Monday, February 21, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Yesterday, I held the first of a series of new art workshops that I have planned. They are Mom and Me, two hour long art classes where both parent and child work on creating an artwork together. For this particular class, we created a mixed media artwork on a 12 x 12 canvas. Just the fact that the kids worked on canvas was a huge treat for them. They got to play with paint, fabric, oil pastels, paper, glue, beads, rhinestones, and other small treasures.
We had so much fun and such great works of art came out of it.
My younger son's (Thing 2)
My older son's (Thing 1)
Sunday, February 6, 2011
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Tuesday, February 1, 2011
When the Art opportunity comes knocking...
well, I simply open the door and greet it with a big fat hug!
The opportunities have been great lately, things are going well. I have been selling these custom shoes and they have been a blast to make. These latest ones were for a customer who likes Widespread Panic. They were so much fun, I think I want a pair!
Also, I have a friend who is a realtor and she has commissioned me to do an Art Frame for her clients.
So every time she sells a house, they get one of these.
Let's pray she sells LOTS of houses this year!
Lastly, a few weeks ago I was reading a Somerset magazine and they had a call for artists. One of the themes is classic books. One of my favorite of all time is To Kill a Mockingbird. I haven't read it in awhile but I knew it would bring lots of inspiration. So that's it, that has encompassed my January. Rereading AND artwork among motherhood and wifehood. But, it has been worth the exploration. On my list of 40 before 40 is publication. Let's keep our fingers crossed. I'll share the finished product in a post soon, I still have a few final touches.