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Monday, September 26, 2016

Your Two Cents and Perfectly Imperfect - No. 1 in My Newest Series

"Ask and ye shall receive." 

     Right? I asked and you all were so generous with your two cents. Just so you understand, I took your thoughts and generous comments to heart and read each one multiple times. The decision to teach painting classes has been a real struggle for me and if you know me personally, I've most likely asked your opinion. 

Thank you all very much.  Thank you for taking precious time out of your day to continue following and supporting me. These comments were just a few of many left by my awesome Facebook  followers. 

I completely understand all your hesitations to teach. I can share with you what Maria Revollo's response was when I took her class to teach her Bermuda Blending technique. We asked her why she wanted to share her "secrets" with us. She said that even though she is teaching us the technique, the things we create will still all be different because we will apply them with our own artistic eye. Those are not her words exactly, but basically she said artists are all unique in their visions and preferences and no one will ever do her technique the same way she does it. Just like no one would ever be able to exactly replicate what you do, even if you show them how you do it. Hope that is helpful! Good luck with whatever you decide!

Teaching WOULD take a lot of time and energy. ..and still some peeps couldn't get it...do what your doing and charge the big bucks....it will be quiet in your studio (just you ) and your thoughts not a bunch of peeps asking questions...hook up with Joanna Gains and be her go to gal....more $$$ in that...plus you might have to sell paint...and that can be a pain....my two cents. ...love your work...keep it mysterious. ...wink wink...

Love this!! Just read you're post! Completely understand! You definitely learn by time, experience, trial and error.... Etc.... But someone like me would love to be able to see your work/technique in action... Not to copy but to hopefully to add some small tid bit and incorporate in my small world... You are a true artist and they can not be copied!! But you may be able to help others expand and strengthen their skills just a touch!

If you missed my last post, you can read it HERE.

When I decide to "flip a coin", you all will be the first to know!

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Now, let's get to the fun stuff. This is the first in my series, 
Perfectly Imperfect

"I never expect to see a perfect work from an imperfect man."
~Alexander Hamilton 

     The older I get the more this becomes true, true of myself and true of the world around me.  I tried many years to be perfect. I'm so happy to finally understand no one else expected it or really even wanted me to be.  Those were my own standards, ones I often lived up to and more often did not.  As my own children are getting older, I often point out my flaws to them, no shame or guilt involved, though. I want to make sure they see me for who I really am. I'm perfectly imperfect and that's pretty awesome, if I do say so myself. 

 
     I'm excited about this series. It won't really be anything different than what you've seen me do before but it will be filled will heart, uniqueness and originality. This is the first piece, a sweet charming little cedar chest.


Yes, those are paint cans hanging on the wall. 
It's imperfect art - Can you hang?







I used all CeCe Caldwell's paints for this furniture makeover. The base color is Thomasville Teal.  I accented with Sante Fe Turquoise, Sedona Red and Carolina Sun Yellow. 

This piece is currently available on my website, The Turquoise Iris.

Here is a sneak peek at No. 2 --


I'm off to enjoy these Fall temps!

~Dionne

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