The past months have been hectic with so much activity! Private lessons and group classes, plein air painting with a monthly group, a spring paintout in North Georgia, a group show for my Thursday class, paintings for outside shows! and the list goes on! The Art Cottage has blossomed into an energetic art center that I only imagined at the beginning of 2011! ....and it's branched out with new ideas!
A dream of designing artsy handbags with repurposed clothing was the beginning of "low-country gypsy bags". Designing and hand assembling these keep me busy the hours I'm not painting or teaching or 'playing the local cornhole game'! Don't laugh! I've participated in two tournaments as of this past Sunday....and my team mate (Minet) and I actually didn't do so bad this past week! If you'd like to see us play, drop by Skippers on the first Sunday of the month about 2pm!
Here's what's on my easel at the moment to show you that with all this activity, I am still painting :)!
and if you'd like to see my Low Country Gypsy Bags, you will find them on Etsy.com in The Art Cottage (if that doesn't work you can still find it in the search for key words "gypsy bag".