We were thrilled that The Studio – A Place for Learning was chosen as one of the five small local businesses to compete tonight at the Entrepreneur Cafe from 5:30pm – 7pm at the Holiday Inn & Suites at Blue Ridge Shadows for a cash award of $500 and a marketing package valued at over $1000.
The café will provide a forum where these entrepreneurs can gain exposure while addressing funding needs. Members of the community are invited to participate. The five selected entrepreneurs present their project – giving a 5 minute presentation & 5 minutes for questions/answers from the audience regarding their goals, experience and business plan – and when all the presentations are complete, the attendees get to vote for the winner.
We are happy to be one of the five in this group of entrepreneurs:
Kendra’s Cookies – Kendra Allanson
Chris Wines – Extra Arms
The Studio: A Place for Learning – Kelly Walker
Donna Allanson Catering – Donna Allanson
1000 Cranes 4 Peace – Arlene Butler
Refreshments will be provided. And Dr. Miles Davis, Dean of Harry F. Byrd School of Business at Shenandoah University will be our keynote speaker. Come join us!
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I spent a delightful afternoon leading a tour group from The Village at Orchard Ridge to the National Gallery of Art in DC yesterday. We made the trip to see the wonderful Andrew Wyeth exhibit, “Looking Out- Looking In”. The exhibit closes the end of November and if you haven’t seen it yet you MUST go take a look. Amazing watercolors with a limited palette. Wonderful!
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. “Lady with a Dog”, oil on cardboard, 1891
Auguste Renoir, “Mlle Charlotte Berthier”, oil on canvas, 1883
We had some time to see a lot more art and I will share more with you this week. Here are two we saw in the Impressionist Galleries by Renoir and Toulouse-Lautrec. Of course, they caught my eye because they had pups in them. :-)
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Katrinka’s Cat Side 1
Katrinka’s Cat Side 2
Kelly’s Snowman 2
Kelly’s Snowman 1
We had a great time painting on metal at the Paint Party yesterday. We painted buckets and trays. They are all so different and all FABULOUS! Great job ladies.
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Thursday evenings Adult Art Class was so much fun. Joy finished up a beautiful painting of a tree that she had been working on for a few weeks and Linda was game to try a “Painting with Paper” piece. The beach scene with an elephant, yes elephant, turned out GREAT!
Good job ladies! ANd thanks for the laughs.
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Our Kids Class started back this week with a wonderful landscape painting. Great job everyone.
Kids ages 8-13 meet on Wednesday from 4:15-5:15. Just contact email@example.com to register your young artist. Let’s paint!
And don’t forget the 3rd Saturday Paint Party tomorrow. We are doing something a little different – painting buckets!
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A month or so ago a friend asked me to crochet a Mickey Mouse outfit for her newborn grandson. Really? So, of course, I said I would give it a try. (Actually I said you crochet too. Why don’t you try it? LOL) And here it the result.
I am hoping she takes a photo of him soon in it so I can see how it turned out.
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“Soft Kitty” embroidery
For all my Big Bang Theory friends out there, I saw this really cute little design for the Soft Kitty song and had to make a little embroidery piece. I love Big Bang Theory and Shelton’s need to hear the Soft Kitty song in the first season was one of my favorites!
This piece measures 12″ x 10″. I think I am going to make a pillow out of it.
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