What do you blog about when you have nothing to say? I can tell you we have had some kind of storms but nothing like what they have had in Alabama and Missouri. My heart goes out to those who are devastated at the loss of lives and homes. I went to my enter closet for about an hour tonight. Every year my husband wishes for a (frade hole) google image
Edit We had 9 tornados on Tuesday night. Yea. we need a FRAD HOLE smiles
Our son flies corporate jets, he had to fly around the massive storm tonight and I can tell you I was so relived to here he was on the ground safe and sound. He was at the terminal for about 4 hours waiting out the storms before he go home, he reported that there was no flooding, no roof damage. We called our daughter to hear if she and her husband were safe as they were in line of the same storm. I went to bed feeling very blessed that all was well. Be Blessed
Well I am thru the 11th annual Art show and Sale. The awards reception was just lovely. There were about 60 persons in attendance. Each student got to choose an art book in their personal favorite media or a bound sketch book for their prize. There were award ribbons and certificates of appreciation. The students gifted me with gorgeous vase of flowers.
One student made me the most creative flower pot that said LOOKATTHECOLORS all around the top. In it was a miniature white rose.
I looked out the other day and the Post Man was delivering a big package to my mail box. Whoopie-De-Dee Whow Whow the package was from Stephanie Haussler at pixiebug . On the outside were seven count them 7 stamps with Gregory Peck (swoon) Most of you probably don’t know who that was. Well I can tell you was hunk back in the day. Smiles
Inside were 17 little packages of the most gorgeous beads. I’m saying lots of yummy lampwork beads, piles and piles of beads of all kind, crystals, ceramic, semi precious stones ,on top was the most precious one and half inch smiling gnome, made by Chris, her husband.
Inside was a Fairy Tale with a list of all the beads and what they represented.
Oh, Oh and there were the most darling little frogs
I have spent the week trying to make a satisfying design. The first one was such a disaster that I did not even bother to photograph it. The second one did not work so I disassembled it so onward we must go. Stay tuned until the reveal I am still in design mode; One of my students, Nova Wells, is a widely published gemology. She understands my fascination with jewelry design; she brought several finished stones on Friday to show me. I wanted to buy all of them but, she didn’t want to sale all of them as she is working toward a show in the fall. But I did purchase two. One is called Amazonite, the other is Rhodenite. She has polished them to a high gloss shine they are just lovely and I can’t wait to make some interesting design.
The Renaissance Bead Fair is this week-end, but my daughter and I decided not to go as we both have enough. I have many pieces already finished that I have not even posted as yet, and I have yet so much design work to do with my copper anyway. Be Blessed
The Hanging Boy oh boy what a time we had this Friday passed. All the works were due on the 6th. The judging on the 7th completing and tweaking and photographing on the 9th before the show opened. Wheew. I painted 9 signs last week before my class on Friday.
I had lots of help registering all the works and hanging the show. Sometimes too much as all the media were to be hung together. And all the Abstracts were to be hung on one wall. Well it did not happen, so when the judge came she had us taking the categories off the wall and putting them on a table so she could see them all together, then the media’s were hung randomly so did-do. Then we had to re-hang the show. The stapler did not work so the labels were taped to the wall. Well that won’t work so I had to go on Monday and staple every label so they would stay for the duration of the show. However the Show is beautiful. I am so proud of the students. We had 27 artist and 75 entries in 7 categories. Beginner Abstract
I have been busy busy getting our Eleventh Art Show and Sale rounded-up. I have lots of help with the paper work this year, matter of fact, I had lots of help last year. We have 7 categories, with beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels of experience. We will hang the show on Friday the 6th of May; The Judge will judge the works on Saturday the 7th. Then the show will open on the 9th of May: Since we all of the students bring one painting each month to hang in the great hall, the director will allow us to hang our annual judged show for the entire month of May. That is a change. We use to take down the show at the end of the reception on Friday. I have about 50 students on the roll but only about thirty are very faithful to come every Friday. So it should be a great show. This year just for interest and fun, I adding a new category; Abstractions; I am not using three levels of expertise in this category.
I had three friends over to paint with me on our patio on Wednesday. One of the ladies brought chicken and potatoes and desert, another brought fresh strawberries. They took me seriously when I said “I don’t do food!” smiles. We had lots of giggles.
I am looking for floral lampwork to finish a design that I have on my heart, using the beads that Jennifer Pride sent me. They have to be really special because the beads I want to use are Swarovski pearls and crystals in the palest pink with large glass beads in a lovely spring green. Yesterday I spent the day photographing my next posting on Etsy. Just for now I have only done the watercolors. I will get the jewelry next week hopefully. I have done a lot of jewelry lately I just haven’t photographed it. Don’t be alarmed. I usually do thing in spurts. But, when I get started there is no stopping me. Smiles Did you watch the Royal Wedding? The wedding was just lovely and exciting. But it was way too early for me so, I had my husband record it for me. I have watched all of it by now. The dress was wonderful but I know of another that was just luscious. Emanda’s It was one-half of a value from white called blush, in heavy satin. The heavy lace on the front of the bodice is in the shape of a heart. The gauntlets are of delicate lace with her grandmothers tatting in the shape of a heart on top of the hand. Her mother made it. Covered it with pray and fear and trembling. That was just Twenty years ago the lovely couple celebrated their twenty Anniversary just last week, and they still act like newlyweds. Amazingly.
I am a self-taught artist with a passion for all things "color". My favorite Medium is watercolor and I also like to quilt and design jewlery. I teach painting at our local Senior Center and Love my students,too. Oh, and I also love to sing!.