Sunday, May 1, 2011

Wedding Dress'/Art Show/ and Gathering of Friends

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.

Be Blessed


  1. Great post! Thanks for showing the beautiful wedding dress you made for me.

  2. Sandy, sounds like you are super busy with the Art Show! Your get-together with friends, painting and eating on the deck sounded like so much fun.
    My favorite part of your post was sharing Emanda's wedding gown. I am so in awe that you made her special dress - it is so gorgeous and such a timeless classic. The sleeves are so sweet - I just adore them. Thank you for sharing - you are one incredible Mom!!