Good Grief, it's been forever since I've taken the time to come here and update what's been happening. Things have made a change in my world. My job has ended after nine years. The owner had the business up for sale for four years but in this economy no one came up with the money that it would take to purchase the business and a franchise. So he decided to close and at the age of seventy five I can understand that. But in the mean time that has left me job hunting, no fun.
But since I couldn't find a job in the area where I want to stay I decided to make one. So I'm trying to get classes going at the local Craft Guild of St. Mary's County near by. Of course that's not very easy to do in the summer months when everyone has summer time plans. But that's ok I'm setting up some painted items to sell in the shop. Hopefully people will have some interest in the classes in the fall once the weather cools down and the kids are back in school.
Anyway I'll tell you a little about the shop....It's a nice size shop with a lot of varied artist's / crafter's everything from hand made quilts , wood crafts, beautiful jewelry, watercolor artist, fabric crafts and the list goes on and on. Each month a member or artist in the community is featured as an Artist of the Month this month the artist is Pat Troiani. Pat is a watercolor artist who has some beautiful pieces for sale in the shop. If that weren't enough Pat also makes jewelry, very pretty pieces with sea glass and beads.
I have just started to get my space set up and for right now I'm doing small signs with cute saying mostly related to the summer season. With time I'm going to be painting table runners and cookbooks that will be personalized with whatever anyone would like on the front cover.
And the ornaments, can't forget the ornaments, tons of them. So you know what I'll be doing, painting and more painting. But it's what I know and they say stick with what you know and do what you love and you can't go wrong.
Now if your traveling this summer and find yourself in Southern Maryland look on your map for the small town of Leonardtown and drop by and check out the Craft Guild.
Have a Happy and Safe July 4th weekend and until next time Happy Painting.