Saturday, August 28, 2010

Bridget Austin Workshop

I feel so lucky and privledged to have had the chance to take a 4-day watercolor workshop in Door County with Bridget Austin!! She was absolutely wonderful and far exceeded all my expectations!! By the time we got to day 4 our heads were spinning!! She is just a fount of information when it comes to painting---so many things to think about and she just does it all almost unconsciously!! She makes it look sooooooooo easy!! She does wonderful demos---you feel like you could just sit and watch her paint all day!! It was a full class with 15 women and 1 man---many people from Chicago suburbs, one from Rhode Island, one from Ohio and a group of 4 friends from Texas!! Many wonderful artists!! And then of course, there is the wonderful setting of the Peninsula School of Art, the surroundings and magic of Door County.....what more could you ask for?!?!? Now to try and maintain some of that Door County "magic" at home!! This has been a very difficult year, for many reasons. It just doesn't seem to be getting any better either. I try to count my blessings regularly for they are many and I am truly grateful. And yet it is a year when everything just feels a bit "off"---some things more than others. Maybe my planets just aren't aligned properly?????? I need a shift!!!! I'm really looking forward to fall and getting back to some classes at The Center!!! That ALWAYS helps!!!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Off to Door County!!

Woooo Hooooo!!! Off to a 4 day watercolor workshop with Bridget Austin!! I hope I'm ready for this. Am I an "Advanced Beginner"??? Not so sure about the advanced part!! But I will learn something anyway!!! Sure hope it's cooler up there!!!!