Hey lovely friends!
it's been a busy last two weeks.. getting ready for the reunion and then HAVING the reunion.. but I am happy to say it was a HUGE success! We had 97 people attend the 4 day reunion and it never felt like we had more than 40! More than half of them camped in our backyard in tents and trailers under the big pine trees we have back there and the young moms with babies stayed in the house! It was PERFECT.
Ben did an AWESOME job of providing all sorts of fun activities for everyone to do. Shuffle Board, Ring Game, Horseshoes, Tight Rope (which ben's Nephew brought), Frisbe Golf, Volleyball, Ping Pong, Badminton, Boccie, you name it! He had it set up somewhere on the 6 acres of property! We also had 4 bouncy house water-slides set up.. a size for all age of kids. It truly worked out perfect. Of course we had the boat running the entire time for anyone who wanted to learn to surf, or kneeboard, wakeboard or tube.
We had lots of hammocks set up around the property for people to lounge around in. Friday I even did a 3 hour painting session.. and we had over 30 people join in! Both men, women and children.. and I taught them how to do an easy abstract painting. It truly was a lot of fun!
I even snuck in a mini painting session with a few of the young girls (ages 3-5).. we snuck away to the art studio and I let them just paint on canvas.. and decided to finish this girl up while they painted as well..
She was a painting started by one of my art students from the Art Retreat a couple of weeks ago. She had painted the hair but didn't like the face she had done, so she left it here. I knew it just needed a little TLC.. so I painted a base of cream over the face.. and started again. I added the flowers in her hair and a green background.. and now I am sending it to her as a gift.. hope she likes it!
Now it's over and it's back to real life. It's crazy, but we are now living in the new/old house.. and it feels AMAZING! of course we still only have mattresses, our couches, and a dining table over.. we are still living out of suitcases.. but we weren't able to get all the rooms painted, and tile done in bathrooms or the kitchen before the reunion. so we don't want to move it over until it's done! SO yesterday, we got up and after pulling and shipping orders in the warehouse, we painted the hallways and my office. Today we will finish our bedroom, our bathroom and our walkin closets. So it's coming along! My favorite part of the house? the Laundry room!!
(this is a picture of the old washtub I bought.. it's on wheels and I use it to hold dirty laundry in the laundry room. LOVE IT!)
First off, it's been 9 years, since we had a real laundry room. AND We have had super old washer and dryers forever.. passed down from bens family. WE had to always run the dryer 2 maybe 3 times to get anything dry. I freaked OUT with glee when did my first load of laundry in our new washer and dryer.. It was a HUGE batch of towels.. and It fully dried in one hour!! Before the washer was even complete with it's load?? I seriously was clapping my hands, giddy.. with excitement. You have NO idea how that is going to change the laundry situation at our house.. with 8 people. WAHOO! im in love! Plus we actually NOW have a laundry room! THAT is exciting too!
ANyhow.. so that's a recap of last couple of weeks and whats going on now. Sorry.. boring i am sure. lol. I also wanted to let you know about a few things!
One: I just listed a bunch of new originals in my Etsy shop (the last time I listed them was last Fall) so it's been a long time coming! AND i also listed a few new Canvas PRINTS.. so they are prints of some of my she art girls.. but on 8"x8" canvas! makes awesome gifts!
Here is a peak of just a few of them..
SO make sure to check out the Etsy Shop for those!
We are also gearing up in both the warehouse AND online classes.. to bring in a bunch of new products and a BUNCH of new online classes for fall.. that will include some fun new artist I KNOW you will love (think ChalkArt by Chrissy Gardner and Adorable Girls by Danielle Daniels). So in order to get ready for that.. we are also doing a sale on past online classes..
INCLUDING SHE ART 3...
AND 2012 Artsy Ornaments of Christmas!!..
ANd next week, we will be having A MAJOR sale in the Scarlet Lime Store! I mean MAJOR! Making Room for tons of new products coming out this fall!
So if you are wanting to renew some of your online classes (they are good for a year.. but if you want to extend them for another year).. now is a good time to purchase them! Even if your year isn't up.. it will extend it another year.. after your year is up! AND it's HALF OFF!! that is a GOOD DEAL! OR if you just want to take a course you haven't before.. now is a GREAT TIME!
You find the big CLass WOrkshop Sale HERE.. by following THIS LINK! YOU MUST USE THIS LINK to get the discount. .if you purchase it through my sidebars on the blog you will not get the discount.. so use this link!
Also don't forget to come visit the etsy store! I have listed over 15 originals.. waiting to go to new homes :)..
Come back thursday because I have a special blog post i am doing as part of a blog hop with Jessica Swift, Kelly Rae Roberts and more! About my business and how to jump in head first! Can't wait!
Happy Tuesday and Happy Summer!