Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Summer painting classes

Summer is nearly here and some are asking about art classes. Scheduling is hard with all the coming and going we do during this time so I'm trying a couple of different things. One is a Thursday night drop-in for watercolour painting classes during July. If you're free please come with a phone call first. The fee is $25.00 per class which includes materials.

Newfoundland Shore original watercolour painting

If you have a week of free time I'm offering two painting sessions (Summer art camp for grown-ups), one in July and again in August. 
The Dates: 
 July 9th-13th and August 13th-17th 
Monday through Friday morning 9:30am-12:30pm
 This gives more time to immerse yourself in the creative process. The class will have the lake, the beach and my cool backyard if too hot to move.
The fee is $195.00
Please contact me to register.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Art Rocks

The studio Tour was a great success and I feel deeply appreciative to all who came and helped make it an occasion to celebrate art. I was exhausted and took a needed break as gardening and a suddenly lush and overgrown backyard called for attention  Flowers became my paint of choice.
A new little tree also needed attention. There's a story around community that I find so moving. The death of my two grandchildren has left me struggling over the last months but early this spring a memorial tree was planted in the park close to me coordianted by  my neighbours. They even arranged for a dedication of the tree and when asked what I would like I said the girls loved to paint rocks when they came to visit me. At the dedication some young girls on the street surrounded the tree with beautiful rocks they had painted. I can't look at the tree and the amazing rocks without feeling the love and support of a community and also thinking love and beauty continues to unfold and give of itself beyond what ever can be imagined. Thank you.