I want to introduce you to three creative, determined and wonderful women.
This is my daughter Kellyanne Smith. Kellyanne is one of my hero's in life and of course my favorite daughter (because she is my only daughter) and has just joined the Annie Sloan "team" as a Mini-Stockist located just North of Seattle, Washington. Kellyanne and Kim Fischer have just started The Bella Bungalow where they will be conducting work shops, painting furniture and spreading the word about our magical Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Products. Kellyanne's plan is to become a Stockist in just a few weeks....she's working hard at getting web sites, blogs, advertisement, shop front etc. organized and implemented as well as staying on top of a full household of 5 children. I'm proud of you Kellyanne
This is of course Annie Sloan (in the middle) herself when she was here in Southern California on her American Tour, joined with myself again (sorry) and Vicki Shoemaker from 3 Oaks Studio in Clovis, CA. Vicki has just come on board as the other California Annie Sloan Stockist and together we are planning events, workshops and opening California's eyes to Chalk Paint and products. Wahooooooooooooo, let the paint start flying. I've known Vicki for sometime now and we have a great time painting and working together. Welcome Vicki, here's to a new adventures and fun times. I will introduce Vicki at The Tattered House workshop in Roseville, CA on April 10th.
Here I am again.....(I usually take the photo's so I apologize again for appearing) standing beside Kari Caldwell of Studio 887 in Encinitas, Ca. Kari will be joining me here in California as a Mini-Stockist.
Wahoooooooooooooooo again. Already Kari and I have scheduled a 6 Technique All Day Annie Sloan Workshop on April 15th at her studio. We'll be sending out more information by the end of the week on this workshop as well as an evening workshop and a mid week workshop coming soon. Welcome Kari, I'm very excited to paint the world "color" by your side. You'll be an asset and inspiration.
On May 25th at Out of the Blue in Solana Beach, I will be hosting a "party" with owner Debi, from Noon until 3:30. We're calling it the "pots of paint" party and we're inviting everyone to make a reservation, bring ONE SMALL item and 4 brushes. Wear painting attire and be ready to create and have some fun. It will be a painting frenzy using two of Annie Sloans new colors that will hit the market the first week in April. There will be a charge of $100.00 an attendee and refreshments will be served. Mark your calendars and invite your friends.
I've said it before and I'm saying it again....I LOVE to PAINT and I love to paint even more now that the magical Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Waxes have hit the U.S.A.
I've tried many things in my life from working for a 'boring' Areospace company, although my job wasn't boring......to owning a Design shop on Whidbey Island in the N.W., to being a Program Director at a 5 star Dude Ranch in Colorado, to being partners in the Painted Ladies Paint/Decorative Finishing Company in Scottsdale, AZ.
I love what I'm doing now more than anything I've ever done. Spreading the news about these products, teaching workshops, meeting all you wonderful people and just experiencing the joy of yet another new chapter in my life.
I made a little smilebox (yes again) about the things I've tried "creatively" and want to share them with you. From photography, to design, to making crazy scales, time out mats, (which I called THINK TIME), and little books for my grandchildren.
Isn't life grand! I wonder what I'll try next?????
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Keep on creating and keep on painting......until the next post, enjoy LIFE and every breath that you take!