Deb Ward, GWS, OWS, PWS, WSI - WATERCOLOR/WATER MEDIA - My passion is teaching adult “beginners”. Weekly classes in my home; workshops; classes for Cincinnati Recreation Commission. My work is nationally recognized and published - see “Featured” on my sidebar. I’m a Signature Member of Georgia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana state Watercolor Societies, Cincinnati Art Club, past-President of Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society. Contact info below under “Class Information”
Thursday, March 18, 2010
BLOGS AND BLOGGERITES!
When I started blogging I was afraid I wouldn’t have anything to say, so I made a list of some ideas, thinking I would have posts for a couple months. Now sometimes it seems I can’t shut up! This “social network” is a wonderful thing.
From my home in rural Indiana I can receive a critique about my painting from someone who lives across the country – or across the globe. I can give another blogger advice, or vice versa. With nothing more than a few key strokes and a click of my mouse I’m certain to find whatever I’m looking for - there is bound to be a blog about it!
We don’t have to be best friends, and in fact will probably never meet each other – although I have met a couple “bloggerites”!!! - but we can share our knowledge and thoughts with each other.
Thanks to those of you who read my posts, and a special thanks to those of you who have been so kind to respond to my posts and begin a dialogue with me.
In honor of my blogging friendships – from time to time ** - I’ll be doing some short posts to feature my blog roll members (in no particular order!) If you haven’t done so already, check out their blogs.
** (TRANSLATION: When I have no paintings to show because I've been busy doing other stuff that is no where near as much fun as painting but has to be done by me since I don't have a secretary, cook, housekeeper, butler or chauffeur to do it for me!!!)
I must begin with Rhonda!
Rhonda must be one of the queens of the Blog World! She blogs at Watercolors and Words almost every day and always has some tidbit of information to share. She is also not afraid to let us see her failures (few!)as well as her successes (many!) and allows us to constantly learn from her. She’s also a member of the Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society and was our recording secretary the past 3 years and helped with several of our shows the past few years. She’s got a bubbly personality and is a very upbeat and positive person! I'm proud to say I know her personally!
Gary is a wonderful landscape and western artist living in ‘Big, Wonderful Wyoming”. He gets such wonderful depth to his paintings in various mediums – oil, gouache, acrylic and watercolor. He also has been writing some very interesting posts about his area of the country, as well as his painting.
Gary is quite the adventurer and photographer too - at least he will be once again after his foot heals completely (you need to read his blog to find out what happened to him!).
And, as if that blog isn't enough, visit his other blog Outdoor Adventures – where he will post some great photos and talk about some of his outdoor western adventures.