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September 16-30 Important People in Your Life, Suggested by Co-Host, Lynn Cohen

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Important People, On their Wedding Day, Penny Stewart

Important people in my life: 
My daughter Gina and her husband Dan
On their wedding day. 
I only used black watercolor paint washes and the white is the paper. This was done for a study of values in only black and white for a DPW challenge. It was painted from a reference photo of my own family. 9x12 on 140# hot press paper. Comes with a white mat and backing board to fit into an 11x14 frame. For Sale. Gina is an artist, so I never presume to give her any of my artwork, LOL.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Important Person in My Life by Donna Bickley

Weill, I tried a sketch of my hubby and - I have to fiace it. I have NO ability to draw people. So, I submit a painting, ACEO size , of my hubby and I (catified) watching the roses coming up in his garden (he has been an avid gardenter).You know, "Everything's Coming Up Roses".  ! Mexed Media. Sold.
I didn't want to miss submitting in one of my fav groups!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

School Memories ~ Genie Robinson ~ 9-15-16

Memories of School
There wasn't room on the my schoolhouse to write the name so I used mine :-) I always wore little English type outfits and sailor dresses were my favorites...and Mary Janes were my favorite shoes. We walked home for lunch at noon and then returned at two for physical education until four. At that time I was allowed to wear PE clothes and shoes.  There were no school buses. We all walked to and from school. The depiction of me is a moving doll I cut and painted with her appendages hooked to the body by picture wire. Sorry about the curve in the photo. Somehow where I had to place the journal and the page being a bit curved, the picture turned out a skewed.  It looks normal in my journal.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

School memories, Jean Bernick

When I was 10 years old we moved to the country and I changed schools. I went to a one room school house in the same town.  There were 27 student and 26 desks, so 2 students had to share a desk.  Also there were students in all 8 grades. In the middle of the year, since it was too many students for one teacher, the 5th,6th,7th and 8th grades were moved to a bigger school and since I was in 5th grade I was moved.  This sketch is of that one room school and now it is a museum.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

School Memories, Ann Hyde

(firstly, got to say I added this some place before, can't find where offhand, but it does fit this theme particularly today)

SUNDAY SCHOOL  (and it is Sunday today so fits yeah)

This little Tin Church (yes literally made from corregated tin - and it's still there to this day) anyway,  down the road from my families home when I was growing up - and yes, you guessed it, I had to attend Sunday School - Yuck I hated it, but never complained (I was such a goody goody) lol.   The thing is, it wasn't the hymn singing or the message being given  - whatever that was, I wasn't listening at the time, as Every Sunday I was TRANSFIXED by the two elderly sisters who ran the service, the Miss Light's.  One in particular played the organ, and I always seemed to be seated near her.  The thing is she wore BRIGHT RED nail varnish, but not just freshly painted on...well, it probably was, but it was applied LAYER UPON LAYER UPON get the idea.  PLUS, and this was obviously the sisters thing...she applied her MAKEUP in the same way, yes Layer upon Layer upon Layer!!!!......can you imagine as a child seeing these two every Sunday. 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

School Memories, First Day by Donna Bickley

First Day - The neighborhood critters are on their way to the first day of school, back packs and briefcases at the ready!

aceo size, on 140 lb. watercolor paper, mixed media.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Skies, Ann Hyde

Acrylic on Canvas (one from the vault, but thought it would be nice to give it an airing)