Saturday, January 9, 2010

Snow Day Projects

It is cold and we had three days off this past week due to snow. I am ready for a change. The good news is I have been able to work on a few projects.

I snapped a picture of these pumpkins when my class went to a pumpkin farm. I started the painting before the holidays. I am now trying to bring it to a finish. For the first time ever I also have another painting in progress. This painting was started before the holidays too.

I began them both for the Christmas Walk demos.My goal is to get these two and a few other paintings done so I can add them to what I have already at Front Street Gallery and prepare for the May Exhibition with my Legendary Artist Group.

The beach scene is from my vacation to Sanibel Island, FL last summer. With all the snow we have gotten in the past week, I would love to be on a warm beach about now.

Another project that I worked on...I started a fan page on Facebook. I do not have the address yet, so you have to go to FB and search it. I will post it when I figure out how.

Alyson Standfield keeps nudging with her tips on her newsletters and blog ( and book, I'd Rather Be In the Studio!) and I resist until I get time to sit down and try what she preaches. Part of the resistance is not feeling like I have the tech knowledge, as well as, it is hard to put yourself out there. At least it is for me. I thought I would fall flat on my face by doing this blog, yet here I am 3 years later plugging along. I have to admit once I take the leap of faith it does become fun. Another fear is being over whelmed with all the things to co-ordinate and keep up with. I have told Alyson this before. BUT, her #1 rule is NO WHINING. As you can see I stopped whining and leaped again. So YES Alyson you are right! 

I also have been working on lesson plans for a class that I will teach at Front Street Gallery on watercolor. It begins Wed. January 27th. Contact the gallery for information (

Stay warm


Tootie said...

Your post came in my Google Sanibel Alerts, that's why I dropped by. :-)

I like your watercolors. Very impressive. But, I did notice something missing on the Sanibel beach. :-) You should come back here while it's snowing there, for more inspiration. A nice watercolor of a seashell would be very nice or a pair. It is pretty cold here for the next couple of days, but should be warming up after that. Best of luck with your classes.

RHCarpenter said...

I love the unusual and a different take on the same old orange things :) I know what you mean about wanting to be somewhere warm - but right now I'm not sure there IS anywhere warm?!? Maybe Australia? Good luck on the classes...I'll have to stop by sometime to see the gallery and your work there. And hope to see you more often at the GCWsociety meetings :)

Alyson B. Stanfield said...


Congratulations on taking small steps that will add up to something big for your art career.

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