Thursday, February 1, 2018

New Year Resolution?

Some people come up with resolutions each year of things they want to achieve, I on the other hand have had only one throughout the years... To NOT make a resolution!  And for the most part I have been able to KEEP that resolution.  Until Now. I saw a resolution that someone else listed and I liked it. I think we should be learning new things all the time thru our lives, and I think I do.. keep learning that is... but, just to be sure, I want to Learn SOMETHING NEW EACH MONTH!

That sounds reasonable, right?  In fact I like to think that I learn new things each week! This would just be a good way to make sure I know what it is!  I could log it here!! ... Only problem is, today is February 1st! So ... January just slipped away and I have to do some thinking about what I might have learned new "last month". 

WOW Where did January Go???

Well, I know one thing I learned yesterday (and that qualifies for January) and maybe I learned it long ago but it's one of those things we tend to forget.  

Don't expect too much for 'nothing'. 

Things don't have to cost a LOT to be valuable, but I do think that if we pay something we can expect to get more than if we paid nothing. So where is this going? 

I attended a one-hour online class ('learning experience' describes it better) yesterday. It was free. No, I'm not here to name bash, I won't even tell you her name, but the person was not a very good presenter, lost her place several times, didn't stay focused, I'm not sure we covered the number of points she said we would cover, and it ended in a sales pitch for her other classes (big surprise). My biggest complaint is that I did NOT come away with the knowledge she said we would learn.

My husband reminded me last nite, "Well, it was free, what did you expect?"  So, technically, if I adhere to his past advice, it wasn't REALLY free, it cost me an hour out of my TIME. That's an hour I can't get back and I could have done other things in. So I RE-Learned... don't expect TOO MUCH for Nothing.  :-)

Saturday, January 13, 2018

How Do Bloggers DO IT ???

Really? Everyday they have something new to say, share, show... HOW do they do it? Sure, I've had a lot of things happening this month I could have shared, but I have been B.U.S.Y. - ya know? I guess it's a matter of priorities, do it first thing in the morning (?) and then you're done!  Maybe I'll try that.

Ok so this month (December)... I had a Paint Party where we painted a snowman, that was fun! and they did a great job... here's the link to the gallery, see for yourself!

Heck I couldn't even get this post finished... I think I started it a couple weeks ago!  It's now the end of the month... where did it GO???

Happy New Year's everyone!!

ps--Found this in my Drafts... and didn't realize I hadn't published, so here it is, better late than never...?

Friday, October 6, 2017

Sharing my Day

Making art can turn any day into a fun day. Today I gathered with a group of people who, like myself, like to make art. We like to paint... We shared, we talked, we painted, we shared. It was a good time and what in reality was only 1 hour, seemed like 1/2 of a day. It was wonderful. Most of them probably won't see this post but I'd like to reach out and thank them anyway for making an impression in my day and being interested... in me... and letting me be interested ... in them.  Below is the take home result of my time with them today and I want to share it now... with You.  

Thank YOU ...for also being part of my day.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Prices of art supplies . . . buyer beware!

Ok, I love love love new projects that cause me to go searching for new products to buy and add to my already large supply locker... but this week was CRAZY... First let me say that I love shopping at Michael's and Hobby Lobby because it's instantly mine! ... Amazon is great too, but you have to wait a couple days for the item... SO, having said that... I shopped 1st on Amazon for these "Golden brand High Flow Acrylic paints".  I found this:

Note the cost... $34.20 for an assortment of 10 (set)

Now... Michael's:

It looks like the same item... assortment of 10
for $79.99

W H A T ? ? ? 

Also, in the store they only had an assortment of 5 colors, for $37.99

Even with a COUPON it doesn't compare!!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Up Next... Watercolors!

Next month (June 6th) we will be delving into the Wonderful World of Watercolors as we create a Funky Cityscape similar to this one:

If you would like to join us... check out the details and reserve your seat here:

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Goodnight Moon

I got a new camera recently, my loving husband bought it for me so I could take good pictures of the Moon!  I used to always try with whatever camera I had, and they always came out blurry... THIS one.. I think is the ONE!  here is tonite's moon!!

Spring Lavender

Last week I hosted a Paint Nite at a local Bar & Grill and we had a great time painting fields of springtime lavender. Here was my sample one for them to be inspired from:

And here are the resulting masterpieces. I love them ALL!


Well I am still trying to figure out how to get these moved around where I want them... so hopefully you can see them.
There were a few people who missed the event and wanted to come
so I decided to have a ReDeux on May 17th! and one person saw my Tree of Hearts and had her heart set on doing IT so I told her I would accommodate and show her that one.

Well that's it for tonite. Time to go get the laundry from the dryer!