Friday, October 4, 2019

Week 15 of the 48 Weeks Donna Downey Journaling Workshop ~She Created A Life.~

Hello again as fall is here one can hardly tell when today it was 96 degrees and JUST plain HOT. Not very fall like at all. I was working over at the kitchen today I was thinking about all the cold days we have and how much that extreme cold is so painful to me. My fingers and toes just can't take it, I make HOT HAND sandwiches for my toes and fingers at the markets. Wear layer after layer and still I am COLD. Today however that cold was miles away and I was asking myself is it really this HOT and yet I LOVE the heat...but it just seems without the moisture that we normally have (we are in a mild drought) it just seems so much more hotter and more like a baking feeling. Yet I do believe that the heat is probably much more easily tolerated than the cold is, with heat ya sweat and that cools ya off a wee bit.....anywhoooo to the painting. THIS WEEKEND IS THE Newport News FALL FESTIVAL at the Newport News Park.  My pickles made the post. SO we have been super mega busy....Now I have been back in my studio it has been much easier to create, but since it is on our third floor of our is harder as it is not as convenient to just run out on the porch and slap a coat of paint on. So in between something whatever it is I am doing or we are doing, from goats, to chickens, to pickles, to cheese, to just life (you know mom stuff) I run back over to the house run to the third floor and slap a coat of paint on. I quite enjoyed this painting....I guess more my style as I love painting faces and watercolors. If you would like to learn more about this class go to Donna Downey 48 Weeks Online Workshop
 My journal is a large Moleskin 16 1/2" x 12" which is why I use the shoes in the pic to show how large it is. It has become my most favorite surface, it is strong and large enough to paint and draw on easily. It is amnestying A3 size if you would like to get a journal like this. The A3 Size Moleskin Journal
In the class Donna tells you how to paint and uses Kate Thompsons techniques in this one, I have several classes with Kate at Art and Soul Retreats and have greatly enjoyed them thoroughly. So far I have pretty much been lucky enough to have most of the supplies, I don't know if that is a good thing or a bad thing.....when my girls lived here they would help me organize my supplies. Bruce now helps me with it and will even come look for them if I can't find what I am looking for. 

 She created a life. Yes I did!!! I found so many wonderful quotes on this a life 
                         The wings are so shiny with Stickles and of course such a great color.
she turned out so nice and like I said a joy to paint

                   I don't know if the pics can show it is but it has such nice texture and details
I really like this part, you can see the light and the power of the star, as it fades into the sometimes not so great times, to this beautiful soul working so hard and following her dreams and despite the days and moments of difficulties SHE remains Strong, Hopeful, and Radiant.
If you would like to check out some of the other weeks you can do so here 

Go to Donna Downey's site if you would like to JOIN

I made candles last night I will be taking them out of the molds today. We go and set up today in Newport News.
Just a day in the Life :o)

Dusty and me Friday on SnapChat 

More pickles YUM! We have all of our products ready Colten boxed soaps last night.

Colten boxing soap last night, behind him are the drying racks. We worked extra extra hard to get ready for this I have had lots of calls asking us if we are going to be there. Colten will be going to Smithfield Farmers Market tomorrow. However keep in mind he will only have one table and mostly eggs, pickles, and some soaps. A very limited selection. That way he doesn't have to drive the trailer with him. He will only have one tent too and will be in our usual spot. 
Come out to Newport News Fall Festival we are going to be located in the Country Store Section space 1 and 2.

Remember to stay POSITIVE, Happy, smiling, and kind. 

Dawn Gallop

Some of the videos from last year at Newport News Fall Festival 

A great place to be this weekend. 

Peace Out 

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