PAINT NITE DATES

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June 6 5:30 pm Kouri's in Germantown
June 21   Private Party
July 19 5:30 pm Kouri's in Germantown

If you would like to request a Paint Nite Party with your group,  e-mail me  or call:

Other classes

 

I love colors. I love putting colors on paper, on fabric, on cement! We live in a world of color so leaving something white just seems to me like something Not Finished.... a blank canvas waiting for someone to create colorful things on it. I feel that colors are in our lives for a reason... so I like to use them... and share them.

I have loved art of MANY types since I was a child making posters for the church rummage sales and battle of the bands. I would help paint clowns on large plywood boards for beanbag toss, and in high school I got to assist the art teacher (loved that)....I took pottery in college.... spent time drawing, painting, even dabbled in Art Therapy for a while... sign making, business card design, made jewelry, stained glass, many many areas where color is found.

I used to think I was not a very good painter because my paintings didn't look very realistic... or sometimes even child-like. But after an art teacher looked at a couple she said my style is more abstract or Impressionism than realism. Yes, it takes All Kinds to make up the art world, so don't despair if yours doesn't look like you think (or someone else thinks) it "Should"... There is NO SHOULD in art.  It is.... what it is. And all art is important.

Remember this: 

If you never TRY to take great opportunities,

or ALLOW your dreams to become realities,

you will never unleash your true potential.

 

And the world will never benefit

from what you could have achieved.

-Author Unknown

So GO FOR IT!  TRY SOMETHING NEW! I keep another saying over my desk:

CREATE SOMETHING TODAY, EVEN IF IT SUCKS.

My name is Ruth, and I hope you will travel some of these journeys with me. You never know what you can do until you try!

And by all means don't judge by someone else's opinion of your art,

it's YOUR art, if YOU like it, call it Good!

Some events I have offered:

- painting nights at local restaurants

- fabric painting in quilt shops, colleges and parks

- leaf painting (church groups, park parties...)

- tangle art (Ask Me!)