Monthly Archives: January 2011

What’s in your Art Toolbox?

Can you answer “Yes” to any following?

* I have tubes of paint that I don’t use because I’m not sure how they would react with other colors
* More than likely I have a tube or more of paint that I bought and totally forgot about
* I tend to use the same palette over and over because I feel safe within my comfort zone
* When I paint I pick what looks good and hope for the best!

If you answered “Yes” to any of the above and would like to know how to:

*Save money
*Save time
*Organized system
*Paint with confidence
*Learns about compatible palettes
*Learn how masters applied compatible palettes
*Maximize the use of every tube in toolbox

Then my one day painting with the Webster Art Club is the answer for you! So before you spend more money on paint invest in this 1 day, yes, 1 day that could improve the way you paint!

“Spot on color”

Date: Wednesday February 16, 2011, 10:00 AM through 3:00 PM. **Bring your own lunch**
Cost: $15 for members, $20 for non-members
Where: Goodwill Building at 50 Webster Commons Blvd. (on Ridge Road) Webster, NY 14580. The Goodwill is located behind 5 Guys Burgers & Fries. It is set back from the road.

If you have questions or want to sign up, please call Bonnie Haney at 585-377-1200 (office) or 585-733-0198 (cell) or email at: Please sign up as soon as possible to reserve a space as space is limited due to room size.

Favorite spot in my studio

My 8 year old daughter created this design for me. I couldn’t think of a better place to put it than on the wall across my drafting table. Every time I look up it warms my heart and puts a smile on face, thank god for all the “flowers” in our life!

To “Lila”

Today my mother came home from the hospital after several tests and x-rays it was determined she didn’t suffer a stroke, thank god! My mom is my best friend and the most important person in my life. I thank god that she is well, still suffering from shoulder pain but she’s resting. This makes me reflect on how short life is, I will definetly make the best of it! To “lila”, we all love you very much! Te queremos mucho!

I am an artist…movie

Last night I caught the end of this feature on PBS titled “I am an artist”. It is a documentary revolving around the lives of children with dissabilities that graduate from High School, their artistic expression and the many dedicated teachers that support them day in day out. They enjoy events such as Senior Trips and Field Days just like other children. One of the goals towards the end of the year is an art show at a local art gallery and they work very hard through out the school year. The Art Exhibit was beautiful, very expressive and truly unique. I personally could see some of the pieces on my wall. My husband has a niece that has downs syndrome and she is a special child not just because she has a dissability, but because she is full of love and joy and spreads it to those around her. Support children with special dissabilities and remember that there is no mistake in art! You can find the movie at

FREE Demos as a partnership

A Different Path Gallery has teamed up with the Senior Center to give free Demonstrations each month. An ADPG Class instructor will be at the Senior Center on State St. to demonstrate what they will be teaching in their class.
Each demonstration is only 15min. long and will be held on a Thursday at 11am. You don’t need to be a senior to attend!

Introduction to Colored Pencil Drawing
(Free Demo at Senior Center Jan.20 at 11am)
with Christina Laurel
Fridays: Jan. 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18 1-2:30pm
$60 (4-weeks)

Focus on one drawing while exploring different Colored Pencils – including watercolor pencil -and techniques.
Bring your own supplies: a basic set of colored pencils (students can also experiment with my watercolor pencils), 140-pound watercolor paper, kneaded and plastic erasers, paper stump for blending, plastic palette, and a watercolor brush.

Introduction to Sculpture I & II
with Katherine Weston
Sundays: Jan.23-Feb.6 and Jan.13-27 3:00-4:30
$45 for each 3-session class—sign up for one or both.
I. Learn how to make a wire and decorative paper fish that can stand alone, hang with friends as a mobile or even be used as a small lamp.
This technique can be used to make any 3D form as well as much larger sculptural elements that are quite lightweight.
II. This is another technique that is more architectural in nature. We will use chipboard and plaster as the basis of our Huge Letter Sculpture then decorate it with paints, papers and collage. This is a good technique for a stand alone sculpture that needs some weight.

Beginner and Advanced Beginner Watercolor
(Free Demo at Senior Center Feb. 17 at 11 am)
with Peggy Martinez
Fridays: Feb. 25th, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25 10am-1pm
$125 (5-wk class)

Peggy has devised a way to teach you the basics of watercolor painting that will enable to finish a successful painting the first time you try! She will teach you about color interaction, brush selection and various ways to make your painting unique.
Materials list will be provided to registered students.

*Other classes are forming. Check the website for updates!

Please register early for classes.
A class will only run if there are at least three registrants by the week prior to the class start date.
You can register in person, via email, or by calling the shop.

Moms of Rochester interview

I recently had the honor to be interviewed by Kate Antoniades for her blog about moms of Rochester, being a mother of 3 and grandmother of a wonderful little boy it’s great to share with the world this crazy, sometimes confusing without manual how to be a mother! Read on…

I want to apologize to Kate Antoniades because I mistakenly give credit to the wrong person, sorry Kate! You did an awesome job and deserve credit for all the hardwork!


Free painting giveaway-ends 1/8/2011

I’ve offered this painting of a bouquet of roses, fresh off the easel at Deal is the deal, a wonderful blog site where you can view and use free deals and coupons. Site was started by a talented and hardworking young lady, she’s a college student and works 2 jobs! Offer ends midnight of 1/8/2011, so what are you waiting for? Hurry, enter now!


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