Tuesday, October 16, 2012

My Happy List: Happy in the Art Studio

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Welcome to My Happy List, a link party hosted by Mamarazzi @ Dandelion Wishes.  I am hosting for her this month while she takes a break.

I only have one thing to share this week, but it's a biggie.

I am happy in the art studio!!!  :D

This post could've also been subtitled:

Where the heck is Mike Rowe when you really need him?  :/

I have been working diligently organizing and cleaning the studio.  But the one job I really hate is cleaning the threads on the paint tubes.  They get so icky!  Check it out:


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I use Goo Gone to clean the tubes.  I had tons of them to clean!

I also attended a Jamboree at Forstall Art Supply and got lots of freebies!!!  


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Look at all the Gamblin freebies *and* an Alizarin Crimson from Graham paints!



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I really like the idea of using walnut oil as a solvent and medium.  It is nontoxic and better for my asthma and the environment! I bought this started kit.  The paint feels like butter!

What is making you happy this week?  Link-up and share!


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Until next time...

Blessings!
Ricki Jill


14 comments:

  1. Oh I'm in heaven....I could paint in that space no problem. Lucky girl all those freebies!!!

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  2. I like the painting of the pink flowers.

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  3. I so admire you for your painting talent! I think everyone wishes that they could, it looks so relaxing!

    XO,
    Jane

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  4. All that paint looks lovely, and great photos! I wish I had an art studio. I'm contemplating turning a corner of my room into one.

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  5. Ricki Jill, I'm no artist so this is one clean up I don't have! My daughter-in-law and sister are both talented painters and I've been lucky to received paintings from both. This makes me very happy! Your studio is so lovely I can't imagine any job not fun there! Nice freebies.........

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  6. Hi Ricki Jill...good for you for cleaning your art room. I know when my sewing room gets messy I need to take a break, clean up and sort. I am more productive and yes, happier! Love all the freebies. Hope you are having a good week!

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  7. Your art stuido looks nice... cleaning all those tubes of paint would by yucky! LOL have fun with that. *wink*

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  8. Ricki Jill,
    I would be happy if I could paint! Such a pretty studio and I love your work. By the way, good job on the threads of the paint tubes.
    Karen

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  9. Ricki Jill,
    I came back to see your Halloween decorations. Have you posted them yet? Nel is working with these paints now also. I have always wanted to learn to paint, but I'm not sure I would be good at it because I can't draw at all.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  10. I would love to have a studio where I could paint or do other crafts. Yours just looks like a happy place.

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  11. You lucky girl...enjoy your studio time!

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  12. Haha! Where is that Mike Rowe when we need him? Glad you got all cleaned up and those freebies must be so fun!

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I read and appreciate all of your comments :D