This fall I took part in Connie Solera's 30-day "Painting the Feminine" course. It was an amazing experience. Not only did it open up an immense amount of freedom in my painting, I was able to connect with a very creative and passionate group of artists worldwide who were part of the course. Every day, Connie and the other women inspired me and their support and insights were tremendously valuable. I can't wait till the next Painting the Feminine course starts!
Here's a link to the Student Show.
This Thanksgiving, I wanted to take a little time to do something special for my family, so I decided to create some watercolor place cards for our dinner table. I had an assortment of gourds on display on my window ledge and on my front porch, so I used them as inspiration.
I used 3" x 5" watercolor postcards that I picked up at Hobby Lobby. I painted the gourds on the lower half of the card. When they were dry, I folded them in half and then added
each person's name. On the inside of each card, I jotted the date and wrote a little note about what I was thankful for about that person.
After our Thanksgiving prayer and toast, we went around the table and everyone read their note. It was a simple, but very special moment. After the meal was done, everyone had a little something to remember the day and how blessed I feel to have them in my life.