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Nope. It's not my birthday. It's not even Christmas. Not sure why I love October, but I just do! The weather is PERFECT! And the holidays are just around the corner. It's the best month of the year!
For the past couple of years, I've been completely obsessed with listening to podcasts. I listen each morning while getting ready for the day, and then during the day while I'm painting or walking the dog or driving in the car, and finally when I'm getting ready for bed and attempting to fall asleep.
Several friends have asked me to recommend my selections to them, so I thought why not recommend them to all of you who don't know what you are missing.
1. My favorite is Happier with Gretchen Rubin. She discusses good habits, human nature and tips to happiness with her sister Elizabeth Craft. I've listened to every one of these episodes several times and anxiously await each new episode published each Wednesday morning.
BY THE BOOK
2. Quickly becoming my second favorite podcast is By the Book. Jolenta Greenberg and her friend Kristen Meinzer read and live by the rules of a self-help book each episode to figure out which ones might actually be life changing. Surprisingly every episode has been entertaining and informative, even the one of "How to Write an Ebook in less than 7-14 Days." I didn't have high expectations for this one, but it gave me the idea to publish my painting notes in an ebook, hopefully to be published early 2018. ** Be warned: Their language is a bit salty.
THE LAPTOP LIFESTYLE
3. The Laptop Lifestyle is for entrepreneurs, millennials on the go, and adventure seekers with big dreams. It was created by 3. Nashville's own Alexis Teichmiller, with the intention to educate, inspire, and challenge you to live the life you've always wanted. A life where you set your own hours and earn a living online.
It also helps me to better understand millennials. And I've made friends with several beautiful and creative millennials who invite me to meet with their artists group.
4. The Simple Sophisticate is the podcast that goes with the blog Simply Luxurious Life by Shannon Ables. She is a Francophile and believer in Quality over Quantity, a preference she learned while visiting France. I especially love her episodes dedicated to French Living, but all of them are informative and inspiring.
RONALD D. MOORE'S "OUTLANDER"
5. I don't have cable and can't see the new episodes of Outlander on Starz, but I can read the Diana Gabaldon books and listen to Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore's discussion of each week's episode on his podcast. He is usually joined by another crew member such as his wife who designs the costumes or someone from the prosthetics department or author Diana Gabaldon herself.
AND SO MANY OTHERS !!
There are others I love, but not sure they are for everyone.
If you love history, you may want to try Stuff you Missed in History Class.
If you are a wordsmith, you may enjoy Lexicon Valley.
If you are a lover of Masterpiece Theatre on PBS, let me recommend Masterpiece Studio.
And there are so many wonderful others!! If you want to learn a new language, catch up on the Real Housewives, get new recipes, and more!
I can't live without Podcasts and hope you give one or two a listen.
PS. Please forward this newsletter to a friend and share the fun!
* Monthly Calendar: A few of these dates and locations were tentative at time of newsletter publication.
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Join us for Painting with Susan and attend painting classes offered in acrylics at our Winchester location in Spring Hill. Learn a new skill, have some fun, make new friends, and create a colorful legacy!
Beginners are welcomed. No need to have any painting experience. I want to help every student discover his or her inner artist and learn to enjoy the process of painting
Whether you choose a one-time class or the on-going weekly lessons, I'll guide you through the steps to create a painting you'll be proud of. Anyone can paint. All it takes is a knowledgeable teacher with a heart for students and a little practice. You'll get both in any of my classes.
Painting classes are offered in the lower level of the Winchester Building located at 563 Maury Hill Street behind Spring Hill Elementary in Evan's Park. Please call 615-668-8263 to register or for additional information.
1. CREATIVE SPIRITS CLASS in ACRYLICS OR WATER-SOLUBLE OILS
Creative Spirits on-going classes meet from 10am to 11:30 on Wednesday mornings and cover a new topic every month. In October we’re painting Still Life from life, so each student will need to bring a few items from home to use in their own still life. The first class of the new session will be on October 4 and we will meet October 4, 12, 18, and 25. Please note: The Winchester Facility is not available on October 11, so we will join the Thursday class on that day only. The Thursday section of Creative Spirits, however, is full and not accepting new students at the moment.
