Sunday, October 25, 2009

Landscape Workshop & Busy Week!

Oh my, its been a busy week! I haven't even posted an update on the workshop and artshow from last weekend! After coming back from the workshop on Sunday, I tried to recover enough to get through this week. At school, we had 2 late days at work for parent/teacher conferences and a teacher in-service day on Friday. But apparently I didn't recover well enough, because I got sick this week. All week, I have been...well not sick, but not feeling up to my usual self. At first I thought I may be coming down with a cold or the flu, but it never really got that bad. Just enough to make me feel yucky. I'm feeling better, but I still have the sinus issues that are complicating my breathing through the nose. (I'm trying to say this without too much unwanted details! haha)

So, all that to say, its been another busy week! I'm ready for things to slow down! Work just isn't going to cooperate though. I'm really thinking that the time is getting close for me to hang up the teaching business. My goal is to get through next year and see what life brings to me.

I won a ribbon! It was a People's Choice ribbon. No cash, but its nice to get recognition. One of these days, I hope to win a ribbon that gets money with it!
I stayed with my cousin, who lives near the area. She went to the reception with me and my husband. It was really wonderful to get to spend time with Kay. She is a very special part of my childhood (and adult) memories.
Linda Wesner is shown here during her presentation of her colored pencil workshop.
She does beautiful landscape drawings.

Here is my landscape drawing that I started at the workshop.
It is unfinished, but I will go back and finish it.
I don't do alot of landscapes, but I did enjoy this and we learned alot about taking our own photos for drawing ideas. I took some photos on the way to the workshop on the 2nd morning, that I'm looking forward to doing something with in the future! Even though I am not a morning person, I loved the light that time of the day. And to always keep the camera handy!
Hope you have a beautiful day!


  1. Congratulations on winning peoples choice ribbon
    Well deserved Beth. The Cafe has to be my favourite. I am so happy for you.
    I hope you are feeling better soon.
    Lovely photo of you and your cousin.

    Thank you for sharing your good times.

  2. Congratulations Beth, I'm really enjoying your houses and the paintings (especially the cafe), and by now I hope you're feeling much perkier!

  3. Thank you Dors!

    Thank you Robin!

    I'm feeling much better now.

  4. Congratulations on your People's Choice Award/Ribbon....I think those are the best awards of all!!

  5. Congrats, Beth! Well deserved. You are already a winner.

    Thanks for your gift of friendship. Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Oh thanks Fannie! Happy thanksgiving to you too!


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