Thursday, 15 April 2010

Getting Ahead

  "Getting Ahead"
Original Watercolour by Jean Haines

This week has been amazing. I thought I would be able to catch up on my emails and administration from having spent all last week hosting my Watercolours With Life workshops here in U.K. However I seem to be inundated with wonderful requests for workshops abroad and exciting demonstration opportunities in U.K. 
At the moment I am very well aware I need to focus on a collection of cockerels that are going to be raising  funds for a very special charity that is dear to my heart which will help some  incredible children. So this is why at the moment you see my facebook and blog absolutely covered with washes and paintings of some of my favourite subjects. In the background in my studio there are also racing scenes flying around, a few dog paintings and some childrens portraits which I have yet to share.

If I took all the time I needed to describe my day I could wear myself out yet alone anyone reading my posts!  I am not  quite sure how I am juggling so much, a visit to  the castle yesterday, a trip to the gallery two days running for work for exhibitions, framing decisions  and writing. I also am quietly and calmly preparing for a move back into a cottage that we have spent the last twelve months renovating. It looks so beautiful and I know next years art events there are going to be so amazing. Professional landscape or floral artists  will love it as a place to host workshops and artists of all levels will eventually find it a peaceful haven.

On that note I have some very exciting projects coming up and this morning I was approached regarding the possibility of an "Invitation Only" Watercolour Inspirational Centre Online by a professional organisation. This would involve monthly workshops with regular simple challenges to inspire and motivate. In all honesty I don't think I can take one more thing on but I know everyone who follows my style by workshops or online would love a place to share together paintings they have created where feedback from others inspires at every turn.. I will think about it!

Watch this space!


1 comment:

Helen said...

Fascinating idea!! And I love this cockerel...slow down ...just a little!