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30NosesTime flies…faster than ever it seems.  Grieving for Sophie took it’s toll.  Sinus infections, colds, flu…holy cow.

So let’s see. This past month I joined about 200 or more artists in a 30 day challenge. It was perfect for me to get back into the swing of things.  We were to choose a subject and do it every day. Ok..guess what I chose!  Noses!!!! Dog noses!!!

For thirty days I painted a different nose in oil on a 4×4 cradled wood board.  Some days I was right on schedule but then some days I was behind rushing to get my daily piece up onto the blog.  You can find them all on my blog… www.sheilawedegis.blogspot.com

When I finished I made a print of all 30 noses.  If you are interested in a print you can email me!

Today I resumed my waterdog series paintings. Trying to insert an image but alas, ….maybe I’ll do another post!!!

 

 

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She is still with me but I’m planning ahead. My Muse.

So I mentioned that my goal is to unload everything, buy a 5th wheel, pack up and paint America. I’ve got it into the Universe and I just believe it’s all working. (just wish it would go faster)

We have a hurricane going up the west side of us but the bands are dumping rain and wind where we are. It’s a good day to cuddle  the coach and figure out new marketing ideas and work on the two books I need to finish from my other two projects. One is The Project of a Lifetime…(taking a lifetime) and the other our Labraventure to Scotland last year. That is the one I concentrated on today.

I started a Club for my Painting Across America art. It will be at the start mostly from Florida and South and North Carolina but hey, that is a start. Here is the deal.  For 1 year I am offering to members 30% off any paintings regardless of size. Members will also receive, each month, one small painting from my series. They usually are 6×8 or 5×7. Easy to frame. Then personal updates on what’s happening and what I am working on. The skinny!!! How much?? zillions??? Nope…All this for a year for $50.00.

How can you sign up?? Easy.. JOIN NOW!!!  Contact me…couldn’t get the paypal thing to show up. grrr  sophie@palm-spirit.com

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Ok, that is bad!! But in stead of ruminating over it let’s just move on…or shake it off.!!! Don’t you just love Florence and The Machine!!! My daughter turned me on to her, them, and instantly fell in love. I play her new CD constantly while I play.

The new studio is working out fantastically!!  I go daily and paint away. I took Sophie with me one day and she loved being with me. She slid allot on the wood floors so after awhile we left and I took her to the beach. Brevard county here in Florida just agreed to open a beach for dogs. Ok, it’s like walking on the deck of a ship, a small ship.  Really small but at least we got one. The waves knocked her over. Poor girl. Her rear end is so weak. Then she got the “runs”. Thankfully I had a plastic bag as I scootched behind her picking up piles of sand.  Then we had to get up a flight of stairs. She did ok with me boosting from behind. Since then I have had her come in the pool with me. She hates it but I hold under her stomach and make her use her rear legs. The panic on her face is heartbreaking but she needs to exercise.

Of course I started a series of “nudey” paintings of Sophie at the beach. I loved how the sun hit her fur and the wind in her ears. Then I especially loved the shadows.

This one is a 12″ x 12″

Then when not doing these I am working on commissions. I started doing a daily gratitude, blessings listing. I downloaded The Magic by the author of The Secret on my Kindle and started following the 28 day program. Wow. Magic does start happening. I recommend reading this book especially if you are stuck in one spot. Even if you are not.

The next thing that was exciting that you will be seeing more is mixed media with colored pencil. I was at my studio one day and chatting and my studio mate showed me a book that she loved. Painting Radiant  in Ink,Watercolor and Colored Pencil.

Then I did..

I think I may have found my medium.  I love drawing and I love pencils!!!

So, I extended my network to include all art. artlabs.ning.com   Please pop over and see. We have been alittle quiet, big surprise lol, but I think if we can get more interest it could be a fun and interesting site.

Ok..dinner time.  Chat again soon. I’m working on a new mixed media piece. Here it is in progress.

“The Fisherman” in progress

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Every so often one needs to do that and that’s what I have done. Really Sheila?? What have you done??

First, I rented a new studio space! A haven just for me of quiet solitude. Wasn’t that a song? I hear the guitar music. Hmm.  Then joined Daily Paint Works on line. Not just my lab art but all different pieces and they are on an auction.

http://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/45461

Then, I got a student at my studio so I’m teaching and painting. Then, thinking once more, how do I get a larger audience, have fun with other artists and pet lovers, and teach?  Why, start your own social network. haha..not quiet a facebook but still fun.

http://www.artlabs.ning.com

Capturing The Spirit.  So joining is free and we will be having monthly workshops for a small fee of $20.00. Guest instructors also to add interest will be part of it.  Tomorrow afternoon, since I went out tonight and didn’t get home in time to finish, starts this months workshop. Drawing The Labrador Retriever in graphite. I did the demo video today so that’s accomplished and I have the game plan ready. getting up early to finish it and get it live on the site.  (my son’s first musical gig was tonight and I had to be there, so proud!!!!)

So there you have it…I have been busy. (plus on a new focus med that really has me channeled)

Working finishing some new commission work at the studio. I just love being there. We at the Gallery Studio are planning a Tea for a charity benefit for the end of April. Victorian in theme. I found a great two piece outfit at Goodwill that will be perfect. I actually wore the top for my welcome video on Capturing the Spirit.  Wearing both pieces at the same time makes me look like your mothers couch!  So the visual is your mothers couch with a floral arrangement on top since we need to wear hats! !I’ll take pics.. maybe,

Good to be back..missed you all. Please go see our new network and if you like come aboard!!!

Warmly. Sheila

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