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All Photos and Art Work Copyright Sharon Gunn McMahon

Monday, August 2, 2010

Staycation - Thank you Kim, for hosting this!!

Ok, lost the last one, so I'll start again.  I started out as the most PASSIONATE artist.  I planned to BE an artist - to get the degree and have a studio and actually earn a living with ART!!!  Then I had a back-up plan - to teach if my art wasn't quite enough.  So much for plans. I was young and foolish then ;-) but I DID know what I wanted.  I just didn't stick with it... I went to college 1 year and then became a mom and did various other things, but didn't do art.  Later I went to college again and learned CADD and did that... but eventually my body said WHOA - and I couldn't work any more.  So - to maintain my sanity I stayed home, ran kids around to their various appointments and events, and began to create.  First just a little crochet, a little faux painting, then I learned to REALLY knit - not just make placemats ;-) and then I started painting again.  This time I was trying to learn acrylics and watercolors in order to avoid the smell of oils.  My really cool hubby encouraged me to keep going.  After a few fits and starts, I finally decided this summer that I will try challenges and shows and a blog and see what happens.  So far I have had one piece in a special exhibit - which to me is exciting and validates me as a "REAL" artist!

My favorite blogs from my site are:
2. and the video to #2
My favorite blogs that I follow, other than Mrs. Klassen, of course are:

I loved Connie's video and am off to make some journal pages and then figure out how to flickr.  I am so excited about being able to participate in this experience!!


  1. It sounds to me like you're on the right path again--just keep following your heart!

    Big hugs!

  2. Hi Sharon, thanks for the message through CPS-so nice to meet you!

  3. hi there,
    so happy you enjoyed your stay-cation visits....

    i'm with connie, follow your heart. :)

    xxo, kim


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