Monday, March 11, 2013

New Day Blue Hydrangeas and a Hydrangea Workshop by Texas Flower Artist Nancy Medina


New Day Blue Hydrangeas
by Nancy Medina
16X20
Palette Knife/Oil on Archival Panel

New Day Blue Hydrangeas is named in honor of my new life as a full-time artist, following my departure from corporate America in less than 24 hours! Due to popular demand, I'm holding a 2-day hydrangea workshop May 17-18 in Irving, Texas. We'll work from fresh flowers to make those fluffy florals and celebrate using bright, pure color with big, bold strokes!


I would be fibbing just a bit if I said I wasn't afraid of what's to come in my art journey in just a few days, experiencing those fleeting moments of doubt when a voice in my head shrieks *are you out of your mind???* But I just keep right on quelling the panic and staying the course. I remember the moment when I was deciding my major. I mentioned wanting to be an artist, and immediately both of my parents told me not to choose art, as I would most certainly starve to death.  The irony is I chose journalism, a career where yes, I spent many years on the edge of poverty, unable to turn on the air conditioner in the Texas summers or eat anything but bologna. My parents may yet be correct, but here I am, after spending 20 years as a journalist, doing just that. I'm trading my hose and heels for tennis shoes and paint spattered jeans 24-7! Stay tuned here and I promise to keep you posted almost seven days a week. With amusing pug pictures, yes, that just goes without saying!



Gratuitous Picture of Studio Director 
Anniebee in her Ducky Jammies!
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