Saturday, November 8, 2008

Cha-Cha-Changes

The new gallery space, 2712 LaFayette Road, Ft Oglethorpe, Georgia

For those youngsters, that was part of a song from some years ago. It was going through my head today when I was thinking about this past week. A lot has changed! My daughter gave birth to a boy Monday night. She has two girls, ages 4 and 6. This new addition is a real cutie- blonde hair and eyebrows, sure to have blue eyes. So now, our family has increased. I didn't think it was possible to love another child as much as I love the others, but it is! Somehow your heart is big enough!
This week also marked a change in locale for my weekly classes. Instead of meeting on Lookout Mountain, we met at my Ft Oglethorpe studio for a Color Workshop. I called it, "Need to Know about Color". They were very enthusiastic about making charts of colors and mixing grays. Hopefully, they all gained something they find usable in their painting.
Then, this weekend, we have been moving the studio to another building just down the road from where we were. I say "we" because I share the space with my husband, Bill. He has an office for his company and I take the majority of the space to paint! Good deal, right? It has been some experience packing and moving supplies, canvases, easels, tables, etc. When I moved from my retail space a year ago, I put everything in storage and went to Italy for two weeks! Needless to say, there are boxes I haven't opened since and here they were, ready to move again. My son and husband have been very patient with me- I have enough canvases if we have a major depression for the next five years. I know this because he told me! So I said, "Right! I can keep on painting while other artists are wishing for canvases." :) So, if you are in need of a painting and NO ONE else in the USA can do it because they are out of canvas, I am your artist!
Of course the major change in our world is our new president elect. I am hopeful that he will be energetic yet methodical in his duties. It's not a job for a sissy! How great is it to live through a stage in history like this?

Back on the "art front", I will be taking commissions for original works through Michael's Fine Arts and Framing in Dalton, Georgia. Now is the time to request a painting in time for Christmas. The house portraits will be offered with framing at a great price. Stop in and see Michael at 1325 Dug Gap Road or phone: 706-278-8840 for more information.
Have a wonderful week and remember our Veterans.
Durinda

4 comments:

pfranklin said...

Waving hello. :) It's always fun to change things around. Hope I get to see your new space one of these days. Sorry I missed you last time up.

Durinda Cheek said...

Hello to you, Phyllis! I hope you will be back up again soon! Your last visit was WAY too short!

vickiandrandyrossart said...

good to reconfirm that I am not the only one who squirrels away canvases, boards, paints, brushes as though they were going to quit manufacturing tomorrow! Somehow if I am down to just 1 or 2, I won't start a painting 'cause I'm afraid I'll ruin that precious board/canvas.

I must have 20 watercolor blocks, more full sheets; cases of canvases; tons of Wallis paper.

just in case we have a bad winter...lol!

vicki

Durinda Cheek said...

I'm with you, Vicki. Something about having clean paper or canvas makes me feel more secure. I was one of those kids who loved the first of school just to get new supplies.
Well, if we really have the Greater Depression (greater cause it's US this time-ha) you and I can share what we got with each other- too bad for all those who used up everything, huh? ;-)