Monday, December 29, 2008
I hope everyone had a great Christmas and didn't indulge too much or maybe just enough. I know I indulged too much and had plans of going to the gym this morning before coming into the store. Notice I said had plans not went to the gym. It was just too darn cosy in bed.
My New Years resolution is too make more of an effort to get to the gym in the morning. There I've put it in writing for all to see and to make me accountable, so feel free to ask me if I was at the gym that day.
So right now at the store everything Christmas is 40% off (stamps, paper, embellishments, wood items etc.)
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
I want to wish everyone a safe and happy Holiday Season and see you next year.
Monday, December 15, 2008
It was great to see everyone on the weekend and I had a wonderful time. By the end of the day yesterday I was zonked, went to bed at 9 and slept 12 hours. The teachers and I went out for a lovely breakfast yesterday at Wild Wood here in Stittsville. If you haven't been I would recommend it. We did a gift exchange also, everyone had to give something handmade. I am so lucky to have such talent people on board. I actually think that I have next years Christmas Party Project already thanks to Odette.
Have a great Rainy Day
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Well the In-Laws are home safe and sound from Italy, well at least safe not sure about the sound. Yesterday morning around 2am my mother-in-law fell in the bathroom and cracked her head open resulting in getting three stitches. At least it didn't happen during her trip, the poor thing. They had a great trip, drank lots of wine, went to a cooking class in Tuscany and did lots of walking. I am sure they will sleep for a week.
We still have a couple of spots left for the Christmas Open House, check out the website under Mini Workshops.
Have a great day.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
So last night I learnt that I really should only offer two ornaments at a time for a mini workshop. All the ladies were really great and patient but unfortunately as easy as the ornaments always look they are fiddly. But I am sure I will not learn because usually the ornaments are grouped in threes that I always pick. I plan to continue doing ornament classes monthly, and card making workshops.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Now to figure out what to do for the Christmas Open House on December 13th.
If you haven't stuck your head out the door for a few rays of sunshine, get out there while the getting is good.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
I am working on a Maxine Thomas piece to slip into the schedule at the end of November, probably on a Sunday. It is a oval piece on legs with a picture of a basket with a couple of ornaments in it, a snowman and a candle. It would be a great piece to put on the mantel. I can't tell you the last time I did a Maxine Thomas piece, so I am really enjoying.
Odette and I have been kicking around ideas for the Christmas open house, that's were the registration is on the house you just pay the supply cost.
There's the front door, have to go take care of the customers.
Till next time, enjoy this great weather we are having.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
So as I said in my last post Sharon and I went to Maureen McNaughton's Studio in Belwood. We had a great time, shopped all the way up there then shopped some more at her Studio. So I am all fired up to teach stroke work in the store, so get ready girls.
Here's a picture of Maureen and I (not my best, but Maureen is looking fabulous) and one of the studio.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
All the projects are in the store and things are filling up fast. We have a great selection for the painter and the scrapbooker. Wendy is teaching some very unique books, a clear album and an album that is made up of old 45's. What great christmas gifts these would make for someone in your family.
I am also going to be doing a crop night on October 10th. For the scrapbookers in the area when you go to the website www.thepaintedpony.com if you click on workshops and mini-workshops you will find the scrapbooking and card making projects.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Today I have been busy painting Christmas ornaments for the schedule, which will be online Thursday evening. Friday all the projects will be in the store for you to see and register.
To celebrate 20 years, we will be having refreshments, free make n' takes, and a store wide sale on Friday and Saturday.
See you this weekend.
Friday, August 29, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Back to work now.
For any of you who were in my class on Saturday, my tailbone was feeling much better yesterday, thank you for putting up with my moaning and groaning. Thank God it was better because I spent the day going up and down a chair painting my daughters bedroom yesterday. Ralph Lauren Derby Red, if I never use that colour again it will be fine with me. I have to say the room is going to look great except for the fact that we used the wrong product to fill the holes and it didn't sand very well, so as my daughter says it looks like globs of gum stuck on the wall. I told her to put it on thin and spread it out, but I am sure as you know that teenagers know everything. Oh well I am sure a few strategically place picture frames will do the trick.
We received the new Cuttlebug dies in the store the other day and they are flying out the door. So email me if you would like any held. The fall schedule is shaping up quite nicely, something in it for everyone, whether you are a painter or scrapbooker.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
The store is busy today with Lydia teaching one of Tracy Moreau's designs Orchids for Jane, everyone is doing a beautiful job. Don't forget to check out www.thepaintedpony.com for the projects that Tracy will be teaching when she comes in September.
Here is a little sneak peek at one of Lydia's original designs that she will be teaching in the Fall.
Also congratulations to Lydia, one of her designs was chosen for the Society of Decorative Painters 2009 convention in Peoria, Illinois.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
A little background information on myself and what I do. I own a store The Painted Pony in the beautiful Ottawa Valley in Ontario Canada. This month the store turns 20 years old, though I have only owned it since May 2006. It was one of the best things I have done besides getting married and having a beautiful daughter. I am an Army Brat, travelling when I was a kid between Canada and Germany.
I do believe that artistic people are very special. I have been blessed to have such great customers that I consider many of them to be friends also.
Well back to work and brainstorming for the Fall Schedule of classes.