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"Joey, Atlanta, and the Quote to Remember"

8 x 8in oil on museum quality panel
Joey was one of two house cats at the “Hotel Byrd” (my incredible accommodations in Atlanta,  which were provided by Leslie Saeta’s brother, Gary, and wife Aileen.)  Joey avoided me the first two days, but I came in the third day to find him nesting in my luggage:)).  Thanks to artist Karen Rose, I  came home bearing catnip gifts for Eddie (which distracted him from noticing the orange hair on my clothes)…..

Me and My Partner in crime, er I mean…Co-Teacher for the workshop, Leslie Saeta:))

Atlanta was a workshop to remember.  Artists from Wisconsin, Rhode Island, Florida, California, Louisiana, Kentucky, Oklahoma,  New York, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina met on Thursday as strangers and parted on Saturday night rich with a collection of new, supportive, talented artistic friends!
The workshop was held at the Kings Plow Art Center and it made for an incredible home for our artists!  Lots of room to spread out–we even had our own kitchen:))

 I demoed the first day— and look what beautiful paintings the group painted on day one! (And I should say that this group was made up of beginning artists to seasoned artists–simply amazing!)

Then we ate:)) 


And painted some more—Day two was Leslie’s demo day and the boat paintings just came sailing in:))

 And of course we ate some more:)) (Leslie and I did the cookin’ both nights and it was good–even Eddie would have approved..:) (and thanks to Gary and Aileen for hosting all of us crazy artists:))!!

In all, there was a lot of painting, learning, eating, sharing, laughing, crying, hugging, teasing, and all around good times.  The kind of stuff that makes us strong as artists and people, that helps us to go out and do our own work and do it well:))! You can look to hear from these artists in the future.  They are one motivated bunch of painters:))!!

And here’s the gang!  Wendy, Patsy, Jana, Lisa, Regina, Pam, David, Tricia, Kelley, Karen, Diane, Cate, Julia, Ruthie, Cissy, Sandra, Monica, Libby, Jerri, Leslie, Ann, Joyce, Kathy, Marissa, and Me::)!!
And the quote of the workshop??
….”If I don’t glue something I think I will just explode.” 
(you had to be there for this one, but trust me, you would have belly laughed with us all:)))
Thanks to each of you who came and made this the wonderful experience that it was.  My drive home from Atlanta to Kentucky sped by as I thought of each of you and your stories and your paintings.  Simply amazing:)) 

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  • Dreama - February 18, 2011 - 4:04 pm

    It was a great experience. And Joey added to the fun times with Leslie and her family at the house. Thanks everyone and glad to share the workshop fun:)))
    Kelley–I think you said it best:)))!ReplyCancel

  • Catherine - February 17, 2011 - 9:49 pm
  • Kelley Carey MacDonald - February 17, 2011 - 1:20 pm

    This is a wonderful painting of Joey – really shows his personality! And I cannot say enough about the workshop. I haven’t gone on and on on my blog about it – I’m waiting for my 2 wet paintings to arrive home! But I am honored that I got to spend time with you 2 special people, phenomenal artists and generous souls, as well as all the other great people in our class. We laughed, we cried, we painted, we SOARED!~
    And all levels benefitted!ReplyCancel

  • Marian Fortunati - February 17, 2011 - 1:58 am

    Sounds like it was a fabulous workshop Dreama!ReplyCancel

  • dls - February 16, 2011 - 7:12 pm

    What a fun time…. the painting of Joey is so cheerful… love it! Really like your art!

    Thanks for sharing the photos and paintings of other artists.ReplyCancel

  • Leslie Saeta - February 16, 2011 - 6:46 pm

    “If I dont glue something I think I will explode”. That quote still makes me laugh!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Popple - February 16, 2011 - 12:18 pm

    What a wonderful workshop! Thanks for sharing the photos.

    Joey is amazing! Your work is always an inspiration. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Christy Robinson Pillow - February 16, 2011 - 8:15 am

    Love your work!ReplyCancel

  • JanettMarie - February 16, 2011 - 8:05 am

    Looks and sounds like you all had a lot of fun!ReplyCancel

  • The Art of Michelle - February 15, 2011 - 11:33 pm

    Dreama- I am a new listener to your (rather amazing) podcasts, and am an admirer of your work. Your painting style has definately inspired me to be more bold with my colors! Joey looks real enough to pet! 🙂ReplyCancel

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