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I get emotional everytime I watch. Please take a few minutes and listen to this video. (There's also a documentary called "Playing for Change" on

June 27, 2011

mini canvas

Had fun with these mini canvas 3x3
for a swap on one of my yahoo groups
I used Deco Art Texture crackle.
Love that stuff.

House Shaped Tags

These are for the Yahoo group
I love doing Vintage themed art projects.

Painted Art shirts

Im working on Painted Art shirts for
Saturday morning Farmers Market.
I used Deco art brand
"So Soft" Fabric paints
They allow a wonderful watercolor effect.

June 07, 2011

my trip south

Painting # 1
complete with wrap around frame
that Esa also constructs.
Esa and Maila
Esa and my Jenn

painting # 2
needs more tweeking
and the frame is not on yet

well im rested up a little so i can share my trip south
to Kitchener and then to Port Colborne Ontario ( Canada)
On Friday , my beautiful niece Jenn
picked me up and we went to the Art House
in Kitchener ...what a nice store...
Ill have to go back there for sure !!!
Saturday morning we left Kitchener at 6:45 am
for the drive to Port Colbourne and to Esa's studio.
I think there were 12 of us that morning....
We experience the wildest thunderstorm i have ever been in the middle of
The studio was hit with lightning coming through the electicle outlet in the midst of us.
Luckily nothing else in Esa,s house or studio were damaged.
But brave souls that we were (NOT)
we continued on ...
(We could see the lightning through the skylights)
The power went out for about 2 hours and no one went out for lunch LOL
which was ok because Esa's wife Maila provides the most endless scrumptious food
(snacks she calls it all )
We completed one painting that day,
Esa will not let you leave till the majority of it is finished.

Day two ,Sunday ...was a little less exciting (no storms)
10 of us that day but wonderful as well , as we worked on another painting.

Esa is a fabulous teacher very kind and a real sweetheart
the best teacher i have encountered.
Maila is equally kind and generous .
They both make sure you are well taken care of....
Together they make a fabulous team !!!!
I hope if you ever get a chance to take classes with him
you take advantage of the experience will enjoy it.
We will be going back for more as soon as we can..