Reminder

Here is my next show, this weekend in Roanoke Indiana. It is supposed to be sunny and 53 with  light winds. I look forward to this. Put on my heavy sweater and take my hot vegetable soup and it will be a great day for an art show. They have added a fine crafts area also. Plein air painting, Farmers Market, Young artists competition and a children’s art area along with the art show. Saturday, October 13 from 10:00 am to 4 pm. Here is the website.

Revamped Painting #1 Complete

The title of this painting is “Can We Talk”. It is from a painting that became damaged and those elements were taken off. I had a good time using the new wallpaper books choosing the papers for the flowers. I like to hide critters in my paintings so look for a woolly bear caterpillar. This painting can be purchased in three different sizes and can be found here. So far I have moved over 39 prints, my store is filling up.

Store Checkout up and running

If anyone was trying to sign up for a workshop or to purchase prints, the store checkout

is up and running again.  It seems there was a glitch that took 6 hours to find.

I am so sorry and a bit frustrated.

Robin

Find Your Creative Joy-Workshop Information

This 5 X 7 canvas is the star for the Friday evening October 26 workshop. 6 pm to 10 pm. In it we will use acrylic paint, wallpaper, acrylic ink, permanent pen and oil paintsticks. We will also use some texture tools for the background. All the shapes are very simple and easy to do. No artistic experience needed and you will be able to take home a completed painting. Four hours for just $75.00.

One side of the painting.

Sun and sky on the top of the painting.

The other side of the painting. (The bottom is just green.) Four hours of fun. A complementary bag containing art goodies. I guarantee something will be hand made. Drinks and chocolate, baked items. Take me to the sign up page.

This little floral painting is the star of the Sunday October 21st workshop. 1 pm to 5 pm.  We will be using wallpaper, acrylic paint, bronze leaf, acrylic ink, iridescent and florescent paint.

The next four pictures show the sides that the design laps over.

Again, no artistic experience needed. Four hours of creative fun for $75.00. Bag with artistic goodies and a hand made item. Chocolate, hot and cold beverages, some home baked goodies. Nice way to spend an afternoon and learn some new techniques. Take me to the sign up page.

The Pennsy Depot has been painstakingly remodeled, and the women who spearheaded it have kept most of the elements of this early train station. It is just so cute and a perfect place for a small gathering. Even though there are train tracks beside it, no trains go by it.

This is the area where we will have the workshop. Plenty of windows and lights. If it is a nice day those doors open out.

Just showing different scenarios.

Kitchen Area

Rest Room. I was so impressed how nice this restoration was done. I feel thrilled that I am able to use this area for creative workshops. It is located right beside the police and fire stations with plenty of parking. My vision for these workshops is to keep building on them and introducing more techniques, larger canvases, a complete day workshop, the sky is the limit. Sign up and help me make this a reality. Decatur is a wonderful city that is focusing on the arts. If you drive around downtown there are sculptures and new parks. A new gallery just opened this year, many home boutiques, coffee shop and unique pizza restaurants along with other good restaurants. When the dates get nearer, I will post maps and restaurants. Come, lets be creative together.

 

Two More Prints added

I enjoy revisiting the earlier paintings when adding them to my store. The title for this one is “Three by NIght”. Three Feline Friends out doing what they like to do; sitting on a high brick wall, sleeping, eating and looking at the moon on a newspaper. This 4.5 X 6.25 print can be purchased in my store for $22.00 or a note card for $5.00.

The title of this watercolor painting in “Party Cats.” They have had a great time with paw prints on the wall, confetti on the floor, party hats and a deflated balloon on a crooked chandelier. This 4.5 X 8.5 print can be purchased in my store for $25.00 or a note card for $5.00. Click here to purchase.

Artsy news

This weekend, September 22 is Art at the Riverside in Leo Indiana. I grabbed this picture off the website and it must have been taken by a drone. It is a great show, you can see the parking then cross Schwartz road, the food trucks and live music then the artists. My tent is the very last one one the point at the bottom. Booth #16 I am looking forward to Saturday….I have seen two temps. 67 degrees or 74 degrees and sunny!!! Come out, see us, buy some one of a kind art. Riverside Gardens, Leo Indiana, 14701 Schwartz Road. 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

I will be bringing this painting out this Saturday. I have been saving it but decided to make it available. “Evening on the Porch.

Vincolet Art and Wine Festival, Sept. 8 and 9, 2018. This was my view on friday, Sept. 7 while putting up the tent. Just a beautiful place. I was so looking forward to this show. Only 60 artists but a great following, and I understand customers make a point to come to this show.

Hurricane Gordon decided to dump his rain on the Cincinnati area. We had a few brave souls walking around but the rain just was coming down very steadily. They closed the show at 5pm and I went to get the car and it was stuck in the field.

