I'm Back and almost ready to paint
I am exhausted!! I am such a homebody that I get homesick anytime I leave my roost. But I had a wonderful time painting with Peggy Harris (www.peggyharris.com) and for the life of me I can't remember the names of the other teachers. I painted the goldfish with Peggy, a calla lily in acrylic and one in oils, and I was suppose to paint with Delane Lange but got bumped. I was the last one to sign up and she didn't bring enough projects to paint so I volunteered to give up my seat (she is sending me a packet with the wood). I really wanted to take the class but several of the ladies seemed upset so I decided to give it up. I bought a lot of little things and several packets. We had an auction with the money going to the Decorative Arts Museum and it was great to see all the paintings donated for the auction. Johnnie Lilidahl donated one of her old world paintings of a little girl and it went for $3,300.00 which was nice but the painting should have been for more.
I didn't see anything new but I did purchase wood ornaments, wind chimes, tea boxes, metal keys, and a few brushes to add to my collection. There was a lot of rusty metal items on the sales floor and books galore. I didn't have the patience to go through them. It was fun just to see all the items that were painted. The drive for me was 8 hours but it went by fast. One of the ladies that went with us talked the whole way.
We had a younger (41) lady join us there and she is fairly new at painting - she was so excited and it just made you feel good to see that. Then, on the flip side, one of the ladies was in pain from a back injury and she felt everyone was so mean to her - which wasn't the truth, everyone was so nice and accommodating even when she snapped at us or made sarcastic remarks. That made me want to go home right away but I couldn't. However, I would have to think twice before going again with a group of ladies.
As soon as I get unpacked, I will start adding pictures to the post.
Missed not talking to yall and I know you would have loved going.