I’m going to school:)

I’m 57 and I’m going back to school…

the truth is…

 I’ve been “in school” since I started kindergarten.

After college, I taught school…

and I took about a million hours in graduate classes…

to be a better teacher…

Then, I quit teaching 2 1/2 years ago to be an artist…

You’d think my school days were over…(I did;)…

not hardly…

Because…

I’ve really had to STUDY to learn the different art skills I wanted to know:

making stamped metal jewelry, and cookie and cake art.

Now, I want to be a painter…

So…

In 2015…

I’m going to study painting…

with books, DVD’s, workshops, YouTube videos…

  with painters whose work I really love…

like Joyce Hicks.

I’m going back to school…

It’s going to be scary, and difficult, exciting, and boring…

and occasionally when I have a painting that I like…

I’ll show it here:)

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Click to enlarge. Inspired by a painting by Joyce Hicks

 Thanks for following along,

Linda

Gift Certificates and a PayPal button

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I love when I figure out how to do something…

that I’ve tried numerous times and can’t get…

Well, I just added a Paypal button to my WORKSHOP page…

to simplify buying a gift certificate…Oh…

And I added buying a gift certificate option for purchasing a cookie class…

But the Paypal button…that had really confused me…

But I got it!!!

 

New Cookie Decorating Workshops for 2015

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Go Herd!!

I’ve had a ton of requests for Saturday cookie classes, sooo…

I’ve completed by schedule for spring 2015 classes…

and they’re all on Saturday!!

if you are interested,

check out my Workshops page…

btw…if you have already taken my cookie decorating class…

I would LOVE for you to comment on my posts or pages…

in order to comment on a post…

you must click on it’s title…

Thanks!

Linda

Maggie

 

I would never have dreamed…

that I’d have taught 10 cookie classes this fall…

with 2 more on my calendar for December…

And it all started because Maggie needed support…

for her fight against neuroblastoma.

Maggie

I’ve had a lot of people ask me about Maggie…

she’s had 5 rounds of chemo…

and undergone surgery to remove the tumor surrounding her adrenal glands…

she still faces a bone marrow transplant and more chemo.

Maggie’s wish, a trip to Disney World, is being granted this month.

She and her parents have been through so much,

and they’re very grateful for all the support from everyone.

Thanks for following along,

Linda

Vinny

Jill and her family are HUGE Marshall fans.

They tail-gate in a green and white motor-home, the Thundering Herd Mobile.

You get the picture;)

She’s ordered my cookies several times,

including a gift set for Vinny Curry…

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#75 VINNY CURRY

If you don’t know, Vinny plays defensive end

for the Philadelphia Eagles…

following a successful college football career at Marshall.

Jill and her family are very close to Vinny,

Last weekend they went to Philly to visit him,

watch an Eagles game, and …

Jill being Jill she wanted to take him a gift;)…

She asked me to create a painting from this photo…

picture of Vinny

I thought it would make a great oil painting…

but I’m not an oil painter…yet…

so I did it in pastels (colored chalk)…

Vinny Curry pastel drawing

I hope he likes it:)

Thanks for following along,

Linda

A Fall Wedding

Sharon and Roy were high school sweethearts a few years back…

Over 30 years later they reconnected…

rekindled their love and decided to marry.

Sharon is a teacher a Spring Hill Elementary,

and has been there for… a long time…

She and Roy decided that would be a great place for them to marry.

The wedding was yesterday in the gym.

I taught there, too…

so Sharon asked me to create a cake and cupcakes for the reception…

She wanted a painted cake with fall leaves…

and I thought a little chalkboard (made out of royal icing, of course)…

would be the perfect topper…

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Thanks for following along,

Linda

Just in time for Christmas…Maylon House prints for sale!!

Maylon House 1
Click for details.

This gorgeous historic home in Milton is less than 10 minutes from my house.

I love it.

So I painted it in June, (I think:), posted it on FB,

and immediately had a few people who wanted to buy it!!

 I realized it would make a great piece of art

for couples who have married and/or had their receptions there,

so I started planning to have my painting reproduced…

After much research and pondering,

I decided to have my first watercolor reproductions done by

Denise Spaulding in Ashland, KY.

Denise, an artist herself,

uses a Canon iPF8000 with Canon Lucia ink, archival quality ink,

to create Giclee prints.

The quality is so great with Giclee prints…

that you can find them in museums and art galleries.

If you’re interested in purchasing a print of this painting, check out my new page,

Watercolor Prints.