Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Sharing













I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving . My girls were off school for 9 days and my youngest is going to try to return to school today as she has had a fever for the last few days.

I decided to share a little of what I have been up to . Last saturday we visited the castle in Berkley Springs Wv. as a possible location for my daughters July Wedding. It really is a beautiful place , rich in history and it was perfect for my daughters outside wedding . So we booked it. They were happy to have found a location . You can see more pictures here .
We spent Thanksgiving with some wonderful friends of ours from Delaware who have a vacation home near us . It was really cozy . They are both wonderful cooks . I really enjoyed their company and we chatted after dinner and "Jackie "( we share a name ) happily sat and crocheted as we talked . It brought back memories of me teaching myself to knit the year before . I had learned the basic stitches from a dvd about a year ago and I had found it so meditating. I have always found the idea of knitting a throw or blanket so appealing .

When I came home I decided to try and knit again and I am currently happily knitting some washcloths ,LOL
You got to start somewhere right? I hope to improve my knitting skills .I have tons of books on knitting and crochet and had been meaning to get to it . So I am happy Jackie provided the inspiration..
I am also taking different art workshops. I am taking a winter goddess class here with Monica. I haven't had time to watch the full class but I did a winter sketch .We are to practice making sketches for our painting . this is the first one I did. Keep in mind, that I have never drawn anything beyond stick figures and as a child I don't even remember playing with crayons . So this is hard for me to share .



I am also taking three classes with Pam Carriker , who I love. One of the classes I am involved in is called Pursuing portraits and I did a few sketches for that class as well.Pam , is a wonderful teacher .


I am really taking so many classes and really trying to find my niche or where I am supposed to be . I thought maybe I could be vulnerable enough to start to put myself out here a little . I love seeing other people share so I thought maybe I should too . Sometimes I am involved in so many things it's overwhelming for me but thats ME. I hope with practice that I will be able to eventually do something that I am proud of and happy with .

5 comments:

  1. Your sketches are awesome, Jackie! Truly! It's really amazing that it's your first try!!!! Awesome job! And good for you for putting yourself out there and sharing it!

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  2. OMG, Your sketches are fantastic! I love them!! Beautiful job, Jackie. I was so excited to see your artwork. Thank you for sharing it!

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  3. Oh my God Jackie the sketches are fantastic. I cannot believe you haven't drawn before, you are a total natural. I especially love the first face.

    Dearest Jackie, I am so sorry and don't be offended. I have about 300 comments I haven't even seen yet and am working my way through them. So I am glad you recommented because I was trying to do the top ones today.

    I will now go and look at the rest of yours.

    Love you dear Jackie and I know that whatever you have to say to me will come from a wonderful place, your heart.

    Love Renee xoxo

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  4. Dear Jackie, thank you for your love.

    xoxoxo

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  5. Hi Jackie, loving the sketches you have created with your classes. You have joined such great artist, so jealous, lol!
    Have a great weekend!

    Hugz!

    Julie

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