Halos and Daisies, 16X16, oil, information
Happy New Year from the Flower Mound construction zone. Don’t forget your hardhats and goggles, and we have tiny little hairnets for your paintbrushes to keep the dust out of their ferrels. It’s grand seeing a new studio come together, but even more exciting is the arrival of the studio bling! Chandeliers, a new fireplace, faux wood tile, shiny new shiplap, French doors (Squeeeee!!), new baskets and French wall hangings and all sorts of things I never should have bought before construction concluded are here. Let me rephrase that: And all sorts of things I bought when hubby was out running errands and won’t he be surprised!
The space is being designed especially with you in mind! The new studio will be the base for my North Texas workshops. Less than a week after I announced my March workshop in Flower Mound Studio, it was full! Thank you so much for this warm reception, I’m overwhelmed! So I’ve opened another for those who couldn’t get in. This will be the perfect time of year to defrost your bloomers and get those brushes swinging with warm color. The new workshop will be held February 23-25, 2018, with three days of painting, lunches by Chef Carlos, and occasional drop-ins by the pug helpers (depending on their other social engagements). Limited to eight seats, I’ll save one for you. Mi flower casa is su flower casa! Find out more here...
In this week’s episode of Flower Mound Fixer Uppers, the exciting development was the appearance of a big doorway where once there was none. Soon this new door will have an elegant archway over the top. I’m already loving how much light streams through the whole house, since the studio space has a big north-facing window. This is the “new” back wall of the studio, which expanded to encompass two rooms.
Last weekend, the hubby and I took a trip to Southlake, Texas, to shop for studio lights. One thing we Texans do well, is shop, and Southlake is a must for the serious Lone Star shopper. There were so many lights to choose from, but I knew instantly which one I wanted for the studio. I’m going to share some here, and see if you can guess which one: A, B, or C? Leave your comment as a reply to this blog post, I’m excited to see what the most popular choice will be!
Which light would you choose, A, B, or C?
The Year 2017 has been a whirlwind year, and my final workshop in Southern France at Le Vieux Couvent is filling fast. In 2018, big changes are coming for monthly online class members of The Joyful Brush, with cool new features and new paintings. Introductory pricing ends for the Joyful Brush on January 10, 2018, but all current members will retain the regular pricing so this is the best time to join!
Want to win a $100 gift box of art supplies? Leave a comment here on my blog and share your dream studio ideas! I’ll announce the winner on January 30 here on the bloggy!