Monday, November 30, 2009

New Studio move in date-tomorrow!

Finally, the day has come. I got the key to my new studio and went to start cleaning. I swept the floors, mopped the main floor and bathroom-ugh! Okay this part is not the fun part!!!! All the utilities get turned on tomorrow-so a final cleaning and vacuuming will be on the agenda for tomorrow. Then-moving in!!!!!

Mike has been painting the picture hanging rail and I am ordering the walker wall system stuff today. I can't wait to get in and set up and then start PAINTING!!! I am really getting backed up on portraits. Oh well, soon it will be all smooth sailing.
I'll keep you posted on the Open House Date-till then-

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Adobe at Rio Hondo

Adobe at Rio Hondo, along with Shadows on the Pond, was juried into the Holiday Show at Got Art Gallery in Lee's Summit, Mo. on 3rd Street. These two pieces will be on display thru December 21st. The artist reception is scheduled for December 4th from 6-9pm. (wine and refreshments provided by Gallery)
This piece was created on site in Taos, New Mexico during a plein aire trip in April, 2009. This building and others at this location are over 100 years old. They are on a ranch that remains in the original family. Though the ranch is no longer a working one, the family has retained the buildings instead of tearing them down to preserve their history. Artists still flock to the ranch to paint the many structures still standing on the property. It was great to paint a piece of New Mexico's history. The original owners had come from Mexico in the days before New Mexico was a state, to establish a new life in the new country.
Hope you will stop by and enjoy all the wonderful art that is on display. Great place to get a unique Christmas gift.
See you there,

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

New Studio space

I am so excited. I have a new venture and a new studio space. Starting December 1st, I will be moving into new space at 501 NW 5th St., Suite 500, Blue Springs, Mo. 64014. In addition to my studio space, I will be opening up a new small gallery and teaching space. It is going to be wonderful to have more room to spread out and wall space to store my finished work.

As soon as I get organized, I will be having an open house and setting up class schedules. So keep tuned into the blog for updates.
Also, the painting upbove called "Shadows on the Pond" has been juried into the 2009 Holiday Group Art Show at Got Art Gallery, on 3rd St. from November 20 to Dec. 21st. Opening reception Friday, December 4th from 6-9PM.

Happy Painting,


Thursday, November 12, 2009

New Update on Buddy, the puppy mill rescue

This is Buddy sharing our Princess Miko's pink bed. Obviously Buddy has no issues with his manhood.(even after being neutered) They have become fast friends and she has helped him greatly in learning how to be a pet. We have discovered that when we want Buddy to learn something showing him how Miko does it seems to really help. He is doing great with his house training-only one accident in months. He runs in circles and then to the door when he needs to go outside.

He still has some eccentric behaviours but they are really cute. He still runs around bringing me items that he finds interesting-like shoes, clothing, paper, etc. He doesn't chew anything just brings them to us. He also plays hide and seek with me. I will hide around the corner then come look for me when I call his name. He even came into the kitchen and sat under the table the other day, instead of hiding in his crate ,when some family came over for lunch. He is now taking treats out of my husband's hand. We still have not found a way to teach him other commands like sit, down, etc. But we are still trying different things to enhance his learning experience in a positive way. One of the things we are trying is to say the command when he actually does it on his own. (this might take a long time but I have patience).

He walks well on a leash now. He and I take walks in the park and he is no longer afraid of the geese and ducks-people, however, are still an issue. I am still using two leashes-one on his halter and one on his collar-when we walk out of our comfort zone(the yard). When he gets freaked, he still trys to run and he is quite the houdini when stressed!

That's all for now,
Jennylynne and Buddy

Saturday, November 7, 2009

CAC 20th Annual showcase event

Last night I took one of my paintings "Gorge on the High Road" to the juried 20th annual art showcase sponsored by the CAC of Eastern Jackson County. I was also recognized by the Independence Art Association as their volunteer of the year. I received a lovely plaque engraved with the honor and my name. Pat Betteridge, an officer of the IAA and my friend, introduced me and gave me the plaque. Several other honorees were recognized from various other organizations. There was food, wine, dancing, an art showing, a a really good time was had by all.

Thanks to the Independence Art Association for voting me their volunteer of the year. They are a great organization and one of the best art associations around. They offer companionship, demonstrations, programs, gallery space opportunities, and most important of all friendship with fellow artists.

If you are interested in joining our group contact them at IAA, P O Box 811, Blue Springs, Mo. 64013 or come to one of our meetings at Stone Church, 1012 W Lexington, Indep., MO. 64054 on the third tuesday of every month.