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Spring Musings . . . . .
Spring has now arrived in full force....throughout Williamsburg you will find late blooming daffodils, early tulips, forsythia, Japanese magnolias, ornamental pear trees, and the star of the show at this time, the Yoshinho and weeping cherries! Some redbuds are beginning to open and the dogwoods will soon follow. It is one of the most gorgeous times of the year in our area, and also one of my favorite times to walk in the Colonial district. Colonial Williamsburg has a rare breed program and I love watching the sweet baby lambs in the spring.
Since chatting with you last, I have undergone a second back surgery. I am three weeks into the recovery and it is going so much better than the first that I can hardly believe it. The only problem is having patience...my body will not yet keep up with my brain! I do not know when I have spent such a long period without painting, and I am overflowing with ideas and so eager to get back to the studio! They have asked me to hold off on that until I have x-rays in early May....so for now, I am making notes, doing thumbnail sketches, and trying to build strength and stamina. Some of you have been in touch and I appreciate all the cards, phone calls, and e-mails.
Winter is still trying to hold on in certain parts of the country, but where ever you live, I hope you are or will soon be experiencing a beautiful spring. Enjoy the gifts of this season and let nature inspire your paintings.
Blast From the Past - Newly Converted
Faith was painted back when I was using Winsor & Newton Acrylics. She was an all time best seller in her day, and is still selling, so she was the first to be updated to DecoArt Americana acrylics. The newly converted packet is available in both hard copy and E-packet form.
The March seminar has been canceled due to Brenda’s recent back surgery. The little chest shown below will now be taught in the September seminar. The title of the piece is The Spirit of Christmas. The small furniture piece that was originally going to be taught in September will be moved to March 2014.
Because most of our spring seminar students are transferring to the September seminar this will mean a heavier than usual September attendance. If you are planning to attend the September seminar and are not registered, you should let us hear from you soon.
September Seminar Chest
Here is the little chest that will be painted in the September 2013 seminar. This little beauty measures
15 3/4" X 10" X 10" and retails for $75.00. It will surely become a family heirloom. I can hardly wait to get my paint brushes on it!
September 19, 20, 21, 22, 2013
Optional watercolor day September 18, 2013
The seminars are held at the Clarion Hotel Historic Disctict,
Seminar Brochure available for download from the Seminar Page.