Thursday, August 23, 2012

PPF and a cause...

By day I am an Optician... by night I am secretly a caped crusader, I mean a random painter!  Really by early morn.  I am not a night person.  So I create between 5:30 am and 8:30 if I haven't gone on a morning bike ride or put in a walk/ run session.  I really don't have a lot of free time to be in my artroom creating.  I wish I was more disciplined but it is what it is.  When I get home from work it is about 7:30 pm and I have absolutely NO creative juices flowing.  On a day off I am usually found running around like a chicken with my head cut off and if I could ever get it all together I may, just may, get better.  That is why I keep plugging away at it!  If we weren't saving to take our annual Key West trip I would so be signing up for:
Flora Bowley's online class  -OMG- brave intuitive you!!!
or hopping on a plane to England for Lisa Wright's one day class at Highgate House, Creaton on Oct. 20th  http://thewrightbrainstuff.blogspot.co.uk/p/playing-with-your-inner-artist-one-day.html

or... the list goes on!!!!  If you have the means, do it!  Life is short, shorter than you may think!

I am currently doing a few little paintings to sell between $7.50 and $10 - all proceeds going to the organization Optometry Giving Sight.  Some wonderful people go to third world countries and give eye exams & glasses to individuals that would not have otherwise!  They have built labs to make glasses, trained opticians and provided vision for thousands!!!!  Let me know if  you see one you like over the next few weeks or if you can share a post that may bring in a donation - please let me know!

Today is the start of Angel Eyes!!!  No. 1, we are the world!


She is obviously a result of my class with Natasha May, a somewhat Cotton Candy Girl.  I just had to do the glasses!!!
Thank you to Kristin and Eva for hosting our Friday get together PPF - a place to see, be inspired, and encourage others!!!
cheers, dana
make art, make friends - share art, share souls

all works copyright dana strickland/sinderella's studio 2012


19 comments:

Deb Crecelius said...

Where are your paintings being sold?
From your blog? Etsy?
Let me know.

Jez said...

How lovely to see a painting of a pretty lady with glasses! You sound such a wonderful person with your thoughts of creating better sight for others.

When are we going to see that finished painting of Rodney? Thanks for your encouraging comments on my Rodney post. Jez xx

NatashaMay said...

Oh my gosh, she is adorable!! And I see no cotton candy in her, she is all yours. Gorgeous! :)

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

okay ladies thank you - I will have the paintings on display where I work. So will be posting once I have them up and out there. I have an etsy that I have never used... maybe it's time!

Terrie Purkey said...

I just found your blog as a result of the nice comment you left on mine - you do great work - love your dragonfly and butterfly from earlier and today's girlie is just delightful - hope your efforts are really successful.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Beautiful painting!
And for such a wonderful cause!!
Lovely!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Netty said...

Smashing painting for a great cause. Happy PPF, Annette x

WrightStuff said...

You will be there in spirit my friend! (Thanks for the plug by the way!! One place sold, 11 to go!)

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Good for you for making space in your day and showing up in the studio. I love your cause and your painting. Happy PPF

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderful creation for an excellent cause ~ very unique ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

What a great cause. Cute painting. thanks for your comment on my blog.

Lynn Cohen said...

Cute angel eyes! Love her frames!
HPPF!

Natasha said...

She looks gorgeous, good luck on your fundraising efforts.

carlarey said...

What a great cause! Please let us help by buying one of your paintings!

bohemiannie! art said...

Beautiful painting for a beautiful cause. Bravo.

soulbrush said...

Yes I definitely want to contribute and have one of your pieces of art. Let me know where I can see them when they are up.I am also going to link you to my blog so I can visit you more often. Happy PPF.

kat said...

Very lovely, thanks for sharing her with us! Xx

madebynini said...

What a great thing you are doing! I hope your paintings will sell fast.

And thank you for stopping by.

*wave*

nini

Karen Smithey said...

She's wonderful! The glasses are just the perfect touch--

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