Thursday, October 27, 2011

The only thing that would make this picture cuter is if they had on some girlie shoes!
Have a bunch to write just haven't had time to write lately!
Looking forward to teaching a one-on-one Level 1 One Stroke Certification today and tomorrow!
Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

wOil Paint Class ~
Monday in paint class I taught this holiday arrangement with poinsettia, mistletoe, twigs & berries and swirls. I love the way it turned out! My students did such a fabulous job painting and I think they are completely hooked on these wOils as am I. wOils are oil paints that can be used with water, cleaned up with water, mixed with acrylics, etc. and are fabulous to use without any of the odors you usually get with regular oil paints and solvents used. You can find wOil products at my friend Donna's site here: under the wOils tab.

Sorry Barb (Glo took your picture for me and didn't get all of ya!lol)

Toni drove from Alabama (4 hours) to come to paint class on Monday!

Sorry Sue!(Glo took your picture for me and didn't get all of ya!lol)



(Glo recently moved too ~ an hour further southeast from where she travelled from before - now taking her 3 hours to get to class ~ sure does make me feel LOVED)







I haven't been posting much - been busy with preparing for my classes and preparing for the only event I do all year - the Mistletoe Market - held in November (18-20) at the GA National Fairgrounds. My friend Nicole and I do personalized ornaments, yard signs, family tiles and more! This will be our fifth I believe and it's only gotten better each year!
Hope you have a great day!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Painting BIG Workshop!
This past weekend I had an oversized canvas workshop. We painted poppies, lilies, hydrangeas, rananculus and other flowers.  Everyone did such an amazing job and although we were all exhausted at the end of it we had a blast! 
I of course wanted to change a couple of things on the original painting I did for the workshop so I painted another one the day before and changed the colors so many times that this new one has some serious texture to it with the layers of paint on it ~ but I was happy with the end result. 

Jenny had to leave us early as she was given tickets to go and see Blake Shelton at the Georgia National Fair! I'll share her picture with ya another time.



Wanda travelled all the way from Talladega, Alabama to be with us!

Monica also travels over from Alabama to take classes!



Have a great day!!
~ Painting Updates ~
Can't believe how many week it's beens ince I updated my blog! Terrible of me I know.
Here is what I've been busy doing ~
My son's friend asked me months and months ago to paint him the cover of one of Metallica's albums and of course I said yes....well I really procrastinated about it because honestly I wasn't sure if I could paint it like he wanted.   Well, my sons friend found out he was moving and my son asked that I get it painted so he could give it to him as a going away gift. It's on an 18x18 wrapped canvas and well, no my norm when it comes to painting but I love the way it turned out. I also put glow in the dark paint on it so it glows when the lights are out!  All of my sons and his friend responded with  "that's SICK" which translates I guess to "that's awesome".

Earlier last month I had the pleasure of having a private paint day with my friend Patty!  She painted the SeaOats in wOils while at Donna Dewberry's Summit this past summer and wanted to paint it BIGGER for her daughter for Christmas.  She had some pictures of some beaches she had gone to and one had a sailboat so of course we added that to her painting.    She was so excited and couldn't keep the surprise from her daughter so she's already gotten the gift! Just like me! Hard to hold on to something you want to give but are too excited about it to WAIT! 

I also got to have a private painting day with my friend Glo! She was signed up for classes and a few months back and then ended up in the hospital. There were days they honestly weren't sure if she was going to make it and if she did might have life lasting complications. Scared me big time!     I was thrilled that they finally figured out what was going on (pretty much so) and she made a full recovery!    We spent the day painting one of the projects she missed the vase with hydrangea and then she had a craft fair coming up so we painted a plaque that she could easily replicate (quickly) for that event and then personalize for the customers.

Hope you have a FABULOUS day!! Sandy