Saturday, February 27, 2016

First Class Scheduled in Florida, Yay!

I finally confirmed a date for the first class I will be teaching here in Florida. Scheduled for April 13th, and having company for the whole month of March, I have been busy trying to get the studio ready.

I bought a couple tables and should be able to accommodate 8 students per class. I think 6-8 is a good size for the studio and is still small enough for students to be able to complete a nice mixed media piece.

Since that last photo was taken. I have been trying to hang some of my original artwork on the walls that will be available for purchase. I still have a ton of unframed pieces, so I may try to get some of them framed before that first class.

*Sneak Peek*
This is the piece I will be teaching for the class and it seems everyone is excited about creating their own.

Well, I am off to my first neighborhood barbecue since I moved in and I am very excited about meeting all my neighbors. 

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Finally Settled and Creating Art Again

I know I haven't posted here in a long time, but the move to Florida has been full of 'settling in' stuff.

I came with only what would fit in my car and realized that I left so many things behind that perhaps that wasn't the best choice. But, it is done.

My new home is minimalist to say the least.

I can:

Dine at a table

Sit on a sofa 

... and Sleep in a bed. 

Does one really need much more to carry on everyday existance?
Yes,... yes, one does. A studio is in the making.

The original garage in this house was converted into a room and I am using that as a studio. I have begun setting it up to work in as well as providing a place to hold mixed media classes.

I am so excited for this new adventure and I am adjusting to the changes it has made in my life. 

I am creating art again and I am loving that. 

Here is my very first piece of Florida art ...

More updates coming :)

As always, thank you for your patience in my absence from blogging and for supporting and encouraging me in my art journey.