Got home from the One-Stroke Convention in Orlando yesterday.
I had so much fun and met some wonderful new friends. I highly recommend any one-stroke students attend and get the real "core" of one-stroke and connect with all the great people that love this art. Thanks so much to Sandy for inviting me to go; for being such a great teacher and most of all for being my bestfriend! I took lots of fun classes and learned a lot. I also learned that I have a lot to learn! Four days of painting full time is intense, but the strength you pull from all the fantastic painters is uplifting and empowering. At first I thought I was in way over my head, but soon realized how much it boosted my confidence that I could be a great painter if I just dreamed it, believed it and did it! This was Donna's challenge to us all. I hope to get to attend convention next year as well. It would be great to go as a OSCI, but not sure I am ready to commit to that challenge just yet. I can't wait to see how much better I paint by then. Donna also challenged us to make a list of 10 goals for this year. Some of mine are to paint at least three times a week; watch all my dvd instructional videos of Donna; paint the surfaces I already own before buying more things to clutter my studio (my hubby says "Amen" to this one!); and to focus on painting like me and not like Donna, or Sandy or some of the other great artist out there! Sorry about the layout of this post. I still havent learned my way around this new blog. Pictured above is Sandy and I at the 1920's Flapper Dance the first night of the convention. Sandy won third place for the best flapper outfit! Also posted is a picture of me and Donna Dewberry on the last night of the convention. Boy am I tired...this has been an exhausting week, but one I will certainly never forget. Have a great week!