Thursday, September 22, 2011


OK, OK, everybody just calm down.

Actually this first workshop started out as one planned and organized by Shreveport artist Robin Clauson, for her current students, where I would teach as a guest artist. Which is why I didn't really advertise it in any big way. A few weeks ago we decided we would have it here in my studio ... fun! If this one goes well (which I feel sure it will!) we will put together some more which will be open to anyone, and then I will be sure to let all my blog readers and everyone on the email list from my website know all the details!

On a side note, lately I've not been cruising the art blogs as much as I usually do, and I just found out that at the beginning of this month Carol Marine’s house and studio near Austin burned down due to an out-of-control forest fire! Wow, I can’t even imagine what that must feel like. Everyone in her family was safe, but still, to lose all your home stuff and work stuff in one fell swoop ... It’s pretty uplifting to read on her blog how family, friends, students and blog followers rallied around them, giving emotional and financial support, and now -- talk about making lemononade out of lemons-- this weekend they’re moving to beautiful Eugene, Oregon, where, for some time I gather, they have been wanting to move to live and work.

You go, Carol!


Virginia Floyd said...

Love those faces! You take the best photos!

Karen M Schmidt said...

Thanks, Virginia, it's hard to go wrong with such photogenic hounds ... it doesn't hurt that they love the spotlight, too.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I would SO love to attend one of your workshops - and meet the dogs! Good luck, and have FUN!