Monday, November 30, 2009

Well Pastel Class was good today. New member to the group Judy, looks like she has got some skills and is just looking into a new medium. Barbara Jo as expected had a number of beautiful images she had worked on this last week (talked her into giving me a couple to try and sell for her the week). Not to disappoint Anita (Stoll) our instructor/teacher/mentor/friend had an interest assignment for us to do in our off class time. She saw an article in the Pastel Journal where a woman had done the same picture 100 times. Each was done in 40 minutes and using different color schemes. The images were amazing and let her use different styles, techniques, & colors, very freeing. We are now to do the same but to a smaller degree, 40 pictures, two a week. The task is a little scary but I am there to learn. This may lead one day to some real skill ;~)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Three days since Thanksgiving and I'm not tried of turkey yet.

The days and definitely the nights are getting colder (25 degrees last night).

I going to a pastel painting class tomorrow morning & I'm looking forward to it. The women in the class are interesting & a lot more talented then I (so there is no place to go but up).

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Day One of My New Blog

It's a couple of days after Thanksgiving 2009 and I'm feeling good. I don't know why but this year I couldn't wait for Thanksgiving. Usually during the holidays I feel stressed out and don't want to to be part of it. This time through I cooked most of the meal and just enjoyed myself (have I broken some secret code?). The only thing amiss was not enough family. Connie & Steve were not feeling well and Mark & Amanda went to Mark's Mom's and Patti stayed home too exhausted from Nursing School. Maybe for Christmas we will have a bigger crowd.
Some of you may be wondering why a new blog? I don't know, maybe it just easier when your not writing the code yourself and going through the publishing process. we'll see how long this lasts.