Thursday, January 30, 2014

this week in instagram

Beautiful sunlight poured in the windows this week.
Hopefully you smiled with this one.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

life is good

Today is Nick's 25th birthday.  
He got this painting from me 
as he has been asking for a cloud painting for a very long time.
I finally got my act together and painted one.
 And he got this "happy Birthday" hello from Matteo this morning.
 The art studio is filled with new paintings waiting for some attention.
 A huge wip crow and friend.
I would so love to have a huge cuddly crow as a pet.
Working on this one for a crow exhibit.
This wip piece is a sample for a high school art class I will be teaching 
at artEAST
the week of July 14.  
Stay tuned for more info.
This huge floral painting will be an example for a class I will be teaching March 22 at artEAST.
Check out their website here for all of the info.
I would love to have you join me.
There are about 15 new paintings sitting around the studio waiting for some tlc,
and a corgi also demanding some "fetch" time.
The sun is out,
I am a grandmother,
my youngest is old - ha,
and winter has actually been quite beautiful.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

winter wanderings with the iPad

The iPadders have been creating snowmen and snow globes.
Yesterday they learned how to create a stipple brush for the snowman's sky and body,
then a solid brush for details and dots,
and finally a shading one for a little blush and highlights.
Now those brushes are set for future projects.
If we have to sit through some grey winter days
at least we can pretend we live in a snow globe 
and a snowman is our best friend.
Hope these make you smile!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

I am a grandmother!

Amidst all the Christmas and New Year's celebrations
this little girl finally made her way into the world.
I pray you will have a wonderful joyous life
Sophia Grace
Your grandmother can't wait to meet you!