Friday, January 20, 2012

Helllllloooooooo, 2012!

With the advent of a new year I am embarking on a journey toward the celebration of 50 years!  Wow!  it seems unreal and yet so right.  I have loved every age - but perhaps none better than my present age.  I am glad to be alive and consider myself blessed in so many ways.  Last year found me reading Ann Voscamp's book "One thousand Gifts" and I will never be the same.  So I am counting the "gifts" all of the blessings that come to me from God's ultimately loving hand... and "All truly is Grace." 

My husband, Dave, and I will celebrate 25 years of marriage this year.  For those of you who know us you are keenly aware that this has not come easy, and yet, what truly worthy feats are easy.  God is still in the "Miracle Business" and for this we are grateful. 

David Paul continues his work with his photography and working with Dave.  We are praying for that "Good Thing" from the Lord for him and look forward to the mysterious ways of God's Providence as He works in this area. 

My Art has gone through various stages in the past three years, from wildly colorful palms to Bird nests, to mixed media pieces about "Home," to oysters, of all things and now I have just completed a series of "Valentines" for fun.  I am having a lot of fun painting and am exited to say that my work can now be seen in five different locales:
The Gallery, Beaufort, SC

Eden Gallery, Walterboro, SC

Simple Gestures, St.Augustine, FL

Julienne's, Hampton, SC

Fletcher's Finds, Yemassee, SC

Here's to 2012!


Beginning Tuesday, February 7, 2012 I will be offering art classes at

My classic 6-Week "Discover the Artist in You" instruction includes:
  • Week 1:  Color Theory, Color mixing & Pre-Instruction painting
  • Week 2: Monet History; Brush Strokes & 2nd Painting
  • Week 3: Van Gogh History; Brush Strokes & 3rd Painting
  • Week 4:  Cezanne History: Brush Strokes & 4th Painting; 
  • Week 5:  O'Keeffe History: Brush Strokes & 5th Painting
  • Week 6:  Personal Choice Painting
 All Classes include:
  • Creative Prompts and Ideas for continuing inspiration  
  • Artist Tools and philosophy
  • Art Exhibition to Celebrate Accomplishments
Three class times will be available beginning Tuesday, February 7, 2012:
1:00 - 3:00  Adult Class 
4:00 - 5:30  Student Class (Ages 8-15)
6:00 - 9:00  Adult Class

Contact me at