I'm a fan of Ida Garten aka The Barefoot Contessa
and Ree Drummond, aka The Pioneer Woman
. What I especially love about their cooking shows is Ida has a Q&A Friday, answering viewers questions - Ree demonstrates and photographs steps as she cooks. I learn so much from both.
So..... in the new year, I'm bringing back my Q & A Weekends - please just ask your questions by leaving a comment and I'll answer during the weekend by leaving a comment to respond. And take note, when you leave your comment or question, I moderate them before they're published so don't think your computer isn't working. I do have a FAQ page on my website
, if you're inclined to check in before you start typing.
I also plan to do more 'paintings in progress' this year, either youTube videos or on this blog. I think it's helpful. I learn from watching.
And another thing .... I had the pleasure of being a part of the 16 Patton Gallery in Asheville since.... I think 2006. The owner has been an absolute joy to work with and I've met some really great people thru the yearly shows - unfortunately the gallery has closed for good as of December 31st. I picked up 18 paintings and I'm having a Studio Sale
if you're interested. I want new work out there and I'd like to give these paintings a home. Each painting has a devoted page including an email link to inquire about the details so don't be shy, just ask if you're feeling it.
Thanks to all ~