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”

Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 - WHAT A YEAR!

This past year I:
• had paintings published in a book, The Best of American Watermedia, Vol. II;
• was featured on Chris Beck’s blog, Brush-Paper-Water;
• was in my first invitational show “My House” at Art Beyond Boundaries Gallery in Cincinnati, OH in April/May with one piece sold
• taught several Art in the Country! weekend workshops in my home;
• taught three Saturday classes for DHAC;
• taught three series of classes for the Cincinnati Recreation Commission;
• taught two workshops for local organizations;
• chaired the ViewPoint show for the second year (click here for a list of artists; click here for photos of the winners; 
• attended a Nick Simmons workshop;
• went on two of my husband’s cattle seminars, one in Chattanooga, TN and one in Holmes County, OH;
• traveled with friends;
• attended my annual painting retreat;
• once again had 3 paintings accepted into the Bethesda Foundation show;
• had paintings accepted into both of the Georgia Watercolor Society shows, and won an award and sold one painting there;
and last but not least:
• had a heart attack.

Following the heart attack, I have stepped back from some activities – I just can’t push myself so hard any more.

My last year’s resolutions were – and their result is:
Learn to paint portraits – yep – this one follows me around like a bad penny and is on the top of my list again this year! - (This is ditto from last year!) Obviously, I failed miserably at this one.
Post 104 blog posts for 2010! – I made this goal, having posted more than 120 in 2010!

This year I resolve to:
Learn to paint portraits. (You will be sick of seeing this one!)
FOCUS and spend more time painting for ME!
Take a few short trips with friends!
Take better care of my health.

Here’s hoping that you all have a safe, joyful New Year, filled with the love of family and friends.

See you in 2011!


RH Carpenter said...

Good health, good friendships, less stress, more painting for fun = great goals!!! I can help you with that portrait stuff - we could get together and watch a portrait artist DVD and then try out some things (it would push me in that direction more, too). Maybe come spring (but today seems like spring, doesn't it??)

Gaylynn said...

Happy New Year Deb! Here's to achieving all we set out to do!

debwardart said...

Rhonda - gonna take you up on that portrait stuff - great idea! Warm day - just wait - it's nature's way of messing with us!!
Great sentiments, Gaylynn - look forward to seeing you in the new year!

Susan Liles said...

Happy New Year! Great goals and hope we all achieve the ones we set for ourselves.

debwardart said...

Thank you Susan, same to you.

Arti said...

Hope you have a great year, Deb- healthwise and creativity wise!As for me, I want to learn to paint something different than portraits! :D

debwardart said...

Arti - your portraits are great! You will be able to paint anything you set your mind to!