Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Along This Journey

While posting about my daily paintings on my art blog I mentioned that I'll be going to my first workshop ever......!! 
Landscapes and I don't get along... try as I might (every once in while) I just don't 'get it.' 

Recently I purchased a book by Joyce Hicks on Landscapes in Watercolor. Yes, there are demos, gallery, etc. and I liked what I saw. ... I wrote to thank her for writing the book.. (even though it was I who paid for the privilege to read it ) lol !
Knowing these artists give workshops I inquired if at anytime in the future she would be coming to the Tampa Bay area. I live about an hour away. 
Yes!, she will be  teaching at the Suntan Art Center in St. Pete Beach,  Oct. 23-26. ... What? here? right here?

I've signed up for it.  4 wonderful art filled days and then went totally berserk as I booked a room at the Dolphin Beach Resort ... right on the beach a few blocks away from where the  workshop/class will be.  If I didn't stay close by there, I would have to drive morning and night in rush hour traffic... No, that's not very calming. 

 What could be better? Pinch me , I'm dreaming and my birthday falls on the second day of the class.. Yes, it will be an all day learning session.. I better take all my vitamins.  So looking forward to it. 
 I'll tell you more as time gets closer . You know I will. ! 


  1. Dear BJ - I can feel your excitement. This sounds like a wonderful vacation and birthday celebration all rolled in together. I will be waiting to here all about it. Take care and have a great day.

  2. Very smart to stay close to the workshop. They can be exhilarating and exhausting at the same time. You get in the right brain and it's not good to drive any distance in that state. You will love it!

  3. Love this composition and the beautiful palette, BJ! And my goodness! But you couldn't ask for a better birthday present! You will have a great time!

  4. I was going to send an e-mail when I told myself, check the blog. Perhaps Barbra Joan is back, and she is! Glad I found your Journeys blog, too.

    I am so delighted to hear about the workshop and your plans to stay nearby. Treat yourself well, my friend! Love your 30 paintings series.


Your comments are very much appreciated and I'll be returning the visit. !! BJ

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