Hello Again! New LIVE Classes Starting Soon!

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Hello again, my friends! I am back from my walkabout. Blogging is something I started years ago because I liked connecting with likeminded friends and artists. It takes a certain mindset—and a lot of work—to post week in and week out for years.

My recent walkabout was to decide whether it was time for the blog to quietly fade away or to stay with it. The joy had been missing in the process. I kind of felt like I was saying blah, blah, blah. Repeatedly. 

It seems that I missed posting, but maybe not as much as I expected to. For now, I am committed to seeing it through to the end of the year and then I'll decide worth to continue.

One of the things that inspires anyone to continue doing what they do is interaction. That's why we post our art in forums and groups over on Facebook, Doodlewash and Instagram. I'm not sure if those outlets will ever completely replace blogs, but they've certainly pulled blog visitors away and every blogger I've spoken to lately says that comments (interaction) are way down.

So perhaps it's time to let go of an outdated mode of communication. I'd like to hear your thoughts as to whether you read blogs or catch all of your favorite artists and friends through other social media. (I would do a poll, but Blogger, in their infinite wisdom, has deleted that particular gadget so you'll have to leave a comment!)

For now, let's talk about the fun stuff...

New Classes!!
There are several new LIVE classes coming up, one at new venue (on the beach!!), so I'll take them in date order:

Keeton's Office & Art Supply
June 9, 2018
Keeton's Office & Art Supply
Bradenton, FL
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Sea Nettle

Love or hate them, jellyfish are a fact of life if you live at the beach! While sea nettles can be quite dangerous, even deadly, there is no denying their beauty as they float along with ocean’s currents. Capturing the changing colors along with the long tentacles vary in length based on the creatures age. The bell (body) can grow up to over 2 feet in diameter!

Their unusual pattern on the bell as well the tentacles make this a great deal of fun to capture on the page. We’ll be using watercolors as well as watercolor pencils to create this beauty!

The cost of this class is $35. To register for this class, please call Keeton’s at 941.485.2533 or visit their website here. Please scroll down to June 9th to find all the info!

Indian Rocks Beach Art Center
June 23, 2018
Beach Art Center
Indian Rocks Beach, FL
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Art On The Rocks - Beach Treasures

Come and join Laure Ferlita for an introduction to Art Journaling with watercolors, pen and ink! Starfish exist in every body of salt water around the world with over 1,500 species! They can live up to 35 years in the wild and they can have up to 15 “arms.”

Using granulating watercolors along with a bit of coaxing from the tip of the brush, Laure let the paint do the work of creating the starfish’s texture. Adding the pen work helps to create a polished look to the page.

You’ll receive a FREE eight-page watercolor journal, permanent black pen and a mechanical pen that’s yours to keep as well as step-by-step instructions on how to create the vibrant starfish and add the lettering. 

I will be doing a series of six more classes at the Art Center throughout July, August, and September. For class information, please click here. I will add more info at this location as it comes available.

The cost of the first class is $38. Following classes will be $25.

Please visit their website here to register once for all classes information is made available.
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I hope to see you at one of these great venues for some art journaling fun! 

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