Making Time to Paint on our Recent Camping Trip

Making Time to Paint on our Recent Camping Trip

Our vacation was spent enjoying some of the natural beauty that Florida has to offer.  We visited Jacksonville Beach, Payne's Prairie, Devil's Den and Rainbow River.  We spent almost as much time biking, hiking, snorkeling and kayaking as we did resting.  If not, it sure felt like we did.  I'm still sore but it was [...]

Surfboard Shopping Turns to Buying

Surfboard Shopping Turns to Buying

It was bound to happen sooner or later.  I finally purchased a surfboard after much deliberation.  My hubby convinced me to go out and spend the money.  As you may know, I have a little trouble letting go of money and especially now that we just went through Financial Peace University. We drove an hour [...]

First Surf Day of the Season

First Surf Day of the Season

Two weekends ago, I made my first trip out to the beach for this year.  The waves were small but we found a bump all the way down at the inlet in New Smyrna Beach.  I'm not sure what to blame but I had a pretty bad day.  It's the first time I wasn't able [...]

Welcome to My First Art Show

Welcome to My First Art Show

In January, I was blessed with the opportunity to show my artwork at a local gallery.  In Longwood, there's a small warehouse that houses the Kaleidoscope Gallery and Venue for the Arts.  This was a lovely opportunity to get the first show jitters out of my system. The week prior to the show, I dropped [...]

Star of Wonder

Star of Wonder

I had a new experience with my painting in December.  I had a pretty clear vision in my head about what I wanted to paint.  I wanted a large modern looking Nativity scene to hang up next to my Christmas tree.  I figured I would enjoy it for the holiday and then paint over it [...]

Commissioned Painting

Commissioned Painting

The past few weeks, I've been working on a painting commissioned by my hair stylist. I've been sharing picture of my paintings with her since I picked my brushes up again. She's been very encouraging and I'm excited to see the finished product displayed in her shop when the painting is complete. I've been considering [...]

Exploring Art Festivals

Exploring Art Festivals

One of my artistic goals is to have a booth in some local art festivals. In an attempt to get an idea of what supplies need, I'm visiting a few local festivals and taking notes.