Holiday Glimmer Poinsettias, 16X12, oil —
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Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones, and early Happy New Year! Thanks to everyone who shared their ideas for a dream art studio. I’ve picked the best of the list based on all the suggestions over the past few months, and some exciting additions are coming. The winner of the tote bag drawing for leaving a suggestion is….Janne Potter! The new studio is now under construction, and all manner of workers have been visiting. Upon first entering Flower Mound Studio, each is subjected to the “pug litmus test.” Those who enthusiastically share pats and hellos are given a high ranking by Avery the Pug Puppy. So far the winner has been John the Plumber. Avery is hoping a pipe will burst so he will return soon. Stay tuned to my monthly newsletter for pictures of the studio work in progress, as walls fall down, ceilings rise up, and flooring and lights go in (and hopefully, no water pipes burst!)
I’m thrilled to announce my first Flower Mound, Texas, workshop, thanks to the new studio. This will be a small class with lots of TLC, an evening reception and lunches provided. Check out the details here! Since I’ll be hosting in my very own studio, you’ll have a chance to experience all the little extras that come with life in Flower Mound (eg, pugs, noise, and a cameraman who cooks!). It’s been my dream for many years to open my studio to small groups, and I’m incredibly fortunate to be able to invite you to join me here for the very first time! Mi flower casa is su flower casa!
2017 has been a whirlwind year, with workshops in France and Italy and the launch of my first destination e-course, Paint Brilliant Italy. My online classes grew to 1000 students, and Disney asked me to collaborate with them on Beauty and the Beast. 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 my monthly online Joyful Brush on January 10, 2018, but all current Joyful Brush 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!
PS – This week I’m honored to be one of 12 Texas artists featured in the 2018 Dallas Business Journal Book of Lists. Editor Brandon J. Call included my painting, Let the Joy in Roses, as the cover for the Foundations and Nonprofits section, a cool designation considering I recently moved from the world of nonprofits to working in my own studio full time.