The kids and I are far...far....away. I have so many "field trips" planned I can hardly stand it. Pretty sure I've made Billy nuts with my "let's see this and let's see that". HA. But really, except for the beach we've not taken our kids anywhere. This is a whole different type of away from home experience for them. Thus why I've decided to dub it the Ultimate Field Trip. Oh, and Billy's here too. But he's working. Thus why the field trip is affordable. It's called stow-away in some circles. He doesn't seem to mind.
When we get back I am sure I'll have stories to tell. I'm renting a car and driving.....laugh those that know me. I'm not blonde anymore so hoping that helps. Plus I've got Mailey and William to help navigate. See ya at the end of the week!!
Here's the link: Paint Something: An E-course
etsy shop was totally at the top of the list. Folks it was bad how neglected this sweet little shop had been. Posted here is just a small sampling of the goodies in the shop. Beaded bracelets are the perfect stack-able arm candy this season. And yours having a little piece of art on it will make it even more a statement piece. Everyone will wanna know where you got it! And since they are all one-of-a-kind rest assured you will remain unique even after sharing the buying source. wink...wink... Which is right here.
This weekend I set aside a little time for painting in the studio. My good friend Jill asked me to paint something for her front living area. I love painting custom paintings first of all, and second even more for someone I know I'll be able to see it hanging in the living area for years to come.Since I am trying out the little paints I was able to finally use these wooden Coke crates my framer Phillip grabbed me. Although by the time I was finished painting for the day the paint was still all over my desk. Kind defeats the point of having them stored neatly, but I tried! I think Katie Daisy has her paints stored like this. I know I saw this idea on someone's art desk. :) I am liking the thinner paints so I can layer easier and not have such goopiness on the base layers. If you've taken a class from me you might be gasping or giggling at this sight.....I know. I am eating my words right now. Part of the beauty of being an artist is trying new supplies out. A few years back I fell in love with the Soy Paints in tubes like these. But the company didn't really develop the line and honestly I haven't seen any recently. But seeing all the yummy colors one day at Michael's
I delivered the painting last night. It fit perfectly in the space and complimented her other Jenni original. I need to go back and photo the room. It's a lovely space. So...if you'd love a custom piece for your home feel free to email me! Have a lovely Tuesday friends.
The Holidays are upon us. I have the perfect way for you to get some holiday shopping done AND get a few handmade gifts made in one swoop! Holiday Art Camp dates are set! Woohoooo what fun we are going to have in my home studio this year.
Here are all the details:
Monday, November 24th: 10-2
Tuesday, November 25th: 10-2
Saturday, December 13th: 10-2
Your child can attend all to make more gifts if you like.
WHAT ARE WE MAKING:
We will be painting on a cradled wood canvas one of 3 choices: nest, still life, or snowman (unless they come with another idea). There will be plenty of samples, encouragement and paint! In addition they will be making an art charm beaded bracelet. Like this:
I will have multi-colored beads to choose from as well.
$55.oo per child per workshop
Students must presently be in Kindergarten through 8th grade.
Students will need to come in old clothing with a sack lunch, drink and snack.
HOW TO REGISTER:
Please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org to register. I can either paypal you an invoice or you can mail me a check. In your email please indicate the dates you wish to attend and payment option. Please note: there has to be at least 6 students signed up for the class to happen. So sign-up early! You will receive your money back if the workshop is canceled the same way you paid.
I hope you will send your sweet kiddos my way. I love to help them craft special gifts for their special people. It's the year to give handmade, right?
ADULT WORKSHOP: If you are an adult and wish to take a workshop as well, I intend to offer one on Sunday, December 7th from 2-6PM. ONLY if I have pre-paid 6 students. So please sign up early. We will be making the same projects. Cost: $55.oo