That's right....I completed Dewberry Designs One-Stroke Certification this week and I am now a pending "One-Stroke Certified Instuctor". My Certification Teacher was Kim Barone and she was fantastic. I was so lucky that there were only 16 students in my class so we gots lots of one-on-one instruction. I wish my friend Kim from Georgia could have joined me. The hours were long and we covered a lot of material in just four days. The class was held in Pittsburgh and the drive one way from my house was one hour and ten minutes. I drove back and forth each day. Left home at 6:00 a.m. and got back around 8:30 p.m. Class started Tuesday with Sunflowers and this is what we painted:
I wasn't very happy with my paint strokes, but since I had not painted one thing since I left Georgia I guess I shouldn't have expected much. I was planning to practice, practice, practice before the certification began, but with this new house and my parents here, I just never got around to doing it. On Wednesday we learned Ivy and then the birdhouse picture with wildflowers:
I felt better about my painting on Wednesday, but was dreading Thursday's class of fruit and roses, since I NEVER took a fruit class from Sandy and only took one rose class that I did awful in! We painted the fruit on bristol board:
And the rose we painted on a ceramic vase. I kept telling my classmates that I was going to throw the vase away because I wasn't wild about the rose I painted. Well, I guess the powers that be heard me because when I got home and got out of my car I dropped it on my driveway and shattered it into a million pieces!
Anyway, I got upstairs to find a birthday present had been delivered by the postman from my friend Sandy in Georgia. I was thrilled when I opened the package and found this inside:
Thanks Sandy for the birthday present and for being a great One-Stroke Instructor!