Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Thought #1. During a conversation with Ed's sister, she made a statement about the person we were talking about and said, "My life was not made any better or happier because I knew her." Well, I don't really want that being said about me. I would rather have people say that it was nice knowing Cindy and that she brought some kind of joy to their lives.
Thought #2. I make ALOT of assumptions on a daily basis. And these assumptions lead me to make up things in my mind that are not necessarily the case.
Thought #3. It's not all about me! LOL I know that this would make my brother-in-law happy to hear me say that, but that is not for him. LOL...anyways, this has to do with thought #2. When we assume things then we make it all about us and in reality...it's not. Everybody has their own reality. We just don't always have all the information and we try to fill in the blank spots and when we do this...we make up all kinds of stuff in our minds. So...I am going to try not to base my decisions off of assumptions.
I learned alot of things this weekend. I am going through a period of self discovery. I hope you don't mind joining in on the ride....
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Later that night, my sister Lynn and I went to dinner with Catherine Witherell. We have been wanting to meet for some time now. We had a blast talking about everything under the sun. I am glad we finally met. I didn't get any pictures of us which I wish I would have. But I am sure we will meet again somewhere sometime.
And that is my final post on Art & Soul 2008. Now, I am getting my submission to Belle Armoire ready, then this weekend I take a trip to see my man again, then I come back and I am busy busy busy. Life is good right now. I am just taking each day as it comes and enjoying what it has to offer.
Friday, October 10, 2008
It's not quite done yet but you get the gist. I have some ribbon to add and then tack it all down. I really liked this class.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
After the falls, we went to the Portland Saturday Craft Market. It was very interesting.
Then we went down to Alberta Street, bought some great ribbon, headed over to Claim Jumper to eat lunch and then back to our room for a quick nap before we went down for Vendor night at Art & Soul. A very tiring day indeed.
I leave you with this last picture I took of the day.
Notice the little black clouds against all the big white puffy clouds? Remember...you are the big puffy clouds....don't let the little black rain clouds ruin your parade! You are bigger than they are! Kick ass and take names! The sun always comes back out and brightens the day!
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
It was a great evening. Nina is the sweetest person. Her work is so much more incredible in person. She is someone who I look up to and admire. My sister became a big Nina fan after her class.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Our first class was with Kelly Rae Roberts. She is such a sweetheart! If you ever get a chance to take a class with her....DO IT! You won't regret it. I totally loved her class. Me and my sister Lynn had the best time creating our paintings. The techniques she taught are something that I will use in future art for sure. Here is a progression of one of my paintings. First you collage old letters, cards etc and then add paint...The piece is not quite finished but you get the idea.
After class Lynn and I went to dinner at this great seafood place and I got my favorite thing...Steamed Clams!!! and then when we came back, we hung out in the lounge area, talking with Kelly Rae, Stephanie Lee, Then Judy Wise came over. She is just the cutest thing! She was wearing these striped socks with thong sandals. Stephanie made her take this picture! We had tons of laughter that night. Isn't it amazing how good laughing can make you feel? Stephanie Lee has got the quickest wit I have ever seen. She is soooooo funny. A total kick to be around. All the woman I met there are so amazing and talented. I felt like a little minnow in a bowl of goldfish but I had a great time. It was a great end to the first day...I will post more on my other days later. I am tooooooooo tired tonight! I need to go to bed and rest, rest, rest!