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Wednesday:) Words of Wisdom

29 Oct

“The major value in life is not what you get. The major value in life is what you become.” ~ Jim Rohn***********

Yesterday, I had the great pleasure of joining a few local artists at SPARC. Artist/potter, Laura Canfield has been hosting clay pot throwing and creative glazing in preparation for next year’s Empty Bowls fundraiser. I enjoy the impromptu process of decorating a bowl with glaze, knowing that it will find its way to good home, and the money raised will help,feed the hungry.

Laura has been donating her time and talents to the community for many years, as have dozens of local artists. I feel blessed to know these fine folks and be part of this creative and sharing community. They all love what they do and always happy to share.

These bowls will be bold, beautiful, and shiny once they have been kiln fired. 

Here’s one that I glazed last month.

I love being an artist and a writer. I get to create beautiful works of art, then I get to write about it. Doubley blessed. 

“The major value in life is not what you get. The major value in life is what you become.” ~ Jim Rohn

What have you become?

Friday Friends: Sharing Your Takent

1 Mar

“The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it. ”
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Today was a really good day. The sun was shining and the temperature shimmied up from the 40’s up to almost 70, give or take. I went for a brisk morning walk, straightened the house, prepared a meal for my senior art group, did some shopping, then headed off to Towne Creek.

My good friend, Chris, joined us this afternoon. I kinda put her on the spot and said, “So, what are you going to teach us today?” Chris is an amazing artist and teacher, so we might as well take advantage of her expertise. While I prepared yummy tuna salad sandwiches, (for some reason I thought it was Lent already, duh…next week.) chips and German chocolate cake for our snack, Chris rummaged through our art closet and found pastels and inspiration.

There were some silk flower daisy plants on every table, so Chris did a wonderful pastel chalk demo for us. She showed us how simple shapes and bold complimentary colors could make the artwork pop off the page. We gave it a try and the results were amazing. THANKS CHRIS!!!

Chris shares her talent with the Young At Heart senior artists at Towne Creek Apartments.




Miss Bonnie worked on a colored pencil project.

They turned out pretty cool, huh?