Friday, October 16, 2015

Waterford Art Harvest — Where Art meets Agriculture

Just a quick note for those local to the DC area – the Waterford Fair is Saturday, October 17th & Sunday October 18th - 10 to 5.  It was rescheduled due to the hurricane threat earlier in October. . My unsold paintings from the winery show and a few from the 30 in 30 will be at the Art Mart in the Schooley Mill Barn – so you have a chance to see them in person.  Tons of other art at very reasonable prices.  Worth the visit if you’re looking for original art.  Usually tickets are expensive, but this year it is FREE – although I’m sure they will be looking for donations as this festival is their main source for funding.   

A few of my favorites

Enjoy - life is joy we make one moment at a time,

Thursday, October 1, 2015

30 in 30 The End

Thanks to everyone for your support during this September 30 in 30 day challenge!  Each time, I forget how grueling it is and forget how much the positive feedback is truly essential to keeping me going.  There is hardly a day that goes by that doesn’t include a moment that makes me smile - whether a Dailypaintworks “pick,” a comment on my blog / gallery, kudos from the artists at PaintMyPhoto, or a sale and delivery of one of the pieces to a lover of art.  I get to wake up to each morning with one of these highlights in my inbox! 

Here’s the collage of all the paintings – delighted to say that almost half have found new homes! 

The Journey - September 2015

Things I’ve learned:
  1. Start painting two days ahead so the painting has a little time to dry before taking the photo
  2. Sync blog with both DPW and Leslie’s posting days
  3. Start auctions on same day as blog (insiders should have the edge, don’t you think?)
  4. Have the plan for ALL 30 days laid out.  Each time I’ve had a few weeks set up and think yay, I’ve got it, right up until I run out and then in scramble / stress mode.  This is when it all comes to a screeching halt.
  5. Painted from photos which helped a lot in planning, setup and time management
  6. Keep trying new things because most are a delightful surprise
  7. Practice learning to count to 30! 
Thank you again, sincerely appreciated!

Enjoy - life is joy we make one moment at a time,