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Doors and Windows…..open to the artists’ brushes.

Bonnie Webb's chickens use doors too!

Bonnie Webb's chickens use doors too!

Double bounty from Pricilla Mead
Double bounty from Priscilla Mead

Sometimes the most luxurious thing we can do for ourselves is spend time doing something we really love. If you’re a visual person and are  just looking at beautiful things in nature or surrounding you,  it just triggers something wonderful in your spirit.  Then again, there’s something so magical about spoiling yourself with some new art supplies, or taking a class to learn a new craft.  I’m quoting Julia Cameron who says ” Creativity lives in paradox: serious art is born from serious play.  ” So play I did, this month by taking an oil painting class with a seasoned and very talented artist,   Susan Astleford.   Check out her website www.susanastleford.com    Lucky for me and the others attending,  she lives in my hometown and has helped many of us to kindle our love for painting.   Since my blog is dedicated to all things artistically related to inspiring you in your home, it’s no stretch to want to show you our efforts.  Maybe you’ll feel inspired to get out from under your wet blanket and try something creative and nurture  your eyes within.  Our assignment in this class was to paint a door or window from a photo that we had taken ourselves.  See for yourself the  amazing variety of doors and windows that went down on the canvas.

Susan with her own masterpiece!

Susan with her own masterpiece!

Susan VonDoersten's enchanting path to a door

Susan VonDoersten's enchanting path to a door

collaboration!

collaboration!

miles to go to finish my little French street scene
miles to go to finish my little French street scene
Toni Neri refines the detail of a River Seine entrance

Toni Neri refines the detail of a River Seine entrance

    
Thanks,Susan, For keepin’ us keepin’ on!
Evie Casselli with a European touch

Evie Casselli with a European touch

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July 31 2009 | artists and crafts and Doors and oil painting and Uncategorized and Windows | No Comments »