Thursday, December 30, 2010

a quiet cloak...a shimmering veil...fog moves into neighborhood...

I spent the day trying to pack up the Christmas materials to make room for the New 2011... I sold another gift certificate today to another Grandmother who after talking to me went out to buy her grand daughter her own easel for Christmas. YAHOO!!!! Art Saves Lives!! I have been thinking about another $5.00 gift for the Valentine presents and am very proud to announce my collaboration the "Three Kids and a Kitchen" cottage industry and sell my daughter Erin's new adventure to make and sell her delicious homemade caramels. We will meet on New Year's to finalize out collaboration lesson plans but I am thrilled to offer an affordable sweet gift for your sweet hearts. I also have some new surprises planned for small pieces but first I need to complete my last commission piece. Guess what I am literally going to paint a life size horse for a client in 2011. The wedding backdrops are coming in and I am back in high school once again creating backdrops for the drama club at my high school. I realize how lucky I am to be able to live my dream in my small studio!! I feel so grateful everyone who has come by and supported my dream.

The soft velvet fog is moving in tonight and I need to stay home...I worry about my eyesight and driving at night. I had wanted to attend an open house tonight but I think I had better be safe and stay home. I am including some of yesterdays photos...I was a little tired last night and took the night off. Now I did work in my home studio ...and fell asleep a little earlier than my usual bedtime. I hit Michaels and Hobby Lobby after work tonight to select some of after holiday sales. Saturday we get an additional 25% off the total sale at Michaels so I need to review what supplies I will need in the New Year. May we all be blessed in creating our Art in 2011...recognize that there is a need... collaborate ...and create a new solution that you have not tried before...what have you got to lose? Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart


  1. Yes Corrine...I do sleep...when my body just will not let me move forward for one more second!!! Happy New Year to you and your whole family!!! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  2. What wonderful smiling faces on your post! Best of luck on the Three kids and a kitchen business. Sounds like a winner to me! Love all of the Christmas goodies below! Looks like you have had a wonderful Christmas! May you have a more wonderful New Year!!! Happy New Year, my art friend!

  3. Have a great weekend and how I wish I could get a gift certificate from you for my brother!! He's retiring in May of '11 and said he wants to learn how to paint landscapes and from where he lives, you can see the gorgeous Organ Mountains...he lives just up the road from me in Las Cruces, NM. He said he wants to drink a fine wine while painting (he's a wine connoisseur) so I asked him I want the painting where he consumed too much "fine wine!!!" LOL Should be a really funky one!! So I'm planning on getting him a paint set for his birthday this Feb. to get him started on his way to Artlandia!! He's never showed any talent, but he figures since I do, maybe something rubbed off and is laying dormant for now!! Love his theory on genetics!! LOL

    Take care and God bless, my friend and thank you for sending a bit of winter our way yesterday and a smidgen of snow and cold weather!!


  4. What wonderful photos - everyone looks happy and content! May your new year be filled with health and happiness!