Sorry for being absent the last week or so, I’ve been mostly sneezing, coughing and wrapped up in my pjs, much like this one.
I’m out the other side, hate a ‘summer’ cold, and am busy catching up on orders (thanks for those) and preparing stock for Saturday at Cirencester Craftmans Market.
What’s everyone else up to today? Good luck to any of those who are waiting on exam results today. 🐻🐼
Just two more days at the Russellville City Mall to paint with us! Then we’ll be closed until August 25th when we open at our new location on 118 S. Commerce! Come paint some memories with us!
This weeks Sappy Saturday: “In 2010 my wife was working as a journalist and was doing a story on the lifting of Don't Ask Don't Tell - she wanted to get veteran opinions and thoughts since that voice had been relatively quiet. She went to the CSU Veterans Office to see if they could help. They introduced her to a few people and said they did have one contact who was currently in Afghanistan, didn't know if he would answer her but she could try.
Well, that person was me, and I did reply in a series of emails back and forth she conducted her interview. This probably
went on for a few months. That was that, I came home and went on with my life and returned to being a student at CSU in the fall of 2011.
In the summer of 2012 I took a field study for Art History down in Mesa Verde with a group of students from CSU and UNC. Either the second or third day of the trip I was walking through a sort of thicket in the camp ground and came upon a girl
reading in a tent. I thought she was cute and struck up a conversation. We talked for a bit and then drove together to "class" in a different part of the park.
That night we were all sitting around the camp fire and I was telling stories from Afghanistan and she suddenly connected
the dots - that I was the same "Sergeant Jeffrey Dale" she interviewed in Afghanistan.
She actually quoted me several times in the article, and it won national press awards. The rest they say is history - we married
in 2015 and have a son who turns two next month.”
If you would like to be part of my Sappy Saturday series please send me a message with your story and I will add it to my series
Loved discovering the resemblance between these artworks❤️
Joan Mitchell has described - “I paint from remembered landscapes that I carry inside me- and remembered feelings of them... and certainly I could never mirror nature”. There is however an established connection w Mitchell’s works and Impressionism: “subject as such is not the issue, seeing is... This recourse to visual sensibility as the basis of stylistic decision is what links to the Nympheas the artist has” - Louis Finkelstein (Art News, 1956) *
'A Spring Afternoon' 🎨 #oilpainting . One of my older paintings, only available as a Canvas Giclee Print, in 2 sizes - 80cm x 50cm or 66cm x 41cm. Each print is Hand Signed and part of a Limited Edition of 99 and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Further details available at my website or send me a private message. Follow @kerrynobbsart #canvasprint#springblossums#springcottage
Who doesn’t love a teddy bear in jammies! 🐻
This wee Ted was in the window of an antique shop and he had such a cute well worn and loved look that I went in a brought him home. 🐻
As a little girl I was obsessed with teddies and they still have a soft spot in my 💗
If you would like your favourite teddy or cuddly toy painted do get in touch they make wonderful keepsakes and original gifts. 🐻
12x12 sharpies This is a preliminary #sketch for a painting. You probably look at these and think they're cute little shoes and they are if you're 5 years old. But if it's the 60's and your're 13 and in junior high school these weren't pretty! Nor were they popular. I had flat feet so I had to wear corrective shoes and I hated them! They were big and bulky and the soles were so thick they never wore out. Today you would call them Mary Jane's, but at that time Mary Jane's were for kids and old ladies. As for the green stockings, my mother would not let my sister and I wear brown stockings... We could wear EVERY color in the rainbow but brown. One Easter she bought us dresses with every color in the rainbow in them and stockings to match. The ones I remember the most where the lime green... Now those I loved... Don't laugh. #thanksmomanddad#inmysketchbook#artistsofinstagram#findingmyvoice#paintingmemories#mychildhood#shoes#paintedshoes#onmyarttable#sharpies#wheniwasyoung
Close up of me painting my characters.
Photograph by @amber_gisele 📷
The actual reference photo for this painting is from a child hood birthday party . The men pictured are my dad and uncles engaged in a game of tug of war.
Sometimes I’ll even book press tiny pieces of paper, saved from Pictionary games. This particular one is from New Year’s eve two years back. It was from one of the difficult cards, and Abhi and I were one team. He drew it and I had guessed it before he could even complete the drawing :) one of my favourite memories!
The following year, that piece of paper was clearly the best birthday gift I could think of for him ✨