I'm laughing at myself as I haven't settled in since Annie Sloan left on the 9th almost a week ago. It's like Christmas, Birthdays, Easter, Mother's Day, Thanksgiving, the 4th of July and a trip abroad all rolled into one big hype. I knew Annie Sloan's Paint was unique I just didn't realize all the techniques that are achieved out of one can....or combining one can with a couple others. What a break through for decorative finishers on furniture, art, faux finishes and walls. I've been in design and paint for ever and I've never experienced the ease and beauty of this wonderful Chalk Paint and waxes....need I say more?
The book signings, demo's and the Santa Monica workshop were beyond exceptional and now the spin offs are lining up like clock work. I have workshops scheduled, demo's to deliver and introduce, a Annie Sloan Flea Market Adventure and Workshop planned for the UK in September and many events to organize. Fun, fun, fun. There will be an ongoing workshop progressing through out the wine country of California...."Paint the Wine Country Chalk". We will be organizing the workshops beginning in Temecula and on to Santa Ynez, Paso Robles, and Napa so be checking in often not only on my blog but on my web site too.
There will be another California Stockist coming on board in a matter of days....I am thrilled to be working with Vicki Shoemaker from Studio 3 Oaks in Clovis. We plan on singing "California here we come" as we team up and introduce all the products and various techniques at scheduled events.
So, back to earth, here is a smile box that I put together covering Annie Sloans California Adventure. It was more than a pleasure to host Annie and get to know her as a wonderful person, woman and talented artist. I can hardly wait til we meet again.
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Tomorrow I will show you some samples of the techniques that are taught in our
all day workshop and also introduce you to Kari Caldwell from Encinitas, yet another talented woman, artist and person. We had so much fun making samples from all the 18 colors available today and soon to include 6 more by the end of the month.
Pick up a paint brush and start painting....