Wild & Wonderful West Virginia

Saturday, August 25, 2007

I am a Pending OSCI... WooHoo!

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!


Sandy McTier said...

Oh! I'm the first to comment and tell you how excited I am for you! You SNEAK!!!! I'm thrilled that you took certification and know that you have PASSED!
Thank you very much for the flowers today ~ letting me know that you took certification and that you weren't avoiding me cause you didn't like me anymore~ hehehe.
Take care. Have a great date night and enjoy your visit with the Richey's.

Miss ya

Kim said...

OMGosh! I'm so PROUD of you! I wish I could have been there to take it with you. We would have had so much fun!!!! Okay, you've got me motivated again, now I just have to save my pennies and my vacation from work then figure out when I can go! I'm so excited for you. I took a Tiger Lilly class with Sandy this moring and I was her only student. I had a blast. We went to Sonic afterwards and got an 8pt. grilled cheese with a Rt 66 diet limeade. Then came home and watched the Warner Robins American League win the US Little League World Series. They play for the international title tomorrow. It was a GREAT day.

Kim said...

Oops, I did it again...Rt. 44 (NOT 66) Diet Limeade! Anyway, take care and keep me posted Miss Sneaky Pending OSCI! Hugs ~ Kim

Alice J said...

I am sooooo proud of you getting your OSCI!!! And I looked at your work, Honey, your strokes looks as good as Donnas! I cn see why you went for your certificate.
God has blessed you with a wonderful gift. Now you cn share it with the world.

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Anonymous said...

Hi Terry,
I'm so glad you went to certs...and I know you passed! Your new home looks so pretty. Love the red, white and blue.
Take care,