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What an afternoon!  We had a great group of painters that came out to try something new, something that challenged them in their painting journey.  And boy, did they step up.  Everyone stepped up; they soaked up the new information and did a great job.  Beautiful work came out of our set-ups.  Now we can’t wait till the next one.  We’ll have another “Master’s Class” on Sunday, April 26th.  Watch for more information and get ready to stretch your skills.

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Afternoon of Quilts

wp-1580736677222.jpgWe had a fun afternoon making rag quilts yesterday at The Studio.  Here is one of the beauties.  If you want to create a lovely quilt join us on one of the upcoming classes.  Check them all out here. 

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selfie-5It was nine years ago today that I posted my first entry on “Life of a Daily Painter” blog.  It’s hard to believe it’s been that long.  NINE YEARS!
I started blogging as a way to share the daily paintings that I was creating and to hopefully sell some as I try to make a living as an artist.  But after a year or so the blog developed into more.  As I started teaching more I would share the work of my students.  They enjoy seeing their work and hearing your comments on what they are doing.

And now that we have The Studio – A Place for Learning (a creative teaching co-op) I am sharing the creativity of others who take all sorts of classes there.

Huge Student ClassAnd in the midst of all the posts about art and creating  I have shared stories about my dogs (here is one of my favorite about Truman) , some painting tips, museum travel suggestions (here is one that features the “French” Lincoln),  recipes, crochet patterns and memories of my family.

Rice Tire 1234Now with Facebook many others have discovered the blog and started following too.  Many of you have followed from the beginning and others found me along the way.  I am so grateful to you all for that.

Each morning the first thing I do is sit down to write a post and share a photo.  It’s become a habit that I enjoy.  Thanks for following along.  I hope you will continue visiting with me here.

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A Milestone – # 2000!

 

BeFunky_Saturday's View 3.jpg1958093_10201771087454021_1860823265_n2014-10-16 12 58 30Wow!  I could never have imagined when I started “Life of a Daily Painter” blog in February 2008 that I would still be blogging today….and that I would ever post 2000 times!

I started blogging as a way to share the daily paintings that I was creating and to hopefully sell some as I try to make a living as an artist.  But after a year or so the blog developed into more.

Studio with New Sign Left 1As I started teaching more I would share the work of my students.  They enjoy seeing their work and hearing your comments on what they are doing.

And I when my shop, Delilah’s converted to an artist’s co-op, I started sharing more of the other kinds of art and crafts that I was doing like crochet and jewelry.  And now that the shop has once again transformed to The Studio – A Place for Learning (a creative teaching co-op) I am sharing the creativity of others who take all sorts of classes there.

LFK Kelly demos 3And all the while the blog has been intermingled with stories about my dogs (here is one of my favorite about Truman) , some painting tips, museum travel suggestions (here is one that features the “French” Lincoln),  recipes, and crochet patterns.

And all the while many of you have continued to follow me from the beginning and others found me along the way.  I am so grateful to you all for that.

The blog has become an old friend…one that I visit with every morning for a few minutes.  Thanks for following along.  I hope you will continue visiting with me here too!

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I have been painting and blogging about it now for over 4 years.  I was at a luncheon recently when someone asked why I blog.  I explained that it’s my job.  I’m an artist.  And in this economy an artist takes advantage of every opportunity that comes their way to try to make a living.  I sell my paintings at my shop, Delilah’s;  I teach art three days a week at The Southerlands and the Blue Ridge Arts Council; and I blog. 

Blogging has been a terrific way to promote and sell my art.  And because all of you have been following me faithfully for these years my numbers (clicks on my site) have gotten high enough that I can now put advertising here.  I know some people don’t like that idea but from the point of view of the blogger trying to make a living, “Every little bit helps!”  So I hope you won’t mind seeing an ad or two appear here.  The look of the blog will pretty much remain the same although I have a few new ideas that I plan to add soon.  So stay tuned…and thanks so much for following my blog!!!

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