Thursday, September 9, 2010


Yemassee, South Carolina
Hi Y'all, Fall is in the air and I am excited about upcoming art classes and workshops!

DISCOVER THE ARTIST IN YOU classes begin Tuesday Evening September 21 (5-6 pm for a "meet, greet and set up" with session beginning at 6pm and lasting until 9pm) . Each 3 hour session will cover drawing techniques, color theory and brush strokes, creative art philosophy and history and students will complete a painting during each session.
At the end of the six weeks we will send out invitations and have a Student Art Show - but don't let that intimidate you! We are in this for the fun, the friendships and the fearlessness of painting and really enjoying ourselves! This Course is great for beginners and more experienced artists.
Included in this course are 18 hours of instruction, a great wooden artist's box with paints, brushes, apron, paint knife, palette, canvases and more, PLUS a really fun art show to celebrate your work! Cost: 280.00

ONE DAY WORKSHOPS will be held on an interest basis. These workshops, usually a Saturday, are comprised of six hours of instruction in basic drawing skills, color theory and brushstrokes with personal instruction to finish a 16 x 20 painting. Call if you have any interest in this type of workshop day. You will need to bring a sack lunch, but all art supplies are included. Cost for the Day Workshop is 95.00

If you have any questions or would like to get signed up please send an email to or call me at 843-384-9650. I look forward to hearing from you!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

In the Company of Amazing Women

This past Saturday I had the privilege of being in the company of amazing women. We painted. We dined. We laughed. We cried. And I, for one, remembered why I am so blessed to be in the company of women.

I was visiting my sister Julie (shown at left) in Charlotte, NC. She is a wonderful mom to her three children Kyle, Chad and Lexi; a dedicated employee at "Anita Goodesign" and a loyal friend to those in her life privileged to call her such. I am proud to call her my sister, and awed to be counted among those who love her.

We had been wanting to have a "Paint Out" at her home for years and this weekend became what will be known as the first of many! We called it our "Soul Sista' Studio" and invited a couple of other women over to share the time. Shelley and Karen joined us and it was a great beginning of what will surely grow to include more women and more dates on our calenders.

Karen began work on this piece with the tree and a "quilting"effect around it.

Shelley worked diligently on her painting even though allergies beset her all day. We were all thrilled with her ability to mix these colors from a basic set of five primary colors.

Julie began this painting of the beach.

And I continue to be enthralled with nests and the theme of the home. This mixed media piece is a new foray into texture, found objects, and recycled art materials.

I am excited about all of the potential that this continues to hold... And I am also delighted to have found a home in the company of these delightful women... they are wives, mothers, friends, teachers, artists and sisters, but mostly, they are amazing!