In Creative Spirits class, Students bring their own supplies, and a list is provided of items you'll need. Class fee is $99 per one month session (4 classes) and you can take as many or as few sessions as you like. And plan to join us for lunch! Most weeks we either go out to a local restaurant or plan a pot luck meal at the studio.
You have FUN AND CREATIVE FRIENDS you haven't even met yet!!
**If you are interested in an evening class of Creative Spirits, please contact me. I welcome the opportunity to start one!
2. PAINT-ALONG "MAKE & TAKE" CLASSES
The Paint-along Classes are perfect for the novice and advanced student alike! It's a 1.5-2.5 hour class where we paint step by step through the painting process to create a beautiful painting you'll be proud to display or to share. There is no room for nerves or judgements, Painting with Susan Paint-along classes are safe zones for creatives to have fun, make new friends and to learn a new skill. Join us!
Please note: Students find it helpful to bring their phones or iPads to photograph the reference painting or pull it up on Facebook. Class size is limited so students have a better view of the reference painting and will get more individualized attention.
October 16 6:30pm "Autumn Afternoon" $35, with all supplies included 9 x 12 canvas
October 23 6:30pm "Pansies" $35, with all supplies included 9 x 12 canvas
**Private Paint-Along Parties may be scheduled at your location with a minimum of 12 students. Great for Church Groups, Book Clubs, Reunions, Team Building for the office. All supplies and instruction are included for $50 per student for 12 x 16 canvas painting. Please call 615-668-8263 for more information.
3. PRIVATE PAINTING LESSONS
Never painted before? Not sure which class is best for you? Want more individualized instruction? Scheduling a private lesson may be the choice for you.
Private lessons are taught in Spring Hill at the Winchester Studio. Students bring their own supplies and reference photo. You'll enjoy personal assessment of your work and specific instruction for improvement. Private Lesson fee is $100 for 2-hour lesson and may be shared with one other person as long as you both are painting the same reference material. For three or more students, fee is $50 each.
Call 615-668-8263 to schedule your private painting lesson.
4. MINI-MONET PAINTING CLASSES FOR KIDS, ages 7-12
Mini-Monet Painting Classes for Kids is an on-going painting class that meets on Thursday afternoons at 5pm. The Mini-Monet class will teach the basics to painting in Acrylics with a new topic covered each month. Students will bring their own supplies for this one hour class each week. A supplies list will be available to those who register and supplies can be purchased at Wal-Mart, Hobby Lobby, or Michael's.
Class fee is $80/month (4 lessons). No prior experience is necessary, just a love of art and color and fun. Call 615-668-8263 to reserve an easel for your child.
For Kids of ALL ages, Kids & Kids at Heart Open Studio classes will be offered at the Winchester Community Room of Spring Hill Parks. Though designed for children ages 5 to 12, this class often attracts adults who would like to paint with us and you are welcome. The class is offered for $20 per student with all supplies included. Registration is required and payment is due at registration to ensure an easel and supplies for you or your child. Supplies include a pre-sketched canvas and acrylic paints that wash up easily with water. Please call 615-668-8263 to register or for additional information.
**May be used as a fundraising opportunity for your child's school, ball team, youth group, or scout group. Please call 615-668-8263 for more information.
WINCHESTER COMMUNITY ROOM, SPRING HILL
October 16 "Autumn Potpourri" 5pm $20, with all supplies and instruction included 8 x 10 stretched canvas
October 23 "Witch’s Pet" 5pm $20, with all supplies and instruction included 8 x 10 stretched canvas
"Autumn Sunflower" Paint-Along Class at The Athenaeum, Columbia, TN
On October 29 at 2pm we'll gather in the south parlor of the Athenaeum Rectory at 800 Athenaeum Street in downtown Columbia, TN, to paint "Autumn Sunflower." Class fee of $50 includes supplies, 12 x 16 pre-sketched canvas, and instruction. Added Bonus: Debbie Brasfield, president of the Athenaeum board of directors will join us and give a personal tour of the historic home.
A portion of the proceeds benefit the Athenaeum Rectory, a member of the APTA Historic Homes.
Call 615-668-8263 to reserve your easel. And hurry, space is limited at this beautiful, historic location.
