Monday, October 9, 2017

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

Albert Einstein

 This is one of my very favorite things about having this shop, the room it has to provide Art classes.  It brings me such joy to see others create in my little shop.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Sometimes when things are falling apart they may actually be falling into place.

When I look back at my life and remember when I was going through a very dark time, I asked God Why? I know now, He was putting everything into place so I could live my dream. I was 15 years old when I wrote my first business plan. Others followed through the years. I wanted to open a little Boutique, it just was not the right timing.
 I dreamed of opening a Boutique where people could go in and find that very special gift for a loved one and home decor destination for clients.  The location is large enough for that and large enough to fill it with all the dreams.
 In the boutique you will find hand made jewlery, every piece is unique and very special, one of a kind. Vintage furniture and home decor.  Art painted by myself and Art from Artist I feature each month. Farmtables made by my Father and Crochet items made by my Mother. Wood items made by my husband. I just added jewelry by another jewelry maker.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

New beginnings are often dissguised as painful endings

Lao Tzu

I have not written in such a long time because, I had a new beginning.  My painful ending happened when I lost a job that I had gotten closer to home.  When that happened I picked up my paintbrush and started painting, not knowing that soon after it would lead to me opening a Boutique - Studio.  So many wonderful things have happened and I have met the most wonderful people in the process.
Six months after I lost my job, I got a part time job at my Church. I work Mondays and Tuesdays and the Shop is open Wednesdays thru Saturdays
I will try to fill you in as much as possible in the next couple of weeks.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Remenber that you have only one Soul, that you have only one death to die; that you have only one life, which is short and has to be lived by you alone; and there is only one Glory, which is eternal.  If you do this, there will be many things about which you care nothing.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul.

William Maugham

Teaching Art is how I love to spend my day. I am so amazed in the art my students produce.
This was a watercoloer resist lesson. Fist we drew the turtles in pencil and outlined with oil pastels.  Then we added watercolor and sprinkeld with a little salt.  They turned out amazing!
Here are a few samples.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Some people look for a beautiful place, others make a place beautiful


Plein air painting well, I did not carry the hard easel, I rested the canvas on a light post and made that work. I put the paint in containers so, it was lighter to carry.  Two week later I am still working on this painting.  We are learning about light and shadow.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Don't be afraid 

Just believe

One of my wishes for 2015 was to take a painting class at Delta with Mr. Moreno.  In the fall of 2009 I enrolled in Mr. Moreno's Painting class.  My son had taken his class and recommended Mr. Moreno. I was so exited and could not wait but something else happened.  I was offered a job and I was to start the same day as my paiting class.  I had been home for twenty years. But the job came up and I took the job.
 Now six years later I'm in his class and I love it!  I absorb every word that comes out of his mouth and I take notes and go over every thing he explained in class.  This painting looks easier than it was.  On Thursday he lecured about landscape painting. He had told us to dress warm because we were going to paint outside.  So, on Thurdsay I layed my clothes.  I had an undershirt, a long sleve shirt, a heavier sweater, and a very heavy coat.  I wanted to stay warm. He sent us out, I was carrying four quarts of paint plus all my painting suppies, my 24x30 canvas and a bucket of water! There I was carrying all my stuff with my arms partly extended because of all the layers and I took off to look for the perfect location.  I could not find it, everything he had talked about for painting this perfect landscape was just not there.  I walked from one side  to the other huffing and puffing, my back was killing me! And on that cold and drizzily day I was HOT! I finally stopped because I could not carry my stuff any longer. I thought of the Great Masters that probably could paint at any location amd produce that masterpiece so I said, "Letty, this is your spot. Now make the best of it!" Next week I have to carry a heavy metal easel. But I have a plan.