Saturday, October 2, 2010

Honor the Gift

(Journal Page)

Kelly Berkey recently did an awesome video on youtube (and also posted on her blog) about the Learning Legacy painting dvd set that she was studying and it inspired me to try it myself!
It's called LEARN AND MASTER PAINTING and it's on sale for even less than I just paid for it!
Regularly $249 and on sale right now (thru the weekend) for $124.50! (I paid $149) There are 20 DVDS with painting instruction and 3 CDs of music to listen to and also an instruction manual. Oh, and by the way......EXCELLENT customer service! I ordered Tuesday and it arrived Friday!

Anyway, I'm anxious to get some oil supplies and give it a go! We didn't have art class in high school so I've never had any proper training so this will be good for me. I'm so thankful for all those that share their knowledge and skill on the internet as I've picked up bits and pieces but this appears to be a step by step guide that will (hopefully) get me started on the right foot in oils! They scare me a little.

At the beginning she talks about our workspace. And how it's important that we give ourselves the proper space and dedicate time to our talents. She says 'HONOR THE GIFT YOU'VE BEEN GIVEN'......boy, did that hit home. Sometimes I think I forget about the gifts I'm given and am constantly wishing I could this better, or do that quicker, etc. etc. I want to quit thinking of me taking a whole afternoon to paint as wasteful or selfish and more as honoring my gift :) Sound ok? Good! Cuz that's what I'm going with ;)

Hope you're having a fantastic weekend! It's sunny and beautiful here now, but there was frost on the ground early this morning. Oh know what's coming?!



Brown Sugar Babies said...


priti.lisa said...

Have fun with it, Darla! I must admit that I am a wee bit jealous...I don't have the time or the Someday, I will :D)
You are like a rainbow...there's always a pot of gold!

Diane said...

Let us know how you like it--please!! I'd love to invest in it, but I want to know what you think once you get started.

PBsArtStudio said...

ohhh, that sounds like its awesome... I'm a little afraid of oils too, but would love to learn an impressionistic style! Have fun, you lucky girl!
thanks for visiting me , I'm so glad I'm not the only one who "Ponders" LOL!

America Alcala said...

Hi Darla! Just wanted to tell you that you won a virgencita print from my blog. Just send me your address. Byeee

Debbie said...

sounds like a great deal! I hope you'll share your paintings, because I know they will be fabulous!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i've enjoyed my visit to your blog. so many wonderful pieces!