Sunday, November 21, 2010

Painting Makes My Heart Happy!

If there is one thing, just one thing you could do for yourself... what would it be?
I would spend the day painting. That's what I would do, and that is exactly what I did yesterday. I spent the day painting this gorgeous cabinet. Mind you, this is a photo taken with my Blackberry so it's kind of blurry and dull but I thought I'd take the pic while I wait for the varnish to dry... multitasking, it's my new thing, LOL~!
This design by Cynthia Erickson. She is an amazing primitive folk artist. I am never disappointed in her Seminars. The actual projects we will work on are revealed the day of the workshop. When you sign up for the class it will say something like "jelly cupboard with maritime scene", and you either take it or leave it. Which is great fun for those of us who can't be bothered with the details like what color is it? What size is it? In the end I have decided that it doesn't matter. It's a day of painting fun. No phones,. no laundry, no cooking...no drama. You go, you paint, come home with a wonderful piece that will blend in somehow, somewhere, in your home. It's just awesome.
So yesterday I drove to the seacoast (Newburyport, MA) for one of the two seminars I signed up for months ago. Oh, I was giddy with excitement and when I walked in and saw this piece I was in heaven. So I spent the day painting and woke up to varnish this baby and later tonight to find it a "spot" in the little love nest.
I gotta tell you, sometimes a day of "ME" time is just what you need to get over the challenges of everyday life. Hope your weekend was fun and that you did something that made your heart happy. If not, we're painting a Santa Dummy Board in December, wanna come? It'll be great fun and I KNOW it will make your heart happy! =)

17 comments:

By Hoki Quilts said...

Oh to have just a fragment of your talent. You are such a clever lady and I really like the finished product.
hugs
Miche'le

Charlotte Evans said...

You are amazing. I love your energy; it is very loving and kind. Thank you for sharing your special light with the world.

Maggey and Jim said...

That is incredible.. Great work, Brenda.. I love the scene and how it turned out. You are so talented and I paint to so I can give my unbiased opinion.. lol
Maggey

Rosemary said...

i love it! You are such a wonderful painter! The dummy board sounds fun too!

paulette said...

OMGosh!! Stunning!! You must be so pleased!! Thanks for sharing!
Paulette

Linda said...

So beautiful....there is no end to your talent!

Loris said...

Gorgeous! I love it!

Whimsey Creations said...

Wow that's really pretty - great job! And I bet it was fun too.

trash said...

I wanna come! I wanna come!

Terry said...

Love your cabinet! Did I ever tell you that I LOVE lighthouses? LOL

Sue said...

That is really beautiful! You are just one talented lady now, aren't you.

I rely on the talent of folks like you :D

Sylvia said...

Oh my goodness! You have so much talent. I absolutely LOVE the cabinet. The painting on it is just stunning. You ROCK!

Tanya said...

She must be an awesome teacher because your cabinets looks gorgeous!!!

Beautiful job! Wish I lived closer!

Tanya~friendshipcrossing.blogspot.com

Sheila said...

You are quite a multi-tasker aren't you? This is such a beautiful piece and I love the scene! Good for you for taking a ME day!
Blessings to you Brenda.
~Sheila

WoolenSails said...

You did a beautiful job on your cabinet and the painting, love the shades. I haven't done tole painting in years, need to get back into painting again.

Debbie

NINART said...

I like it so much... congratulations for yor paint it´s beautiful.

Jen in NY said...

Wow Brenda, that is GORGEOUS! You did an amazing job. Sounds like the workshop was really fun!