Thursday, June 23, 2011

First Painting Party and it went GREAT!!!

First of all a BIG THANK YOU to all that came to the first Painting Party, "Corks & Brushes". You guys rocked! Only a couple of people in the class of 10 had painting experience, so I was overwhelmed how well everyone did for not painting before. The subject I choose for the first painting party was extremely hard (what was I thinking) so I realized now with the patience of everyone that I need to lighten up the load. I may conduct classes for those more serious painters later in the fall - but for now I really want to concentrate on just having FUN! The next class has not been determined as I'm in the works of working something out with The Loft on 14th in Concord on a permanent basis. But I do know the next subject will be a very easy piece, called "Landscaped".
This piece will be even simplified some more at the party.
The soul purpose of the class is to build new friendships and unite with others that love to have a good glass on wine great food and paint just for fun with new friends, old friends and family. As soon as my discussion and details are finalized with The Loft, I will then post a calendar with party dates. I'm telling you this is something for everyone! Couples, Baby Shower, Bridal Shower, Family Get-Togethers, Girls' Night Out!, Birthday Parites for ANY age, and TEAM building for any sized company. I can't explain how much fun this is. Parties are to last two hours - our first party we had so much fun we ended up staying 3 hrs. Ooops! I was worn out to tell you the truth but apart of that was because the subject was a bit too detailed. Lesson learned. Still I got a lot of positive feedback which was great! Well until next time. I wish everyone a safe and blessed weekend. Next week we will be on vacation...hoping to post photos while we are aways but not sure if I will get to. I've been told it's a vacation and no internet is allowed ;) we'll see...

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

New Sketches for a Safari Themed Room

Just a couple of sketch of a mural I'm bidding on for a young family. Large playroom with small budget. But that is what I love about this job. Helping families that are true, out.
They are also wanting to do a dinning room mural. Here are the ideas I gave them on that.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Adding SIMPLE Receipts from KRaFt

If your kids are like mine. They are picky, picky, picky. It can drive a busy mother crazy. But with my blog i've decided to look up some easy receipts for us moms that like simple. Enjoy!
1 to 1-1/4 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-1/2 to 2-inch pieces
1 pkt. SHAKE 'N BAKE Extra Crispy Seasoned Coating Mix
2 cups KRAFT Cheddar Cheese Cubes
1-1/2 cups cherry tomatoes
1 can (8 oz.) pineapple chunks
12 (9-inch) wooden skewers

Monday, June 13, 2011

Still Can't Breath...but I'm trying.

So graduation has come and gone, then we had awards to attend, family to send on their way. And even though this is the first day of nothing to do. I feel like I'm so behind on my artwork and getting ready for the painting party this Friday called "Corks & Brushes". I'm excited but feel very unprepared. But yet the show must go on. So tomorrow I have a ton of painting to do and trying to get some new cards up and running to submit to some card companies. One "to do" check offs that I desperately need to do. And yet I can't stop thinking about my daughter off to celebrate with friends before they all go off to college. I'm a reck worrying about her and I thought I would be fine. I guess once a parent always a parent no matter what your age. NOW, I know what my mom was talking about. Thank goodness we talk everyday since she left, but still. You worry. Hopefully working like crazy to get caught up will help me forget about my nerves...ok this typing these thoughts is not helping at all so I truly need to get off this subject right aways.
Well I'm going to emphasis that again this Friday night, June 17th I will be conducting my first Painting Party called "Corks & Brushes" and I'm very excited. 7:00 p.m. til 9:00 p.m. The cost is $25/person and includes 2 hours of fun instructional time, a completed canvas to take home 11 x 14, one glass of wine/or other beverage and appetizers for 12. You can't find anything like that around this Cabarrus County that will offer anything less. So come out. You MUST REGISTER thought before the party date, but do not have to pay until the day of class. So no excuses get a sitter and come out with the hubby, friend or relative...or even a co-worker. You will not be disappointed.

"The Lord your God will bless you in all your harvest and in all the work of yor hands, and your joy will e complete"
- Deuteronomy 16:15

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

It's FINALLY HERE! JUNE....oh my! Now what?

I just can't believe it my daughter is graduating high school where did the time go? We've been cleaning for weeks and planning for months this party this Saturday and what happens? We are all sick. Can you believe it? Crazy. But through it all, I find myself just in awh of what my daughter has accomplished through the years. Been putting together a book. When I find my camera (ha) I will take some pictures of it and show you. I just can't believe how much she has grown through the last few years. We are of course so proud that she will be attending Appalachian State University with a track scholarship. It's amazing. She has already started her schedule of running. She only got two weeks off from high school track and now into college cross country.
Mind you, she is only on the B team for cross country because she was signed on for track but still the schedule is grueling. An eye opener for her of what is expected and self control is needed for college. But I'm not too worried about her. Give me time now to focus on her little younger brothers. There is five years between her and the next one then the boys are 13 months apart. That I tell you is another adventure of it's self. They have a love/hate relationship but boys are more physical with each other. So I usually have to get the ref shirt out and a whistle to separate them then they are fine. Can be exhausting at times and yet hilarious. Well enough about that.



Every month I will be posting about a new ARTIST that I have found on I love this photographer. She is new to etsy and so I want to welcome her to our community. I love the warmth she delivers in her photography. And who can not decorate with flowers. Flowers are a very simple and versitile way of decorating any wall, self, or simply place the card in a frame and give it as a gift. Stop by her shop and tell her Decorative Decisions sent you. Networking right now is really important to us artists going in business for ourselves. So show your support. Oh and I want to leave you with this passage:

"Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours." -JESUS in Mark 11:24