I had to disengage the traction control and it took 5 men to push it out, the ground was that saturated. Last year, I was doing St. James Court in Louisville and another hurricane decided to stay over the show on Sunday flooding our booths, what were the chances? Oh the life of an art fair artist. My helper Margaret and I were happy to report that no art or prints were damage, that is a success story.

These grapes were very aromatic.

Right now I have a gallery show and sale at the Juxtapose shop in Elkhart. It will be up through the first week of October. It opened on the 13th of September and I was delighted to be there. It was for the monthly Elkhart Art Walk. This is my art in the front window.

The others hanging in the shop. All the originals, prints and cards are for sale.The address for Juxtapose is 208 South Main Street, Elkhart, IN. Very cute shop!

I am an animal lover. This painting…Unconditional Love…..was created as the partner for Cat Love. This is a limited edition print up to 2000 and for every 10.5 X 10.5 print sold I give Animal Care and Control $5.00. The print can be found in my shop. During the Three Rivers Art in the Park I had a person stop in my tent who is from the Black Pine Animal Sanctuary. She had mentioned that they have many items that can be used from the animal, like snake skins and bear fur which caught my interest and could be used for a mixed media painting.. She mentioned that they are also having a fundraiser called Lions and Tigers and Beer in October. I will be picking up the wild animal ephemera and dropping off a print for their auction.

Cat Love-the partner to Unconditional Love. Click here to purchase.

 

The idea using the bear fur and snake skin came from this painting….That’s Life….This is an actual abandoned birds nest from my bushes. It had been abandoned and it just needed to be added into a painting. I will let you know what I come up with. Click here to purchase.

I have added a Holiday Show, Le Chic Holiday Market for Nov./December. It will be at the Coliseum on Nov. 30/December 1.

 

My Shows through the end of the year.

Art at the Riverside Sept. 22

Renaissance at Roanoke Oct. 13

Wunderkammer November 1

Le Chic Holiday Market Nov. 30/December 1

Wunderkammer December 13.

Find your Creative Joy Workshops October 21 and 26

Find your Creative Joy Workshops

The two paintings above are the examples we are going to work with in the classes.  I want to share the joy of creating with Mixed Media.  It is great fun.  Get a group together and have a creative night out. Just $75.00 for a four hour workshop. Join me at the Decatur IN, Pennsy Depot.  October 21 or 26.  Click here save your spot for Sunday. Click here to save your spot for Friday.

Two Exciting Happenings to Share with YOU!

This is my friend Theresa.

 

Starting in October I will be holding four hour, mixed media workshops. A couple of Sundays ago I had some friends come over to do a trial run and critique of the workshop. It was so fun to see them bring their personalities out. I designed the painting and they could choose the different colors and papers to make it their own.

Kathy

Karen didn’t think she was good at art, but I think she is, and she had fun.

Dianne is a retired art teacher and she had fun with it too! It’s all about fun and to try something new. Have a time out with your friends.

This is the original painting that I put together and seeing their renditions of it are fantastic for sure. The mediums used in this are acrylic paint, wallpaper, acrylic ink, gel medium and a stencil.

Anna

Michelle

A lot of fun creating going on here. The Workshops will be held in the newly restored Pennsy Depot. In 2017 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places and here is a nice newspaper article about it.

The next exciting thing is that I have opened my own shop here on my website. I will be slowly moving all my Etsy items over to this shop. It has been a real learning experience and I mean that in a good way. My knowledge expanded. I wanted to have an area to sign up and pay for the workshops and thought now is the perfect time to have my own shop. There will be 11 spots in each workshop. When the first two are full I will then open up a couple more dates at a time. The workshops are live on the shop and here is where you can get to them. I hope you might consider giving it a try.

 

Another new app

My photos from my IPhone were too large, that was why I had to go in and edit the photo to add to my last test. I downloaded Iresize from the App Store to be able to make the photos smaller on my IPad. Let’s see how well it works.

I carved these stamps a while back and made a mandala out of them. I resized to 800 pixels and it up loaded fine. Hopefully it will publish fine also. If that is so, it was a well spent 99 cents.

Awaken Your Creative Spirit

In April I attended a three day workshop in Cincinnati with Carrie Schmitt. It was a group of women who loved to paint, loved Carrie and her way of creating and we formed new friendships. I really love this picture!

A flower bar where we chose a bouquet of flowers to interpret and paint in our style.

my interpretation.

Beautiful wings were painted and we had our pictures taken in front of them.

Fun Picture!

Carrie and myself on the last day. She is as beautiful inside as out. This is the second year that I took a workshop with Carrie. Last year I flew all the way to Oregon. This was just a three hour drive. So grateful for the opportunity.