Monday, August 26, 2013

Party Time!!

It's time for a PARTY!! 
And here's a new idea .....
Painting parties are springing up all over the country -
 under several different names.
I'm crazy for Social Artworking!!
This program lets people with NO art background and
 NO experience find that
YES they can paint -
 and have lots of fun while doing it!!
Just look at these smiling faces!
They are all so happy with their finished painting.
and it's so easy too...

We start by tracing a pattern...

We paint our project - guided every step of the way by the teacher
(that would be ME :)

Almost finished -- it all comes together

Peace Out
We had a great time!

Happy Sunflower Faces

A Whimsical Tree for Everyone
these are just a few of the fun designs - there are SO many more!!
Do you want to get started on this fun?
send  a message to
A painting party with friends or family is the perfect way to enjoy a night out 
-- or in --
(Your Place or Mine) 
 Book yourself, or a  group.  
We start with a blank canvas -- I bring all the supplies you need!  
After a few hours of laughter and painting fun -- a little food and drink --
you'll leave with your own unique work of art --
something you created yourself!
 I provide canvas, brushes, paints, design patterns,
 AND instruction!! -
everything you need for success  --- even for beginners!

Social Artworking

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

March at the Beach 2013

March is a tricky month - weather wise ..
We hope it's the month we can finally say
good bye to winter
and watch spring unfold
For me, there's no better place than the beach to renew one's spirit....
and no better way than a week with the
Beth Wagner Seminar!!

Here's the whole group ...
spring colors, and happy smiles
class room time is casual enough to visit and
see each other's progress
good friends share the week
lost in concentration
 students get individual help from Beth
 We learn many things in this class...
here we are learning how to assemble
all the parts of a fabric message board
Cindy was our expert for this part ..
Finished project ...
Nice job, Cindy
taking a break with Beth
Beth shows us just how it should be done :)
 Fast friends having fun at the beach..
 Everyone is enjoying this project
 We can put down our brush
 long enough for a smiling photo
I caught Dawn mid-stroke .. 
Cindy always has a ready smile ...
coming .... and going :)
 concentration and consultation
 happy group ... not wanting to say goodbye

the ocean waits for us ...
see you next year

Monday, March 11, 2013

Furniture Workshop 2013

If you know Beth Wagner, then you know that one of her favorite classes to
teach is the Furniture Workshop...
Each year in March she brings that class to VA Beach ..
There... among the sun, sand, and ocean waves
Beth helps to unleash our best creative ideas
and guides us to our own personal 'masterpiece'
Gail painted roses and a beautiful, subtle background on this sweet little table ..
Debbie created this romantic table top - more roses
Shaunna added roses and paper accents to this
antique sewing machine top
Peggy used stamps, stencils, paper and paint for
this 'breakfast in bed' tray
Beth and Ginger both love this little oil can
great job on the vintage car, Ginger
Joan painted beautiful tropical fish for this accent piece
Frances has bright textured flowers for her guest room
Tamara's sultry mermaid adds pizazz to this coffee table..
Still in progress, but already stunning .. 
Diane used metallic stripes, stencil and beautiful sunflowers
for a fun side table
Nothing could be sweeter than Kathy's  bedside table
Any little girl would love Donna's
'dress up' chest
But little Lila is the lucky one ...
Kathy used a check background with her hydrangeas
Kathy's hydrangea and rose table - close up

Miss Opal and her red-roofed cottage ...
need I say more ....
I didn't actually get any shots of the sunrise this year ----
So I picked a favorite from last year
Oh, lovely ocean ...... we'll be back soon ..

Sunday, March 10, 2013

February Tidbits

February art class with Ros Stallcup is always exciting ... 
We all get to know each other right away ..
We laugh with old friends ...

Sisters share special time

We love the new projects
( I'm learning my new phone's camera --
sometimes it's a bit fuzzy)
Jersey girls in the house!!

Group dinners are full of spirit (you decide what kind)

Messy palette makes a good painting - right?
and ... Tamara thinks I'm a Princess
Thanks, Tamara
A very big THANK YOU
to Nov 2012 and Feb 2013 classes
I love my snazzy new office chair!!
Every day is full of fun ...

we also pay serious attention ...

Happy Faces ..

Ros gives us all her special attention..

 seat mates become  new friends ....

A great mother/daughter week
Miss Opal just turned 97 !!
Happy Birthday, Opal  - we all look up to you...
 The ocean always gives us a wonderful view --
from sunrise to sunset
sunny or cloudy
that wonderful crash of the waves is music to my ears
... already looking forward to next year ...