Jesus Ministry

Finally!  I have completed a first in a series of paintings I plan to do of Jesus.  Seemed fitting to begin this during the Season of Lent, but most of all, I crave my Savior during this time as I take in the enormity of what He did for me...But stay tuned as I turn this into a ministry of some sort--I am still trying to get clear on what He wants me to do, how to do it, etc. but I trust you'll be patient as I will be.  I know one thing--it's going to be amazing!  This one is not for sale at the moment, but I am working on new ones that will be posted on my painting blog--so check that and become a follower to see them emerge!


Of What Am I Speaking?

  • It costs nothing, but creates much.
  • It enriches those who receive it, without impoverishing those who give it.
  • It happens in a flash and the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.
  • None are so rich they can get along without it and none so poor but are richer for its benefits.
  • It creates happiness in the home, fosters good will in a business and is the countersign of friends.
  • It is rest to the weary, daylight to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad, and Nature's antidote for trouble.
  • Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed or stolen, for it is something that is no earthly good to anybody till it is given away.
  • And if in the stress of our days, some are tired and weary to give one, may we ask you to leave one of yours?
  • For nobody needs one so much as those who have none left to give!

Whoever can guess what I am referring to receives a surprise today!
A photo of the answer will be posted as soon as someone answers!
Most of this text was take from an excerpt from a book by Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People, written in 1936.  I changed a couple of things and added to it.
Have a great day!


Kids Summer Art Camps!

KIDS Art Camps are here! Coming in June, there will be 2 different sessions for 2 different age groups.
June 2, 3, 4 is Camp I 
for kids 5 to 8 years old. $145

June 23, 24, 25 is Camp II 
for kids 9 to 15 years old. $175

A great deal of personal attention is given to each budding artist, so class sizes are limited. All supplies and materials are included in the enrollment fee, and we provide healthy snacks to keep our campers focused.
We will paint, make a collage project and paint a t-shirt during the 3 days!
These three-day Art Camp sessions are available to a limited number of children to keep our classes small--each child is enrolled on a first-come-first-serve basis.  Each camp is taught by Carole Foret!  
Camp times each day are 10am - Noon

Send to: Carole Foret Studio, 206 W. Market Street, Athens, AL 35611

Then, you're all set for a fantastic summer experience!

Which Age Group?


Gallery Closed for Spring Break

I will be on vacation this week.  The gallery will be closed.  Feel free to contact me through email or call the gallery with anything that you want to say: 256.232.2521.  Have a wonderful week, everyone!


Announcing: Final Boarding Call for Southern Palette!

Hey Ladies!  We have the deal of a lifetime!  Now you can attend Southern Palette for less than you thought.  This is a price that doesn't need much consideration.  If you like to paint or THINK you'd like to paint in a getaway fun-filled weekend, then this is the weekend for you!
April 16 - 19
At Carole's Studio
Athens, Alabama
Historical downtown Athens Alabama in the springtime is a gorgeous setting.  The dogwoods are in bloom, and there is an infectious energy all around.  Claire and I have a great weekend planned.  Check out the details at CaroleAndClaire.Com for a complete schedule of activities.
Want to know more about Athens?  Visit the Spirit of Athens Site!
Read comments by those who have worked with Carole & Claire:

Carole and Claire came to Rosemary Beach to teach a few paint techniques to women, which they did. But they also spread broad brush strokes of joy, confidence, and effervescence. The beauty they brought to Girls' Getaway Weekend, on their canvases and in their smiles, was an integral part of the event. Their students left class glowing, happy with new skills and a masterpiece!
                  ---Kim Jameson, Rosemary Beach, FL

"I've attended Carole and Claire's workshops and absolutely enjoyed them immensely.  The ingredients that you can depend on in this "artistic" recipe are: relationship building, accomplishment, knowledge and most of all a large amount of FUN. Go, you will have the best time EVER!"          ---Marcia Whitaker, Anniston, AL

It was such a joy to have you and your sister as our guests. Your artwork and sweet personalities were an inspiration to all! Thanks again...We hope to see you both again.       
---Bev Sanders, Carmel, CA

Participating in the artist workshop was the best time I had all weekend.  It gave me a chance to step outside of myself, in a fun and creative way. I met new friends that I look forward to seeing every year.   And I love it when my friends in Atlanta visit my home and say "Did YOU paint that?" Then they want to hear about the whole trip and how then can attend one.....
  ---Sylvia Holler, Atlanta, GA

Bailouts, Stimulus Packages, Economy!

Is this where our tax money is going??


Final Registration Going on Now!

Calling all ladies ready for a great time getaway weekend in my awesome hometown of Athens!  Get ready for a relaxing time in our downtown at Carole's hi-tech, cool studio learning to paint, enjoying great girl time, great food, making memories!  We're centrally located among Huntsville, Birmingham, Nashville and Florence!
If this sounds fun--see our site for all the details and amazing schedule of activities!
call Carole 256.232.2521
or Claire 651.983.2743
to get registered.
Download our application 


Favorite Thing!

This past week I was out running an errand that included one to Railroad Bazaar .  There I saw Mike Cole  who used to teach my daughter guitar--Mike is an absolutely incredible guitar player!  He mentioned humbly that his CD was done and released.  I was so excited and bought one right then and there.  It is fantastic!  I am so proud of Mike, not only about the CD, but more for his love for God and the journey he has been on in his life.  He is a true inspiration!  The CD includes some originals as well as some old gospel and patriotic favorites with Mike's touch to them.  Check it out and buy his CD here!


"C" List--the new A List!

Listen up everyone!  NOW, you can be rewarded for all the Wine & Paint Nights that you attend!  When you attend your next Wine & Paint, receive a card that will entitle you to a FREE one after you've attended 5.  Now, that's a special!  Get on the "C List!"- The New "A List!"

And last night's Wine & Paint was so much fun!  We had Cajun Night with a sampling of New Orleans-inspired appetizers.  I fixed red beans & rice, and everyone seemed to really enjoy them.(believe it or not-ha!)  The students were so much fun and did a wonderful job on their paintings.  We celebrated my Louisiana heritage and painted a gumbo pot, shrimp and a Tabasco bottle.  Check them out!


Blog Follower Special!

Time again for a special for my awesome followers!  It's because of YOU that I get to do what I do, and I like to reward YOU!

This time:  The first follower to respond wins!  First one to email me wins a spot for Thursday night's awesome Cajun Night!  We will be painting a cool food still life on a 16x20 canvas.  But before that during the mingling time, our hors d'oeuvres will include a Cajun appetizer that Todd (my husband) is making. (You know I married him b/c he could cook!--don't tell him).  So all you have to bring is your drink of choice.  Amazing deal!  Hurry and email!