Sunday, May 29, 2011

A "Teeny Weeny Party"

3"x2" Mixed Media on Canvas
This is what this weekend has been about.... Party in Indianapolis! Memorial Day weekend and the Indy 500 Race, oh my! This city was one continuous party everywhere!

A week ago today I help some kids party with a private birthday event with Cookies and Canvas. We painted the "Horned Owl". Fun was had by all!
Cookies and Canvas... "Horned Owl"

Ana's Owl
And here is Ana with her painting. She did a great job. You can't see it, but she put a mouse in her painting. I suppose when I talked about the owl's big eyes so he could hunt for mice, Ana picked up on that! Too cool! These kids are smart!


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tres Sunflowers

"Growing Up
"Happy Day"
 Oh wow! Here are three itty bitty sunflower paintings I painted for the Open House in April and I forgot to show them to you! Guess I was a little busy, just a little....

I'll have to report back to see if they are still in my studio. One or two may have found a new home, as did many of my paintings that weekend.

Did I tell you the "Big Buzz", the big coffee cup found a new home? Oh, and it does look good in it's new location. It's a perfect fit! Thanks Joe!

"Lookin' Out"
Painting has taken a back seat for me here lately, I've had a few loose ends to tie up after the big event (open house) in April. We had 4000 people come through on Friday night and 2000 come through on Saturday afternoon. Wow, exhausting, that's a lot of people to talk to.

One of the best things that happened to me that weekend was... I had a personal visit from Myra Anderson! I couldn't believe it! She called me on the phone Friday morning, I was so busy (did I tell you I'm the treasurer for our association) I missed the call. She left me a message that I finally got around to listen to about a half hour after she called and I'll tell you I was walking on sunshine the rest of the weekend. I received a personal call from a celebrity! I hope I can do the same for her one day : )

Oh, Myra! Thank you! I'm still walking on sunshine just remembering!


Monday, May 23, 2011

"Crazy Monster"

Cookies and Canvas, one of my favorite activities to do.  I love helping young artists learn what they can do with a paint brush on canvas. We did this "Crazy Monster" on Saturday, May 14th at the Wine and Canvas studio in Indianapolis.
Dom and his Mother Sarah.
 Above is Dom and his mother Sarah, with Dom's painting of the "Crazy Monster". Dom wasn't sure he liked his painting, but everyone I've shown it to loves it! I hope he likes it by now and will paint again and again. Little artists just like big artists, we are our own worst critic.  Did I mention that Dom is 5 years old?

"Crazy Monster" by the young artists at Cookies & Canvas.
Here is the whole group from the day. All the monsters are pretty scary! Or does this monster just think he's scary!

I'm not sure who has more fun.... the kids or me!


Monday, May 9, 2011

Final Phase... Big Apple

Finished! Kaput!
What next? Well, I have been thinking about that a lot lately. After the Open House I've been so busy and tired I have not painting anything... so sad.

Yesterday, while visiting my sister Suzie, I mention what to do next and she looked at me and said, finish the pears right? I'm thinking... hmmm, she's right. Remember when the number of pear paintings were catching up to the number of apple paintings? Well, it makes sense to finish the pear series that's not really a series! The next question though is, how many? Would 25 or fifty be enough? I'd really like to try a series of drink paintings or coffee cups or tea cups or more blue moons..... or... so many paintings... so little time!