I’m currently listening (at the gym and in the studio) to “Frozen Assets” by P.G. Wodehouse. Funny, crazy, silly English humor 🙂
I previously listened to a series titled “The Expanse” by James S.A. Corey. The first in the series is “Leviathan Wakes” – I’m hooked and can hardly wait for the 7th in the series to come out!
I will listen to it. Thanks, Gretha!
I love your newsletter! I have my own artichoke story. When I was 16 my parents took the whole family (3 more kids all younger than me) to Europe for the summer. My father was attending a course in Switzerland and my mother and we kids were staying at a pension for the week he was in class. On our last night there the pension made us a special dinner and the appetizers were whole artichokes. My parents had no idea how to tackle them. The owner of the inn had to come out and show us how to eat them.
What a wonderful story! Thank you, Lisa.
hi Annie –
I remember your Soup’s On – the inspiration for Eve’s Daughters- “What’s for Dinner”…so much fun!
Wonderful work !!!
Thanks for reminding me about turning things upside down to see only the shapes and not the objects.
Good luck on your painting class, and studio tour. Sounds fun !
You very welcome, Bonnie! A big reason I do these mini-lessons is to remind myself. 🙂
Great post Annie. Great work on You piece and describing the class. Thx for sharing.
Thank you, Lori!
Hi Annie! I’d like to order a calendar for my foodie pals for Christmas. I can pick up in the Portland area if convenient for you? Let me know and thank you!
What a great idea to turn the image upside -sideways and of course B&W. I do the latter but. Thank you for the idea. And I love your paintings, their titles and reflections. Thank you.
Thank you, Judith! I always do a painting about 70% upside down or sideways.
Thanks for the feature, Annie! I’m looking forward to painting with you – and I hope you don’t need to use this recipe 🙂
I am really looking forward to taking one of your classes. (I’ve got ginger and a lemon just in case.) 🙂
I purchased Annie’s calendar in December and for fun set a goal to make each recipe in its month. I am off to a good start, my sister came to visit and we had ginger lemonade tea for breakfast not because we needed it for sickness, but hoping it helps keep it away…
🙂 I would like to hear about them as you go along…
How brave of you, Annie… and timely. Taking a whole month at the beginning of the year to get all your ducks in a row is super smart. The older I get the more I crave order in my own workspace;whether it’s studio or kitchen I want my tools in the place where I know I can lay hands on them without wasting time searching. That’s what organizing your studio has done for you… opened up time to do what you do best: paint.
Thank you, Jo!
Loved reading this. I have recently been approaching my space with the following mindset: If I don’t LOVE it, USE it, or wouldn’t BUY it again today, then it should go. It’s brought me some clarity.
Those are some great points!
Annie, thanks for posting this. I’ve been trying to clean, but to seek and get additional help gave you bigger and longer lasting organization. Will look into these folk. Meanwhile, I’m trying to set one small goal and stick to it. x Patrick
I didn’t know what to do, but they came in and whipped it into shape!
I am sure photos don’t do justice to how great this looks now! Can’t wait to see it in person!
Just the labeling helps so much!
I can’t even imagine, I would be afraid of messing it up and would that inhibit me? Congratulations though, seems you did it with intelligence!
After 30+ years, I did it with the intelligent help of Devon and Erin. 🙂 I really am so happy!
Your post inspires me to tackle my own chaotic environment! Bravo!
Thank you, Sarah!
I just received your March letter and am looking at the painting of Ruby. I have several photos of my dog worthy of a painting. A recent one with lots of attitude. He’s a Schnauzer. So it’s got me thinking about a series of him. Like he doesn’t get enough attention already.
It was great to meet you at Ruth’s workshop. I have following you for awhile, but didn’t yealize it was you. It was fun and stretching for me too.
Gayle, it was nice to meet you too!
Thanks for the shout-out Annie! It was a joy to share the process with you 🙂
For my 2018 calendar, I invited art friends and colleagues to contribute their favorite FLAVOR combination, along with a recipe and a story. I received 12 great combos and I used the ingredients for my inspiration. This month was Steve and David’s Mushroom Risotto. Mushroom Risotto, 12x12x1, […]