Friday, September 21, 2012

Good evening!  How was your day? 

Mine was pretty intense for awhile. I finally gathered all the digital scans of my watercolors and prepared them to send off to be copyrighted. That was quite an experience but I made my way through it after two hours trying to figure out all of the computer particulars—exhausting to say the least, and I'm even pretty well educated in the computer. Thank goodness that is done, at least until the next batch. Hopefully I will remember not to make the same mistake I did this time . . . UG!

I have finally had the opportunity to finish reading last quarter's "Artful Blogging" magazine. I have been so busy painting that I haven't had time to read. I love Artful Blogging, the articles are not only inspiring and encouraging, they're beautiful. The whole magazine is lovely, well put together, and has an elegant classy feel. Being a retired graphic artist, I appreciate this type of magazine because I know what goes into putting a quality magazine together.

I am going to start a new series in watercolor of my favorite birds, as a matter of fact I finished one which is featured in my last post—Mrs. Cardinal. The next bird will be a surprise so keep checking back in. Thanks for visiting! Have a blessed weekend!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

I have been working on this watercolor for quite some time and finally had an opportunity to finish it over the past two weeks while working at the Emlenton Mill as their resident artist.

What a wonderful experience being able to paint with no interruptions and in such a cool historical setting. If you have an opportunity to visit the Creamery your tummy will thank you. The ice cream is delicious and they have a new pizza shop on the Main street level!

The owners and manager are working to turn the mill into a touring museum, adding a gift shop and possible gallery in the future. I hope you will be able to visit! I will be doing a show October 6th and 13th. I'm excited and hope to see you there!