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Friday, April 29, 2011

Thoughts on going inside myself

I did that. 
And didn't even realize it; even tough, I am constantly tuned into my moods and trying to understand. 
Sometimes, I get so tired of thinking, thinking, thinking.
Why do I need to know, why?

The other morning, I touched something on my desk and felt the inspiration.
I felt the excitement of knowing that I was about to start a new painting.
I was fully aware that it had been a while.
But I never get stressed about that. 
I always know that when the time is right, I will paint. 
However, I can't help but be curious about the calm feeling I have knowing when I am "in waiting" for the time to be right. 
I find this hard to explain. 
The thing is, I didn't realize I had gone so far inside myself thinking, thinking, thinking, that I hadn't thought about not blogging.
I love blogging and I love hearing from you and
Thank you!

So with purpose today, I share this dark beginning.
And when the time is right, I will share a new painting.
♥ Sharon

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sunday's Harvest




Sometimes, no all the time, while on my walking path, I get things-to-do in my head.
The list is long and sometimes I wonder if I will ever manage them all.
I tell you, it really doesn't matter if I do or don't.
I think it is a  game I play with myself. 
My brain never stops chatting to me.
Our little estate is covered with wild crow garlic.
Hence, I harvest a little ever year as needed for salads. 
But this year year I found this recipe and couldn't stop thinking about it  while walking around and around. 
When the beautiful little white flowers grow out of the cluster of bulbs that form at the top of a green shoot,  you know there is a tiny dime-size bulb underground.
The onion fragrance so powerful.
Sunday, I harvested.
All parts are edible and so I pickled all parts. 
Must wait 3 weeks to sample. 
Now, I'm off for my walk where I will be thinking about the next thing-to-do.
♥ Sharon 

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Yes, I was Klimt Inspired
Last Saturday's inspiration found it's way into my Jewelry Journal.
Woke up Friday morning needing to cut and glue.
♥Sharon

Thursday, April 14, 2011

 Miss Ashley Kay came to watch a movie with her Nana this past weekend and of course they, the grand kids, always have to endure their Nana's show and tell.

Well well, when Miss Ashley saw the chunky pink plastic beads in the bead box, she knew immediately that she wanted a piece made with them.  She doesn't have any problem expressing what she wants.  Loud and clear she said, "Oh Nana, I want one made with these".

That was so perfect because I bought the package not knowing they were plastic.  I hoped they were big chunky hunks of glass.  I ♥ glass beads.

So, Morning ART this week has be the making of this necklace which she also specified the length of.  I decided to use some of my practice "S" links and the hook and eye latch.  I love the big hook and eye and I put it on the side so it would show from the front.

I'm pretty sure she is going to like it.
♥ Sharon

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Lazy Saturday

 I'm having a lazy Saturday just chillin mostly.
 But I did finish this birthday piece of jewelry.
I took it outside with a great big coffee table book of Gustav Klimt.
Sat in the grass and had a little photo shoot.
Now I'm itchy and inspired.
Hope your are having a wonderful lazy Saturday too.
♥ Sharon

Friday, April 08, 2011

Beads Birds and Hands

Here's a Friday update.
The morning went beautifully.
I managed to get all the pdfs loaded to the Apron Class. 
(I was sweating that)
Walked a mile on my path.
Worked on a Birthday Present.
It's Friday!!!!! 
There were four.
I just wanted to share this close up of the hand.
You can watch the hand happen in MorningART Video
(#10)March 31 and (#11)April 1
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I can't predict the weekend happenings. 
Maybe a trip to the son's for a DIL Birthday dinner.
Wishing you all a wonderful relaxing couple of days. 
♥ Sharon 

Thursday, April 07, 2011

MorningART series conclusion

I have been burning the candle at both ends while stirring too many pots on the front burners.  However, I didn't get burned by the candles nor the boiling pots. I just exhausted myself.

I finished my MorningART series of this painting in 14 videos.  All are on my You Tube channel but probably easier to watch from the first video to the last right here on my Morning ART page.

If you only want to see a "start to finish series in review", watch the conclusion video.  The review starts at about the 8:57 minute mark.  I think it is pretty cool to see the progression of this painting.

By the way, my stove only has one front  burner. And that's a fact.
♥ Sharon

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Student Showcase

Just in case you were thinking that my Tree Castle Apron class is just about making an apron,  Think Again!

I simply had to share this student's first piece with you this morning because I'm blown away.

Here is what she said when she posted this in the class Gallery:
Hi Sharon , I was stuck in my studio today keeping my dogs out of trouble with the telephone man! He was here for several hours???  Darn the bad luck ...so I just had to play art with you!  LOL This is somewhere between # two and # three face videos when I lost internet and just went on playing by myself and the dogs! 
Stephani first signed up for "Faces in Technicolor" at the end of last September. Then in October she signed up for "Faces: All Norah'S".  She had never painted faces before.

This painting is a technique that I demonstrate using Inktense watercolor pencils on muslin.  It's not all about making a beautiful apron.  The class includes nearly 2 hours of face painting instruction.

I'm just one proud teacher this morning.  As soon as I do my morning walk, I will continue with more MorningART videos.