Wednesday, December 23, 2015

A Colorful Expression

This morning was my final trip to the post office to drop off the final packages for shipping until after Christmas, the Ebay and Amazon shops are closed for the holidays. Now I have a chance to breathe for a few days, the first thing I did was run to Joann's to buy a pair of stress relief gloves to see if I notice any improvement with my fingers and hands, I am skeptical because they are so light I can't imagine how they work but I will give them a try. One thing I will say they are much lighter and less bulky then the wrist splints I've had to wear in the past.

So while in Joann's I moved past an aisle and double backed not believing what I saw, pastel Spring and Easter decorations and a corner with some Valentine's Day items. Geez it's not even Christmas yet!  Put those pastels away for a few weeks and let us enjoy the winter.  I know, I know when you are dealing in hand crafted items as well as retail you have to get things out months in advance otherwise you won't have time to make that spring or summer quilt, or knit that June wedding shawl or the perfect Mother's day gift but really couldn't it wait a few more days, January is right around the bend.

Oh well off the soapbox and take a look at this sweet and colorful item I picked up yesterday at the Gallery East.  Isn't she just lovely?
The artist is Teri Stillwaugh and the gallery had a wonderful selection of these pieces to chose from, I love color so I chose this sentiment. and I know I will be purchasing a few more.  Here is a close up and yes that is a paint brush sticking up from
the top of her head.  I was reading about this artist on the gallery site and found out she has given classes on her "Brush Expressions"  before so I hope its offered again this coming year I would love to know how to make my own.

 I have been wanting to take the silk scarf painting class offered at the gallery but time, schedule and other commitments just didn't make it possible this year. There are  new classes coming up in January so next week I need to register since the class is limited in size and I would prefer a daytime class. Since it worked so well for 2015 I am going to continue on my quest to be more creative again for 2016, there are other classes offered at the gallery and I plan on taking a few. I'll keep you posted.


  1. Your colorful brush lady is cute.

    Have a joy, love and peace filled Christmas and a great 2016.


    1. Thank you, Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2016 to you as well.