Thursday, May 31, 2012

Thursday May 31, 2012

I do apologize for missing this Sunday and this Wednesday...  life has been beautiful and hectic!  And I admit I've let a few things slide...  Once I get through the next two weeks things should start riding along and forming a more regular rhythm.  I hope.
So here is a sweet little "white haired dog"  I painted for a trade with a colleague-  I'm hoping the recipient actually owns a Westie and not a Lhasa or some other form of fluffy white dog....
I also start my June session of painting lessons next wed in my studio! I may be able to offer some in August-  we'll see.
And I will be looking for DOGS for this year's "30 Dogs in 30 Days" so if you have any photos or are interested, let me know!  Sizes will be limited to 8x8, 10x10 and 12x12!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

May 20th!

What a great weekend!  Max and I went to Art-A-Whirl yesterday and I bought a great piece from Joel Sisson that is now gracing the back of our house!  I LOVE it!

"Share, You Say?"

Winged Heart
And this is a lovely dog, from the Grand Marais Art Colony~  I'll have to get Kyrstn to tell me his name again as I've forgotten~

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

I had incredibly positive reviews here at my current position, and one thing my principal asked me was when do I feel overwhelmed?  She and my supervisor were commenting on how calmly and smoothly I had integrated into a new work environment~  and I'll tell ya, it has been fantastic!  But TONIGHT I AM feeling overwhelmed!  I agreed to do a presentation for a colleague's multi-cultural club  of our trips to Hebden Bridge and various places in England and it is scheduled for tomorrow, and I am feeling a little unprepared~  though I am sure I will have more than enough material.  I just haven't had time to go over it all!  Ack~
And I have to also say that the painting class is FULL for June and I will be sending more info out to the participants by Friday, hopefully tomorrow afternoon!

And here are some of those goats I promised you!  There are more but I still haven't gotten good pics~
BUSY over here!  Hope you are well!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Monday May 14th!

I meant to post some of these yesterday evening, but the day got away from us~  We were up in Grand Marais since last Thursday, painting at the Art Colony.  Max and Duane and mom and Jill and I stayed at the lovely Gibbs' cottage again, and I painted more pigs and goats~  and some Bingos too~  and Duane and Max headed back on Saturday so they could be in the rescheduled Mayday Parade yesterday, which was an exhausting and exhilarating day for the two of them!  I was sent a couple photos throughout the day so I felt a bit like I was there.... Max was amazing, and totally wiped out by the time I got to see him at 7pm~
Anyway, here are the pigs~  they are larger versions of the one I donated to Art4Shelter~

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

March 9, Wednesday

Yet another goat situation for your perusal~  there is something I seriously love about that angle of the back leg on just about any mammal.....  And I am happy about how this image came out, compositionally and emotionally....
They were at the MN Zoo Spring Babies Opening at the Farm.  We took Max for his 3rd birthday....

And tonight was the Art4Shelter Fundraiser at the Chambers Hotel, and I donated a number of pieces that seemed to disappear before my eyes.  I was told by the lady behind me in line that this one caused a fisticuffs.....
I may paint another version this weekend up in Grand Marais.... it's my yearly painting pilgrimage....

Oh and I am teaching another painting class in June.   Wed nights, 6:30-9,  let me know if you are interested~

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sunday May 6th!

So there was no Mayday Parade today, because of the soaking we received last night.  The park was so saturated we weren't allowed on the grass unless the theater was willing to cover damages...
Thank you those of you who stopped by HandmadeMN yesterday!  It was a bit thinner than usual, maybe because of the weather, but I had a great time painting and chatting-  I seem to be interested in goats...