Friday, April 6, 2012

whats going on in my "studio"

I wanted to share what Ive been doing with my art recently.
Im not sure if you remember but I work for VSA arts.
Ive been blessed to be able to work with this organization for ten years
Most years when I teach I work with students in the Juvenile Justice system.
This year I was able to work in a joint effort between VSA and Special Olympics.
It was so much fun!!!

My daughter, who also works with VSA,
my teenage son and his girlfriend
came to help.

I was thrilled for My daughters boyfriend
and my husband-along with Lil G
to be able to join in on the day.

Lastly I have a little painting I did in my new Art Journal
I was so inspired on Palm Sunday
This image would not fade away in my mind.
So on Monday I got out my paints and this is what I ended up with
I might have to do a large painting of this.
I loved the greens,
the vibrant red
and I used gold paint
with shimmer in it.
So much meaning in all of it.....

I hope that you enjoy it.......


  1. THanks so much for your comment! I love your Palm Sunday painting...looks so real! Happy PPF!

  2. Oh what a great day together as a family Anna!! Looks like everyone was having fun with the painting. Love that! And I love your palms painting. Beautiful shimmer! :)

  3. Oh Anna, this is great! How fantastic that you share your talent and time for such a noble cause.
    I'm sure everyone there left with a smile on their face.
    Your painting is beautiful too... have yourself a wonderful weekend! xoxo

  4. Your Palm Sunday painting is lovely! Well done! Happy PPF! Helen @ Natures Walk

  5. Love your page - perfect for this weekend. How great to make your class a family affair!

  6. A beautiful i,age for Palm Sunday and a great way to share your talent.
    Happy Easter.

  7. oh I love that painting! so much life and joy and grace in there. You should totally do a larger version.

  8. Love your palms...beautiful...we have so much in common...I am an artist, we adopted our daughter, and I am Catholic...I am assuming you are...since the palms...:). But if not...we both celebrate it :). Your palms are lovely and so is your family!

    1. Ahhh, no I am not Catholic, But We Methodists do celebrate the Holy week- Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter.....I am doing my best to learn more about the meanings and all that I have been missing out when not understanding the if/thens. Ive also been enjoying learning about Passover and the connections between the Old Testament and New, The Temple in the Old testament and how we are now called the Temple. Very interesting.

  9. I love your Palm Sunday inspired painting! Looks like the paint get together was a fun success! Happy PPF! Deb

  10. I remember when I was a kid in Brooklyn New York, and there were opportunities to get out of the "underprivileged, every day New York City bubble" – I still remember them to this day. What you and your family did – it may be remembered 40 years from now – and more. And I also remember as a Catholic kid in Brooklyn, fawning over all the palms on Palm Sunday – and your painting reminded me of that – so there are smiles on two accounts today. Thank you for both. God bless and keep you and each and every one of yours, Anna.

  11. That is such a joy filled post... from your wonderful perfectly simple palm through to those shining faces in the photos... just perfect...xx

  12. Love the combination of red, greens, and gold in your Palm Sunday painting!
    How wonderful, too, that your family gathered to create and help with you!
    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  13. That is very become involved in all this. Love the palm painting :) Blessings, Jennifer

  14. I love your palm picture. Happy Easter and PPF.

  15. Looks like such a wonderful, rewarding and inspiring place to work! And your painting is beautiful.


Thank you for stopping by. We would love it if you left a comment.