Concert & Street Party

Zachary Kale (Atlanta)
Sister Grace (Athens)
The Gnomes (Tuscaloosa)
LOCATION: East Side of Square, Downtown Athens
MORE: Bring Lawn Chair and friends for an awesome time!
Zack is releasing his CD "Only Chance" tonight--Sister Grace is opening.
Food, drink, music-- We want to see you there!




My First Encaustic Painting!

Ta da! I received my paintings on Tuesday from my workshop in Carmel, and I've been so excited about it. I am really proud of some of them since abstract subjects have never come easy to me. But with the encaustic technique of paintng quickly and fusing each layer with a blow torch, abstracts were pretty fun and easy to try. It takes a little bit of going with the flow as you learn to use the torch as a tool or paint brush. So much fun! So this one was one I worked really hard to get smooth and a pure white. That wasn't easy, as I realized that "dinking up" your colors is very easy to do and something I try to avoid in my usual painting. So keeping a pure white was a challenge. Thank you to William Harsh for all the great instruction! So tell me what you think! I plan to show them all in July at my "Twins & Friends Show"--so stay tuned for all the details and plan to come!


Wine & Paint Coming Up!

Happy Hump Day to you!  Thinking about something fun to do?  Well, join me for Wine & Paint Night  THIS Tuesday night June 3rd!  You can show up at 6:30 and chance it that there will be a spot for you and your friends OR you may call and pre-register by paying your fee.  We will block off seats for 4 or more in a group.  At 6:30 the big red door will open for registration and for a time of mingling in the back bar area.  At 7, the fun begins until 9pm.  Don't miss out! Read all about it on my site for all the info and FAQs.


California was beyond amazing--I learned encaustic painting from William Harsh, and the bug has bitten me. I am setting up my encaustic studio and will be learning more and producing some NEW work! Check back for some examples as I hope to receive my paintings that I did in Carmel today.

Also, see that I've got a new look with my site and blogs--I hope that you find all that you are looking for. Just email with any questions.

Today's thought:
May He strengthen in you the inner self through His Spirit, according to the riches of His glory; may Christ dwell in your hearts through faith; may you be rooted and founded in love. Ephesians 3:16,17


Packing and Leaving!

I'm leaving tomorrow for what is going to be a dream come true! I've had the dream of going to take a fabulous workshop from another artist somewhere else in the U.S., but I've never found the right artist or workshop. But a few weeks ago, I was flipping through a magazine and found Artista Creative workshops in Carmel, California. "Perfect!" I thought. So the stars aligned, no kidding, and my twin sister Claire and I are going tomorrow on Mother's Day (Happy Mother's Day, Mom!!) to beautiful Carmel to begin our week of relaxing, artistic luxury! I will let you know how it goes. I plan to be away from technology as much as I can be--phones, email, laptop....I'll see you when I get back next week. Please pray for us to have a safe and enlightening trip. I plan to bring back all that I learn to share in my future workshops! Can't wait....

If you're wanting to visit the gallery in Athens, feel free!  Leslie will still be there Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm.



It's always good to see change.  I love it!  So now when you go to my site, you will notice some major changes--I have lots of information about my different workshops.  My Wine & Paint Nights and Creative Spirit Workshops have their own menu buttons!  That's how important they are to me.

Also, you can download my Summer Workshop Schedule.  You can get it here or on the sidebar in the DOWNLOADS section.


My Husband's Site!

I just couldn't wait any longer!  Todd's site has been in the works for a long time, and finally we have it somewhat presentable.  Getting his photo shot is what is taking the longest since he hates being in front of the camera.  So take a look!  Todd is a genius at Audio / Video installations!  Want the latest in hi-def tv's?  Want to consolidate your system in one easy-to-use system?  Give them a call! 

Bookmark his site at:


New Carole & Claire Workshop Being Planned!

If you are waiting on a new workshop from the twin painters, then stay tuned for one that is going to be fantastic! Think, lazy, hazy days of summer on the river--a painting retreat. That's your only hint! When we get details all finalized, we'll post it here!


Wine & Paint Night!

Come join me in a beautiful, relaxed studio filled with the sounds of great music, great people, great antipasto, great wine--but most of all--great painting! We will all paint together a still life that will include wine, olives, wine glass--a very sophisticated piece of art you will go home with! This summer-evening experience is open to the first 12 people who respond! Pre-register OR come that night-if seats are left. First come first serve. Grab your friends for a different kind of social event! Check this blog for additional wine & paint nights! The scoop:

Tuesday Evening, June 3rd Wine Still Life
Carole Foret Studio
7-9pm $50 per person
Canvas, paints and hors d'oeuvres provided
You bring yourself a friend and your beverage of choice