1. PUMPKINFEST PUMPKIN PATCH and PAINT-ALONG, OCTOBER 14
Join us October 14 at the Barn at Rippavilla for the 2nd Annual Pumpkinfest Pumpkin Patch and Paint-along. Starting at 10:30am you’ll be offered a walk through our pumpkin patch to select a pumpkin to use for reference and inspiration for a Paint-Along with Susan class OR you may choose to paint a face on your pumpkin. Either way you get to take home your pumpkin and possibly a painting.
The class is $5 per student and everyone must register through Spring Hill Parks and Rec. Call Ms. Sonja or Ms. Krystal at 931-487-0027 to reserve your space. The Barn at Rippavilla is located at the back of the property. This is not the barn behind the mansion. After you turn in the Rippavilla property, pass the mansion and turn left on Joe Waller Lane and keep going.
And just to get in the mood, there will be a free showing of "Cinderella" the night before at 7:30pm.
2. VINES AND VINTAGE- WINE TASTING and VINTAGE CAR SHOW at RIPPAVILLA, OCTOBER 28
Vines and Vintage is one of only six state-sanctioned wine festivals in Tennessee. Join us for our annual event with wine, music, antiques, and artisans on the lawn of the mansion at 5700 Main St, Spring Hill, Tennessee, from 11am to 5pm.
If you find yourself near Hermitage, Tennessee, out I-40 east of Nashville, stop in to the gift shop at The Hermitage, Home of Andrew Jackson. A group of paintings are on display through the end of October. Not only will you see one of my paintings, but one by Roger Dale Brown, Anne Blair Brown, Tiffany Foss, Pam Padgett, Dennis Harris, Haden Pickel, Carol DeMumbrum, and others.
4. CHESTNUT GROUP ART SHOW AT RADNOR LAKE, NASHVILLE, TN
Make your plans to visit Radnor Lake in the fall with the added bonus of an art exhibit and sale by The Chestnut Group. The Patron's Party is scheduled for November 2 from 5:30 to 8:30. The Art Exhibit will be open to the public all day on November 3-5.
5. ART EXHIBIT AT ST. GEORGE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL, COLLIERVILLE, TN
I'm very excited to just learn I've been invited to exhibit at the 2017 Art Show at the St. George Independent School November 9-11, 2017. The school is located at 1880 Wolf River Blvd., Collierville, Tennessee, 38017.
6. BRENTWOOD ACADEMY “WINTERIM” 2018
Thank you to Debbie Dunn who has invited me to teach again for the Brentwood Academy Winterim 2018 scheduled for January 3-5, 2018. We plan to meet on our first day at Rippavilla Plantation in Spring Hill to tour the historic home and take photos that we will use for reference when painting on the following days at the Art Attic Studio in Franklin.
We will learn to paint the same reference photo in two different styles, one from the tonalist perspective and one from the colorist. Registration is for students at Brentwood Academy only. Please see Mrs. Dunn for more information.
7. CHESTNUT GROUP ART SHOW AT WARNER PARKS, NASHVILLE, TN
It’s a little early to share the details, but please mark your calendar for the upcoming Chestnut Group Show at Warner Park, April 19-22, 2018.
SHOPS AND GALLERIES
While on your autumn adventures, please stop by the shops and galleries that sell my work and tell them I sent you....
Quincy Avenue Arts, Seaside, Florida
Bowery Art Gallery, Apalachicola, Florida
Rippavilla Plantation, Spring Hill, Tennessee
Loblolly, Columbia, Tennessee
And always on the hunt for more!! Recommendations welcomed!!
Photos of precious smiles I got to see while painting in the September Classes, Workshops, and Private Lessons.
These paintings and many, many more are for sale through Daily Paintworks. If you are local and purchase a painting, please let me know so I can adjust the shipping fee. To see the paintings for sale, click here.
Class sizes are limited, so we ask you give us 48 hours notice if you need to cancel. Cancellations should be made by phone or text, 615-668-8263. This provides us the opportunity to fill the space. No refunds are available, however class fees for reservations canceled at least 48 hours in advance may be credited to another class.
For inclement weather, announcements on canceled classes will be posted on Facebook. If in doubt, please call us before traveling in bad weather. Canceled classes will be rescheduled.
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