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Thursday, May 5, 2011

A Heart of Thanks!

















I'm so thankful for the wonderful home I have. All though it's definitly a big work in progress (being a bank repo.and all) it has plenty of space for me to utilize for my art and my business. I just recently cleaned up the pool house ( which I was un-able to rent out, for some reason?) and turned it into my classroom where I just had my first rose painting class. I loved it ! it is the perfect size to fit 12 women. It's always amazing to me how good things fall into place. The first 12 women that came  were so sweet and eager to learn. Their projects turned out better than I exspected being I loaded them down with lots of things to think about. Here are a few photos from that day. Bravo Ladies!!! XO, Christie






















24 comments:

  1. It truly is amazing "how good things always fall into place"! I so happy your rose painting class turned out so well. Of course having an awesome teacher like YOU added greatly to the end result!

    Take care, Sue

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  2. God directs our every step if we allow him to do so! That pool house of yours was meant to service you in a different way...what a blessing it turned out to be.

    Love to you Oh Talented One!

    xoRebecca
    PS: If I send you a swatch of fabric can you direct me to one of your prints that will fit best in my home? I'm sooo afraid I'll buy one that isn't the right color and I need HELP! :)

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  3. So cool! From what I see the ladies did such an incredible job.....if you ever make Thank You cards with the "Bless our home" painting I would like to purchase some. Whenever I send an order I like to add a pretty card. Ciao your SIL

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  4. What fun! I would love to take a class from you! The signs are gorgeous!
    Michelle

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  5. Everyone's paintings are so pretty - you must be a wonderful teacher. So happy the class went well, wished I lived nearby - I love taking painting classes.
    Brenda

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  6. I am impressed with everyone's paintings! You obviously were meant to teach...and to teach in your pool house. As Rebecca said, God does direct us. He needs to direct me to one of your classes! Take care, Connie

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  7. Ohhh that looks like so much fun Christie!! What a darling little studio space too~ you must be a fantastic teacher - their art is gorgeous! Hugs, Courtney

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  8. I liked getting a glimpse of the classroom. Looks like you had a bunch of budding artists and they were getting some great results!

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  9. ✿◕ ‿ ◕✿Bravo Ladies and bravo Christie !!!And I also love very much your new painting with the cute birds. You are so talented!!! Bless your home.✿◕ ‿ ◕✿

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  10. Christie, you must be a great teacher, those signs look pretty good. God does direct our steps and it is pretty amazing when you think about it. Have a great day, love the "Bless Our Home" sign.

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  11. WOW! WEll, you KNOW that pool house was supposed to be your studio, right?;>) I think those budding artists did such a good job because they had a GREAT teacher! xxoo Diana

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  12. It loooks like so much fun. Would love to be able to paint/draw.

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  13. Christie,
    Wow! Those ladies did an incredible job on their signs! But how could they not with YOU being their teacher? ;). Now I am even more excited about coming to the next the class!
    Funny how God works, he knew you needed the pool house for your classroom studio so of course no one would rent it. ;).
    Blessings,
    Missy

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  14. I looked at all the pics of your class..students did well..oh how I want to take a class with you...sigh! Sally

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  15. Oh Christie, this would be a huge dream come true for me...to be able to take a class or two with the one and only...best rose painter in the US of A! I'm just on the other side in Illinois. Too bad for me.

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  16. It was a very successful class every one of us who could be Christies first students.
    The ladies the weather and the pool house classroom was fabolous!
    Time went by very fast.I couldn't finish my painting but I learned a lot from Christie.
    I'm so glad I had this opportunity.
    I'll definitely take more classes in the future to learn more from Christie,who #1 rose painter and a very special girl in and out.
    Thanks Cristie Love :Judit

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  17. Beautiful! In my 20's i took a painting class and loved it! Wish i could find one again. So much fun getting together with a bunch of women to do art!

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  18. Oh that's wonderful! Do you come to France once??

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  19. Hi Christie, looks like you have some very talented students... the sign looks beautiful. Happy Mothers Day!!!
    Blessings~~~ Daphne

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  20. Wow! I've admired your incredible work for a long time. Great job! The ladies in the class look like they accomplished their goals to learn to paint roses. Will you be offering more classes in the future?

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  21. Ohhh I want to take a class sooooo bad !!
    Do you think you will be doing more and if so where do you list them for sign ups ?
    They all look like they did a beautiful job ~

    xoxo
    Lori

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  22. Christie, what beautiful work your students are doing! I wish I lived closer. I've always wanted to learn to do roses! Love your painting! Have a lovely weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  23. Dearest Christie,

    I'm impressed too! Wish it was on our coast and not the West coast so I could attend too.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Mariette

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  24. helo my name is Janice. How did you learn to paint roses..I really want to learn..my blog is at spoonwither.blogspot.com
    have a nice day thanks..

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