful job!


Roz has had a busy busy summer and usually comes to most of the classes I have each month ~ this was the first one she's been to this month and it was great seeing her.


Elaine was such a trooper she JUST had gall bladder surgery (hope you don't mind me sharing that Elaine) and I'm sure was uncomfortable sitting in those metal chairs for over 2 hours.


Ann just got back from an Alaskan cruise and we got to hear some about that fun trip.


This was Debi's second class with me - the other one she came to was also HD (which a paint that takes some getting used to) and her painting was so pretty!


Sue bless her has SOOO much going on not only with her own health with her sweet Mom Josie who I absolutely adore! Please keep both of them in your prayers as they are dealing with some difficult health issues at the moment! I know Sue needed this class and it was great to see her.

Speaking of health issues we were suppose to also have Barb at class but she called me to let me know she was being admitted to the hospital and wasn't going to be able to come - please keep her in your prayers as well!! We missed you Barb!


Patti is my lefty ~ she paints beautifully and did such a pretty painting last night.


It's always good to see Connie - she's one of those that can look at you and smile with her eyes. Super sweet and her painting was just as sweet!

Saturday I had my kids painting class - we painted bird houses with large colorful flowers and then had some extra time so we painted the same things on a frame.

Barb and her granddaughter came over to play with some clay! We created gardenias and her granddaughter created some of the cutest little people - her cousins, aunt and uncle actually! She is quite the little sculpted and is just too cute for words!

Everytime my older sister Linda called me last week I was playing with clay ~ here are some of the things I created. I will share the rest of what I made after the Retreat that I am going to next week as they are projects for there and I don't want to spoil anything.

Holiday votive candle with a gift box adorned with clay on top

We have to create a pin for the Retreat so this is what I did - can you tell I like poppies?
We had HUGE red ones in our gorgeous English garden when we lived in England the first time and I just love the way they look.

Of course I had to add some bling!!

Red poppy candle votive with gift box

I wish I had taken photos of the snowmen that Barb, S and I made when they were here - they were too cute!!

These are so much cuter in person and although a bit over the top are too cute and made me SMILE!

Some more candle votives I created with the Studio by Sculpey Clay

and FINALLY ~ the Dewberry Design Team projects are up on the website and you can download the project worksheets and information there for FREE!

You can click on the picture to take you to the website.

Have a great day!


Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

I love the snowmen...love them, love them, love them!

Everytime I see the products of your classes, I've overcome with an urge to paint. Unfortunately, I would need to attend your classes in order to paint anything decent and you're just too far away for that to happen right now. lol Once our youngest, Jacob, reaches the age of 18 in December, I'm going on more of Randey's TDY's with him and that means, I WILL be traveling to Warner Robins one of these days. So brace yourself (and brace your students, too. LOL).


Jaime said...

Sandy, I love all your new stuff! Beautiful. See you soon!

Anonymous said...

Go Girl.
Everything is beautiful!!! Really!
Impressive..Love the kids project looks ready to be published...
Love Lori

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I haven't been by in a while, but wanted to see what new.
I love poppies too!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

My husband bought me a bouquet of sunflowers last week and they were so beautiful. Everything is lovely...hugs..m.

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