Earlier this week I took one of my personal days from work (I get two a year) and spent the day elbow deep in paint. It was fantastic and just what I needed.


The class was held at a cool little shop/studio called Artistree. If you are local, they have a fun list of classes you can take. There is an amazing amount of art, most of it from local artist, as well as art/crafting supplies for sale. This store is CRAMMED full of things. Every time I turned around I saw something new.


Thanks so much to Nancy for having Frances at your space. And thank you Frances, for having a one day art class here in town- those 6 hours inspired me more than you know.

july piece
(my finished product)

If you are interested, there is an additional workshop next week on the 21st, call the store for details.


  1. Is this one yours?! What a cool thing! I love it!

  2. oh awesome!
    the finished product is gorgeous, and those 6 hours... priceless!


  3. what an absolutely perfect way to indulge in a day off! the finished product is beautiful.

    I'm consolidating posts (has it really been that long since I've visited?): your 10 truths are fascinating and I'm so happy to know more about you. and that second photo of the babies? it just kills me!

  4. Oh, I love it!! Great color choices!! Love all the texture. What a great way to spend the day!!

  5. What a wonderful opportunity and what a good way to spend your day off! I'd love to spend 6 hours elbow deep in paint myself!

  6. wow ! that is amazing !! i love it. i love to paint as well. i do a class every friday with a lady who lives locally and teaches from a home studio. i love going but have missed a few weeks recently ... i can't wait to get back this week !!!

  7. sounds like a great way to recharge your batteries. love your creation! happy day!


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