Monday, January 27, 2014

"Blue Door" & workshop recap


My workshop last week went really well. But before I tell you about that I have some news that will affect my painting habits for a little while. Over the weekend my husband broke his ankle, and unfortunately it's bad enough that it will probably require a surgery or two. So while he's healing I will be full time nurse and single mom, which means my painting time will be limited. I love my husband, and if he's a good patient, we both might live through this.

On to my workshop in Springfield last week. The Emerald Art Center turned out to be an ideal space, with a separate room for my demos, and a camera and screen to project them on. I'm happy to be doing 3 more there this year (more on that soon)! My kids were pretty typically wonderful, though I did have to yell at them a few times (I tell you - it's like herding cats!). <- Here are some pictures of them working.

It was nice to be able to recommend the restaurants for once, ones with really fantastic cocktails, which was a great way to relax at the end of each day. My kids and I -> had tons of fun together and I miss them already!


Sheila Evans said...

Fantastic workshop, Carol. We had a blast and learned a lot. My condolences to David, that sucks! Hope he is better soon.

Sea Dean - Paint a Masterpiece said...

Darn. Bad things do happen to good people. Here's hoping for a speedy recovery for David and a return to a normal schedule for you.

Kim boyer said...

Hi Carol! I'm so sorry to hear about your hubby!!! Ouch! :(
I know you will be a great nurse because you are so sweet and caring. I loved my workshop experience at the Emerald Art Center with you. I'm hoping to take everything I've learned from you ("islands first with the exception of glass") and to stop being so fussy! Thanks again for offering this great workshop! I hope I see you again. Take care. Love, Kim

Robin Rosenthal said...

Wishing your husband a speedy recovery.

Brenda Ferguson said...

You ALWAYS have fun!!! One of the gazillion things I love about you!

And one of the things I love about this painting is that pop of perfect color/value on the plant in the me gasp!
BIG hug to's to healing!

Laura Buxo said...

Welcome back online. Your posts are always inspirational. Wishing your husband a speedy recovery.

Kathy said...

Sorry to hear about your husband's accident. I hope he has a speedy recovery and is back to norm soon. Thanks for your expert advice and input during our class. It was great meeting everyone and seeing Oregon for the first time. Continued success and happiness to you and your family! - Nashville Kat

JanettMarie said...

That's a fun blue door.

Sorry about your husband, hope his surgeries go well and he mends fast.

Looks like you had a great group of "kids", so nice. And you were close to home... life is good!

Patti Vincent said...

Get well soon David! Good luck Carol :)

Art Maine said...

A New Hue of Blue

Blue pulls, beckoning to me,
come inside to the blue sky
but no, I trip on a stair
and oh, my ankle, I am
not going anywhere for
I have the blues, a deep shade
of ultra-david-marine.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Token workshop Guy ;)

I'm so sorry about David's mishap and I sure hope that he's a good patient ;)

I love this little painting!!!

Barbara Pask said...

Such a shame about your hubby. I hope his surgeries go well and his recovery is quick.

Anonymous said...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery for your husband!

Linda Popple said...

Another workshop success!

Sorry to hear about David's ankle. Hope his healing is fast!!

Sandra Galda said...

Best wishes for an effective surgery for your hubby and a speedy recovery, and for you to have strength!