Saturday, August 29, 2009

Sharing pics of items I've painted here and there

Since I love to paint ... I paint more than oil paintings - etc. I also do some face painting and will share some photo's of those with you too. Some have made the town newspaper front page . My blog here will be a variety of items shared here of things I have painted - or a basic 'diary' - as I continue to draw/paint and await the grand opening of my store and gallery . I will be placing some freebies ( tubes ) here off and on too- so keep checking back.

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This picture is from the children game area of the Mid Michigan RenFest.

The Mid Michigan Renaissance Festival takes place in the woods behind my house. My parents, George Henry and Jessie Roberta Grainger owned the property for years... upon their passing, the property now belongs to one of my sisters Toni Knoll. Toni and her son ( my nephew, of course ) became partners with Chuck and Wendy Hough and with the help of many other RenFest people, family, friends, neighbors and more , the woods became " The Mid Michigan Renaissance Festival "
It has a successful year last year and is open again this year.
Check below for more information.
Oct 10 - Nov 1.
10 am - 6 pm
Weekends Only
Rain or Shine
Beer and Wine Tent
4 stages
LOTS of Entertainment
King Henry VIII and Anna Von Kleve visit the town of Kleves, a short distance from Frankenmuth Michigan.

If you live in the area - try to make it to the festival this year , there will be games for the kids , a variety of entertainment ... a beer tent.. Vendors selling items... it will be a great time to be had by all. I'd love to see you there... perhaps we could even have coffee together !

Hoping everyone is having a great day!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Sharing something special

I haven't placed anything here yet of my own but I will ! But first, I wanted to share " something special."
Take a look at the below paintings and then be sure to read the description below them. You will understand once you read it why its "something special" to me and now also to you.

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Painting #1 a seascape with mountains and trees. Painting#2 is another seascape and the lighthouse at Point Clark along the Lake Huron shore in Canada.( the oldest working lighthouse, for 150 years ( 2009 ) These are done by a close friend of mine, in Canada
Artist: Jim Hall, originally from Kincardine, Canada, lived all his life along Lake Huron. This is his frist attempt at painting, jim was blinded from a motorcycle accident 15 years ago. He is another form of artist also, he sings and also writes poetry.

Thank you for stopping by...
more to come..