Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Dion Dior Part TWO!!

Okay, so we painted and painted,......as for my painting that day...

well....new paint...completely different style...
not to mention the Laws Of Physics showed up to smack me around....LOL.....
. and I pretty much felt like a drunk monkey on a football for the first few hours...lol

 my Daughter Caitlin however was a different story....this paint and this style provided her with such creative freedom that she was able to move from one project to the next , seeming effortlessly, with her heart leading the way. The journey she found herself on gave her some much needed confidence in her ability to create without extreme stress...and without condemning herself for what she had done...
We sat right next to each other and had no idea what we had done until the next day. Did I mention that my daughter is 11? Ya.... 11......in this adult class...and she flowed through it with such ease that I didn't hear a peep out of her, lost track of time, and everything around us, and just ran with it.

Caitlin and Megan were fast friends

Then it was time to have a meal together...WHOOHOOO!!!   The tables were gorgeous and had a paint goody bag at each place setting.  The food was to die for from Willow Springs Mercantile.  W also had some PRIZE DRAWINGS that took place and here are a few of the very happy winners!!!

More great great gifts, then lunch ....then right back at it to finish up projects..

Show and Tell!!!  Shimmer Style!!!
It was such a beautiful experience that I can not wait to join her again in the next workshop.  .......WHAT....WHO said that.... did I say NEXT.....OH YES I SURE DID... except the next one will be better... TWO DAYS!!! regular sitting chairs for everyone... overnight stay included in your class tuition if you need it... freedom to check out the shops downtown and to eat at the restaurants down here... shuttle service if you need it from the airport and LOTS MORE!!!  Stay tuned because we have some things up our sleeves....
Okay, I seriously have GOT to get off of this damn computer and go paint something!!!
Happy Creating!!
Love Kathleen

Dion Dior was in the House!!!! PART ONE!!!

Okay, so here is the thing... I am once again BEhind on this bloggy thingy,  WHO can honestly say they are surprised by this....ummm no one who reads this blog.  I am gonna start from today and work my way backwards to fill you in on the yummy things that have been going on here at the gallery.

We have started sticking our toes in the  "Day Long Workshop" arena....super exciting.  We want to have full blown retreats up here within the next year or two... so one by one, we are filling our schedule with different instructors who offer different ways to feed our artistic souls.  Speaking of feeding my artistic soul.....

We Hosted a Doin Dior Workshop up here this weekend and it proved to be a five course meal to my art
artistic soul... YUMMMMY YUMMMMY YUMMMY 

The event was several days in the making and was filled with  behind the scenes CHAOS!!!  But MAN did it pay off big time.... the gallery was gorgeous...enchanted almost..... with glitter in all forms covering EVERYTHING......AND.....it turned out to be  the biggest workshop we have EVER HAD!!  Thirty Artists from FIVE DIFFERENT STATES came to play.........HERE.....at The Gallery Off Broadway.....in Excelsior Springs MO....TEEEHEEE.... it was pure BLISS!!!!!!!!!  
Glitter on the Tables.....

 Glitter on the Floor.....

Glitter on the Paintbrush....Glitter GA LORE!!

We even added her work to the name badges!!
This is only PART of the supplies that this woman packed into this place for us to get to use and experiment with... It was so much fun to just walk up to a table and pick something new to play with...teeehee...like being turned loose in your favorite art supply store on a sugar high and endless supply of cash.
Dion's work brightened our windows and our walls.

So everyone came in got to know each other and then it was time to PAINT!!  and ohhh did we paint!!

There are sooo many possibilities and color combos to use

And everyone got to use their creative abilities to search for some common ground with the new paint
I would say that Marcia FOUND common ground with the paint and the process


 Okay, that is alllll the photos I can load on this one...LOL.. soooo I will have to do this blog in two parts.
Be right back for part two...

Happy Creating!!!

Love Kathleen