Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Working On Wednesdays... Wooden Scenes... Pines on Red

What I'm Working On...

I was feeling kind of festive this week. But I love these colors all year long. This gorgeous, deep, rich red makes a great companion with the pine trees.  Just have to add a few finishing touches and they'll be ready for the shop! 

1' = $10.00

2' = $20.00

3' = $30.00

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

SOLD!!! "Roots & Wings"

I always feel honored and humbled when an art lover chooses one of my pieces. Nothing means more to me than knowing there are still people "out there" who appreciate original art and are so generous to support the arts with their hard earned money. My many collectors hold a special place in my heart.
"Thank You"

And a Special Thanks to Stagecoack Gallery for your support and encouragement throughout the years. I love being a part of your beautiful space in Platte, South Dakota!  So excited for all the ways the gallery has grown and Mary, the owner & curator, shares her love of the arts through her own work and the work of others. I am blessed to have such a wonderful long distance friend. 

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Dinner and a Show...

My children were gifted with a very special evening last night. Our dear friend, Claire, who has become their "Mimi" invited them to join her and her grandchildren to a performance of the Nutcracker at  the beautiful Stadium Theater. First, they enjoyed a dinner of homemade turkey soup and sandwiches, followed by an enthusiastic discussion about DC and Marvel superheroes. Then, they ventured out into the fair November night to the show. The Stadium Theater is a true historic gem. How lucky we are to have it in the midst of our city. The interior is stunning. Such a fabulous way for the kids to kick off their holiday season.  The show was great, "even though there was no talking", according to Jacob. :)

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Team Tellier's Black Belt Journey Video

I am so proud of my husband for all he does, not only to achieve his own black belt, but also for everything he does to ensure that our children can continue on this journey, and encourage them every class, every sit up, every every moment along the way. 

These kids are so dedicated and work so hard. They have made the best of friends, and my joy comes in seeing how much it means to them that their friends achieve their goals as well. 

It has taken five years, total dedication, blood, sweat, and tears, and more of a financial investment than I imagined when we began. But every moment, every sacrifice, every cent has been worth it. It's not about the belt. It's about who my children have become as they earned it. 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

"Working On Wednesdays"... Minimalist Scenes on Wood... Trees on Turquoise

What I'm Working On...

I have been working on some new pieces that would be easy to bring along to local arts & crafts shows. Lately, landscapes with trees have been a central theme in my fine art, and it just naturally made its way into these less formal pieces as well. I will be creating various scenes on various color schemes.  I really love them. 

1' = $10.00
2' = $20.00
3' = $30.00

Monday, November 20, 2017

Black Belt Community Service

My husand, Mike, will be testing for his black belt, and our children, Hannah, Caleb, and Rebekah will all be testing for their first degree in early December. As part of their Black Belt Journey, Mastery Martial Arts requires each candidate to organize and carry out a community service project. Mike and the kids chose to do  a trash pick up/clean up at the RI Historical Cemetery / Town of North Smithfield #35, and at Globe Park / Woonsocket.  North Smithfield is the town our studio is in. And Globe Park is right in our own neighborhood.  We love our local history, and the beauty of the local historical sights and parks. We learn as we endeavor to do our part to keep these locations safe and clean for all to enjoy. Special thanks to Mastery Martial Arts for encouraging community service as part of their black belt requirements.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

3 Silver Medals!!!

Wow... today was a day to remember. First, my two girls competed at the same exact moment, doing the same exact form, in different rings by age group. They were both judged at the same time, and both awarded Silver Medals at the same time!!!  I was running back and forth like a crazy woman trying to catch glimpses and photos of each of them. Such a proud mama...

Then... later in the competition, Caleb competed in stick sparring. Now... those who know Caleb, know he is a reluctant black belt. Athleticism and competition are not high on his list of passions. But, he does enjoy stick sparring. He competed against some pretty serious contenders, and he more than held his own. When the moment came for the judge to announce the medalists, and he called out Caleb's name, I burst into tears. It's been a hard journey for him. But he has persevered and endured. He has grown, physically, mentally, emotionally. And this tournament showed him that he has the skill and strength so worthy of that belt he wears.

I am so proud of these three for so many different reasons. Today was a good day to celebrate their strengths and for mama to beam as they shined. 

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