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Monday, May 25, 2009

Take Your Mark, Get Set ...

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My wonderful husband is throwing me a "50th" birthday dinner this Saturday night and I have been searching for the perfect "party favor" gift for weeks. Everyone that is attending is a dear, dear friend and I really want to give them all a wonderful thank you gift. At first I thought of gift cards (which depict my paintings) ... but that seemed boring. Then I considered putting together a small gift box containing a few of my favorite things such as candy, etc. But that seemed boring too.
Finally, I came up with the perfect idea ... I have decided to paint 32 paintings. In four days. I figure if Marc Hanson can paint four paintings a day in plein air then I can paint eight a day in my studio. I just bought the art panels and they are all 6" x 6". And they will all depict my favorite subject matter ... boats! Stay tuned ... I will post as I paint. Off to the studio!!!

16 comments:

Denise R said...

Wow! Great idea! I have faith that you can get them done and they will be beautiful, from what I have seen on your blog!

Kim VanDerhoek said...

Whew! That is very ambitious but I'm sure they will make wonderful gifts. I'm looking forward to seeing the results!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Happy birthday!
What a great idea it is a wonderful gift.

KEITH PROCTOR Daily painting blog said...

Happy Birthday, Congratulations, its a good job you didnt invite 200 people 32 is hard enough go go go .

Arti said...

great idea...quite a daunting task!Good Luck.Will look forward to this feast!

Erik said...

Wow, that is insane.
Congratulations!
Looking forward to the results which will be awesome without a doubt.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Good luck with your project! I would never be brave enough to try without a back-up plan. But that is me, I am sure you will sail (no pun)through.

Marc R. Hanson said...

Oh Man...and I thought I was crazy Leslie!!! Good luck, you can do it. WE're all pulling for you and I for one am going to be having nightmares for you.

I'm telling my therapist about you.... ;-)

Marc

rahina qh said...

Love to see a picture of you at the end of each day of painting eight... with that glint in your eye or is it that devilish palette knife:) Brilliant idea, lucky people.

Kathleen Harrington Paints said...

Happy Birthday
I want to come to your party!!

Sandra Galda a Daily Painter said...

Have a great time celebrating! What a terrific idea too! Very ambitious. Nice posted work today. love you visit your blog!

Gary Keimig said...

That will certainly be a challenge. But I'm guessing you will have a blast doing it and it certainly will be appreciated by all who recive them. Just think what you will learn.
I really liked your fowl painting in last post. Love that color. Yes. Add Alizarine to the pallette but not on all paintings. Next thing you know you will be adding others and then....

Karen said...

Fantastic! Enough said...Okay, now get painting! :)

Carolina said...

That's a tough goal, but you can do it! It'll be great (and your guests will be very happy :)

loriann said...

Wow, what an enormous undertaking! I am in awe.
Happy 50th Birthday!

Carol Nelson said...

I just discovered your blog and I love your work. Your boat painting gifts are superb. Your friends are very lucky.

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