Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Byrd Street Studio Business

Hi everyone...

Just a little update of what I have been working on in the studio.

Since my last Life Book update, I have completed only two pieces as I did not have all the supplies to even begin one of the lessons. I have since made a haul at Jo Ann's and will try to get caught up after I finish the current lesson.

These are the two that I hadn't posted as of yet:

We have a class coming up on Wednesday at the Byrd Street Studio. Looks like just a couple of students, but being new to Florida, I don't have a huge following as of yet. This is the painting they will be creating.

This next painting I created using a leftover background from one of my life Book lessons. I really enjoyed adding the collage elements and the 'more than you'll ever know' truth behind its conception.

As some of you already know, I found a couple pieces of furniture in my son's neighborhood marked for trash (Actually, "I" was driving and my girlfriend spotted them). We picked them up and brought them home. One of them was an end table that just needed a little cleaning.

The other was a lonely wooden chair. It was sturdy, but looked like the kitty had no other toys.

I've begun sanding it and am excited to repurpose it. I took a poll on Face Book and had so many suggestions for color and such. Stay tuned to see how it evolves.

While my girlfriend was here for a short visit, she created the cutest inspirational painting. And, yep... we did this in our jammies!

Next Monday, I will be flying back to Utah to gather up the rest of my things. Kirk and I will be bringing a small U-Haul truck back to Florida and will be towing my camper behind it. I only have a week to pack and load everything and also do coffee and lunch with 'my girls' and my great nephew :)

Kirk is going to stay for a about a week before returning to Utah. I am hoping that he will be able to enjoy some pool time this visit.

I'm excited to art with a friend on June 17th. I'll post pictures if she'll let me.

Another house project is supposed to begin the second week of June. This time its a total redo of the back of the house. After this, there will hopefully be a new driveway poured and that should take care of the major repairs to the house. I will be excited to have it all done and then just work on the medium to small stuff.

Then FINALLY MY SISTER IS COMING!!!!!! She came to Florida with me last year when I saw my new home for the first time. She will be here this year during the same week. 

Well... I probably won't get a chance to blog for a while, but I will update when I get back.

Thank you all for stopping by and supporting me in my art and life journeys.

Tommy Jo


  1. It is wonderful to see and hear all of the ways in which you are settling in to your new life there, TommyJo! May God continue to bless you every day - in every way! <3

    1. Thanks, Von. This morning, a friend of mine bought 3 paintings for her new office. So, when I least expect it, I find blessings :)