Friday, February 20, 2009

Star Pupil - Star Teacher!

Lisa Rodriguez's "Draw from the Inside Out" Portrait class was fascinating last evening. In just two hours Lisa explained how to capture a likeness from the bone structure to the flesh. Lisa has a very laid back informative style where you don't realize how much knowledge she is imparting until you think back on it or you are waving your hands around in the air, trying to explain it to someone else! Karen proved a VERY apt pupil. She hasn't tried her hand at a face since high school art class - Look what she accomplished with just one workshop!

Lisa will be teaching again at Stifel and Capra. Please see the Event schedule on my website to get more details!
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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Coming soon! (Thank you Cathy!)

The Internet can be a wonderful thing! I opened up my inbox this morning and there was an email documenting a painting purchase from a gentleman in Washington state. I just love it when technology works! I think he is our furthest afield patron, although I have a client in Oregon as well. Amusingly, I am from Washington and he is from Philadelphia. Go figure!

My other Internet happiness this am was receiving my new banner. Doesn't it look great? Of course there is a foot and a half drop off on the front end of the porch so I had to nail it in by leaning ever so carefully around the pillars while Cathy steadfastly held the ladder and handed me tools. Afterward I am thinking, "what would she do? CATCH me? Ha! I'd flattened her..." So, plenty of points for bravery!

I am putting together the "which day are we doing what" schedule, so drop me an email if you were serious about helping. Even for an hour, every little bit helps. And Thank You.

PS - I had a cancellation on the semi-private portrait class Lisa Rodriguez is teaching at the shop tomorrow evening. It's from 7 to 9pm and $60. If you'd like to sit in, call or email me asap.

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Just a WEE bit of spackle.....

Here is the PRETTY part of what got done at the new space this weekend! Cathy's Joie de Bead boutique is shaping up beautifully! She won't think this shot of her collapsed on the floor is so beautiful but is MUCH more flattering than the rear end shot of her on her hands and knees that I could have posted. Don't you agree?

Cathy has worked so hard in her space she shamed me into doing COPIOUS amounts of spackling today. And when I say a lot I mean ALOT! Wheeeew I am tired. I was all gung-ho to get in there and paint tomorrow as it is Ashleigh's day in the shop but I suddenly remembered I am slated to speak to 3 lunch shifts of Middle schoolers during the local City's "Career Week". Good thing it dawned on me what day it is.....
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