Month: January 2019

Best Day Ever

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Swan Lake Stables Open House

There’s something about hitting yourself repeatedly with a hammer…it feels so good when you stop.

After six weeks of running around getting canvasses, magnets, note cards and banners printed, the day finally arrived. My first show! There is a lot to be said for prior planning. We did a full staging of the tent the day before just to be sure we knew what we were doing. The set up at the show couldn’t have gone any easier.

The weather was absolutely perfect and the venue was wonderful. There were hay rides and pony rides, a petting farm and a craft area for the kids. Music and art and crafts, oh my!

At the end of the day, I had that Christmas/first day of summer vacation feeling in my stomach. That’s a sensation I haven’t felt since I was a kid. I felt (and will always feel) so thankful to my family and friends who encouraged me to do this. It is truly humbling.

Seeing old friends and making new friends

Now to plan and prepare for the next one and hopefully get some painting done too!

Categories: Shows

Ch-ch-ch-Changes

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If this page looks different each time you visit it, it’s because every time I touch it, something unexpected happens.

This isn’t my first trip to the website building rodeo. It is my first time using a drag and drop editor. This is making me crazy! I like to touch the code. I love Dreamweaver. I adore problem solving.

With this, I’m simply scratching my head and going in circles. I’ll get it eventually. I always do and once I do, we can get on to talking about fun things like art, art and more art!


Categories: In the Beginning

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Starting as I Mean to Go On

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Well, this isn’t what I thought I would be doing a year ago. Last year, on January 1, I committed to myself that I would work through the online art and art journaling classes I had purchased. I promised myself that I would be consistent (Consistency being my word for 2018) and have a standing appointment with myself for two hours each day to “art”. And you know what? I pretty well did it!

June 1 came around and using techniques, skills and all the inspiration I had acquired up to that point in my various classes, I again made a commitment to myself: I decided that I was going to do 61 faces in 61 days. I participated in a Facebook group called ICAD: Index Card a Day and guess what! I did it! – For more information on this and the wonderful Tammy Garcia who hosts that challenge, click on the 61 Faces button at the top –

I’ll get back to all that later because right now, I’m not really feeling like I’m starting this year as I mean to go on. I’m battling this crummy website, getting product ordered for my first show (yikes!) which is now in 11 days, I have a jillion friggin things to do and all I really want to do is get painty, gluey and inky.

So, Happy New Year to all of you from all of the voices in my head and let’s see where this adventure takes us!

Categories: In the Beginning