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Cheerful and Colorful Paintings in Oil, Acrylic, Mixed Media and Collage

Friday, May 28, 2010

Art Journal Program ~ Graham, TX ~ Pear 2 ~ by Texas Daily Painter Nancy Standlee

Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas 8" x 8"

I posted a Pear on this date HERE.
Do you like to paint pears? I do. I learned about pears in a Robert Burridge workshop and don't paint them as much as I'd like. Check out Bob's Blog for one of his pears HERE.

Yesterday, Thursday, my Canvas by Canvas artist friends, Connie and Margie, drove to Graham, Texas with me for a program I presented, "How to Journal Introduction" at 2:00 for their Art Guild. They meet in the restored Old Post Office Museum and Art Center and it was a lovely setting to be surrounded by art and history. I left with some resolves from the members to begin a journal. Wow!
I brought some of my art journals to share about how I began journaling and materials I use. In closing, the members took a watercolor card and used some of my watercolor palettes to make a card for a personal journal entry. Blick Art materials were so gracious to provide each with a goody bag filled with a brush, a $5.00 gift coupon and a current sale catalog.
On my journal page where I recorded the event this morning in my journal, I wrote over and around the figures I've been practicing on from the Skip Lawrence DVD on jelly bean figures.
You will recall I'd posted several of the days activities about his workshop recently.

I feel very strongly about the art journal and love to share my views and methods.

In Natalie Goldberg's "Writing Down the Bones", she expresses how I feel about art journals
You will recall I'd posted several of the days activities about his workshop recently.

"It is important to say the names of who we are, the names of the places we have lived, and to write the details of our lives. We have lived; our moments are important....We are important and our lives are important, magnificent really, and their details are worthy to be recorded. This is how writers must think, this is how we must sit down with pen in hand. We were here; we are human beings; this is how we lived. Let it be known, the earth passed before us. Our details are important."

View the slide show below to see some photos. Mouse over for the caption.

And as far as the last slide about the Redneck at Sonic. OK I didn't drive in close enough and was not wanting to get out of the car to press the call button. I know it looks like a commode brush but it's a garment/car seat brush. You might like to know the call button was activated after several tries and we stayed in the car to place our orders. Connie was the smartie who just had to take the photo.


Connie Michael said...

Nancy, you sneaky thing! I wanted you to have a special blog about the "arm extension" at Sonic! :)

Nancy Standlee said...

If I get a few requests I promise I will.