Almost March

 Almost March….. thank goodness! I’ve been deep in the depths of “elder care”and then once the storm settled…..I got sick!  Really sick. Sick enough that it scared me. I think I was so worried, stressed and tired with all of it and at the same time trying to run a business that relies solely on my creativity and ability to pull rabbits out of hats…. I just crashed. My immune system was depleted and I had nothing left  BUT Spring is on it’s way and I am building up my reserves again and the word for the year is “Self” care. I don’t want that to ever happen again. It is important to stay strong and vital and grounded. So lots of personal interventions going on in my little world. Meditation is one of them….letting things go.Slowing down. Being present…and all the other stuff 🙂 good eats, rest, exercise etc… we know what to do….it is just a matter of doing it!  Getting out of our own way.

 Today it is snowing and cold. Perfect day to get a blog post done and all the administrative housekeeping that goes with self employment. I have a list as long as Hadrian’s Wall of things that need doing and investigating and pursuing  (always…). I’m also about to start reading “The 1 Page Marketing Plan” by Allan Dib. Part of my goal to read a lot of books about business marketing, creativity, spirituality and philosophy this year. It is so easy to spend time reading bits and pieces on the internet and never really getting to sink one’s teeth into real concepts and philosophies. I used to read “books” all the time and have fallen out of it.Time to reclaim MY time and not give so much to the interweb. Although it’s hard when one’s business relies heavily on social media and online connection.

I have started painting again…here are a couple. Dreaming Fox (sold)

 

Odette ( sold)

Summer Bogo Sale!

BOGO Sale!! My twice annual buy one get one free sale is on for a week! Stock up on Christmas gifts and that special print you have always wanted! 

Lots of new prints in my shop. 


INSTRUCTIONS: Purchase the prints you want and in “notes to seller” write down the print you would like for FREE! 

 Please spread the word:) Bargain hunters will be thrilled. Thanks so much for your support as always! XO

http://www.AliceinParis.etsy.com

February 2018 Art Classes!

Sunday, February 11, Valentine Cottage

February 11, we will be doing a version of this little Valentine Cottage! Would make the perfect gift!! Everyone will do their own thing:) No experience needed.  All supplies and refreshments included! Are you ready to Unleash your inner artist?? ONLY 6 spots of limited earlybird registration available $75  Regular registration fee is $88  For more info on this class and to register, click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/valentine-cottage-painting-workshop-with-shelagh-duffett-february-11-tickets-42003113443

Sunday, February 25  Sea and Sky…..

Sunday, February 25, Sea and Sky… in this class we will be exploring sunsets and skyscapes over the ocean. A peaceful and reflective painting. The image displayed here is just for inspiration only. You will be creating your own seascape…..with guidance from me:)All supplies and refreshments included! ONLY 6 spots of limited earlybird registration available $75  Regular registration fee is $88 For more info on this class, and registration, click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-sky-painting-workshop-with-shelagh-duffett-february-25-tickets-42001616967

Paint Days in a Hidden Cottage

Paint Day in a hidden city cottage….

Join me for a relaxing day of painting, chatting and listening to music with kindred spirits. We will be spending the day in a charming cottage over one hundred years old, tucked in a lovely garden. We will break at noon for soup and a delicious vegetarian meal. Tea and coffee provided also. Byob if you would like wine with your meal.

If you wish, you can take a stroll along the water or through the pretty neighborhood.

We will be painting with acrylic paints on 11 x 14′ birchwood “canvas.” Ready to hang. You can use as much artistic license as you please to make it yours. I will guide you through it step by step:) NO experience needed but if you do have experience and want to join us for a fun day, all the better!

Please bring an apron or wear something an errant drop of paint might enhance. Casual comfortable,crafty clothing encouraged. To see what we will be painting and to register.. click on Sunday November 12  or Saturday November 18  Space limited to 10 people per class.

ALL materials and lunch included!

TESTIMONIALS

” Thank-you Shelagh, I learned so much. You are an excellent, patient teacher and a wonderful artist. “

“Wicked fun class! Thank-you!”

“Just a blast!~ Off to buy paint! Amazing results for the whole class!”

“Great day! I am thrilled with my painting!. The venue was nice and bright and the tunes were inspiring:)”

“Shelagh this was wonderful! The energy was so positive and I am feeling very accomplished. I can’t wait for another!”

“Thank- you so much Shelagh, this was such a fun relaxing and inspiring day away from the regular routine”

“I will definitely like to do another one and would highly reccommend to anyone to do!”

“Loved the whole day! Will definitely come to another workshop. Thanks so much!”

November 12 registration page:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/secret-cottage-paint-day-nov-12-tickets-37496152000

November 18 registration page:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hidden-cottage-paint-day-november-18-tickets-37496343573