Wednesday, October 15, 2008

SEPTEMBER, 19, 20, 21 - SAN CLEMENTE, CA - "Intensify and Optimize Your Colored Pencils"

This has got to be one of the most beautiful places I've ever taught a workshop. And should I say it? Ok I will, the weather wonderful. Would you look at this place! This is the San Clemente Art Supply in San Clemente, CA. It's owned by Patti Herdell, a former Texan....if you can ever be former that is. Not only is it beautiful it's one of the largest art stores I've ever been in...full of all kinds of goodies. I hope to make it back some time next year.

This is the entrance...lovely isn't it?

This is the back door that opens to the classroom.

This is the group! I'm in there somewhere...thank you ladies for a really great workshop and for making it possible for me to see beautiful San Clemente.

Blending with the brush and UArt sand paper...

Hi Lisa! Lisa is one of my students in Texas. Apparently she did not see fit to let me know she and her mother were coming. I'm sure she thought it would be more fun to surprise me. I'm pretty sure she got the reaction she expected. I could not believe what I was seeing. It was nice also because she got to visit with her mother who lives near.

Lisa's Mom, Bobbie.

Ann flew in from Arizona. You paid me so many nice compliments Ann.Thank you!

Working hard....

Friday, October 10, 2008


I talked to the Sanford Rep this afternoon and found out that Sanford has decided to only pre sharpen the pencils in the sets. They ARE NOT going to sharpen the pencils that are sold in open stock. I'm actually happier to know that than the news that my piece will be printed in the 2009 calendar. What a relief....

What a wonderful surprise...

I thought this was a done deal. I'd heard all the winners in the 2008 Prismacolor Art Contest had been contacted. Since I had not heard from them I figured that was that so I went about my business. Then I received this email today from the Sanford Corp. Wow was I ever surprised!

Hi Linda,

Thank you for entering the 2008 Prismacolor Art Contest. I would like to congratulate you for being in the top entries in this year’s competition! Our judges ranked your artwork one of the best of over 1200 entries.

We would like to recognize your artwork in our Prismacolor gallery at our company headquarters and also include it in a Prismacolor calendar for 2009. In order to do this, we will need hi res images of your artwork. We would like to have your artwork shipped to our headquarters in Oak Brook to have photography done and then we will promptly return your artwork. We will send you empty Fed-ex package to use for shipping your artwork and we will pay for all shipping fees. This will be no expense to you and the shipping of the art will be insured by us.

Please confirm that you would like to include your artwork in our Prismacolor gallery and calendar. Then please confirm that the mailing address below is correct. As soon as I receive confirmation, I will ship out the empty Fed-ex tube for shipping your art. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at the number below. Thanks and once again, congratulations.

Danielle Bujan
Leader, Brand Marketing, Prismacolor
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