Saturday, November 30, 2019

Catch up: Cyber Sale on Nancy Curry Art and StencilGirl

I really hadn't intended to wait almost another a year before writing, but the year slipped by with a couple of twists and turns that slowed down my well oiled machine.  The year started off great with the debut of my Merry Everything class at Checkered Cottage in February, an online alcohol ink project class for the Alcohol Ink Society Facebook group,  and the acceptance of three classes at Stampaway in May.  Oh, and I completed my second #100dayproject and this year the topic was achieving negative space in acrylic pours.  Yes, a targeted dalliance for sure, but I had great fun doing it on Yupo and other flat surfaces. 

Many of you know that I was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer in May.  That will stop anyone in their tracks, including me.  I am happy to say that my "Bird Brain" series of Citra collages came out of that dark time.  They were highly addictive and very distracting so while I was waiting for news, I had my birds to keep me calm.  I worked on them for about 10 weeks, almost all the way through radiation.  I treasure each one and the story it tells.  I am happy to say they go on sale on my Nancy Curry Art Fbk Page at 7pm tomorrow night, along with much other art. Instructions will be on the album as they were last year.  Prices will be 20% off of $35.00 for originals and $28.00 for prints. 

    Two    of    my   favorites          
In the midst of the summer, my daughter graduated with the highest GPA in her doctoral class.  It was a long journey for us to get there, but the doctors cooperated and let me skip a day of radiation.  Proud mama moment for sure.  She has relocated back here with her significant other and both are gainfully employed here in St. Louis as PTs.  Oh, and both are named Sam.  It's quite something when there heads both turn.  We celebrated by taking her to Australia after my radiation was over.  It was a lovely 12 days down under.  

The fall brought a little renewed vigor although I am still not entirely myself.  I was able to attend a fantastic weekend class at Ephemera Paducah given by Jacqueline Sullivan on Eco Printing.  I'd been wanting to do it for quite sometime.  EP's hospitality is second to none so it was a fantastic weekend all around.  It was nice to see old friends and make new ones as we all watched our botanicals arrive.  I made over 40 pieces that weekend and have sold a few here locally.  There will be some in the sale tomorrow night as well. This month I taught three ornaments classes, a class for my local club and made over 200 ornaments myself. After my last class of the year on Monday night, I can rest, relax and renew throughout the Christmas season.  I am looking forward to it.  

Before I go, here's a little teaser for the biggest sale StencilGirl has all year.  Not only are my stencils on sale, they all are.  There are bonuses along the way for you, too.  Don't forget it.  It starts at midnight tonight. 

I so appreciate those of you who have done so much to boost my spirits throughout the difficulties the last couple of years.  Art heals as do friendships. Merry Everything!!!!!!