Karen F Rose My Painting Journey

Monday, February 14, 2011

Artists Helping Artists

Leslie's second day demo during Atlanta Workshop
demonstrating her palette knife technique
Leslie Saeta
Photo credit Karen F Rose

Leslie and Dreama share a laugh...Did you say favicon?
Leslie Saeta and Dreama Tolle Perry talking business.
Photo credit Karen F. Rose
Just returned from a workshop in Atlanta, GA. What admiration I have for the dynamic duo of Leslie Saeta, a colorful palette knife painter and marketing wiz from California and Dreama Tolle Perry from Paris, Kentucky, whose beautiful art transforms and writing motivates.
Together they host a blog talk radio program called Artists Helping Artists which airs on your computer live on Thursday at noon EST and can be downloaded for future listening through I Tunes. The show's focus is to help artists advance their careers and also to educate them on how to sell their artwork online.
Well, I come up short with all the superlatives I need to express how much I enjoyed this workshop and being in the presence of these VERY GENEROUS ladies with 23 new artist friends.
Now can you believe that after doing demos and assisting artists each day, Leslie and Dreama cooked gourmet meals for all the artists. Each night the dinners were hosted by Leslie's brother Gary and his wife Aileen in their beautiful Atlanta home. How special and welcomed did we feel.
And then on Friday night, we had a fireside chat like nothing I have ever experienced at an artist workshop. Each artist was given center stage to express their hopes and dreams for the direction of their art career.
Now, I must give a shout out of thanks to the charming and talented Kathy Cousart who was so kind to take notes for me on the first day when I could not travel to Atlanta, due to my father's health concerns and to Kelley MacDonald daily painter extrordinare and Sandra Baggette a painterly colorist and Jerry Stocks, my copilots through Atlanta's rush hour traffic. Artists helping artists....hey, that's what it was all about.


Kathy Cousart said...

Wonderful summary! I think we all came away with amazing new friends, (thank you for the shout-out- was just so glad you got there safe) and a new appreciation for the talent these two artists have that they so willingly share. It was an experience that I won't forget. Take care:)

Anonymous said...

I just added your feed to my favorites. I really enjoy reading your posts.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I just subscribed to your blog (again, for some reason the first time it didn't 'take') and my word verification was "my clout". Not that I have any, but still... Totally agree with all you said about the workshop - and you got a really good photo of them - there you go with your talent with electronics again! SO glad I went to this workshop, and SO glad I met you in person!

Pam Holnback said...

Sounds like you had a great workshop!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Wish I'd been there.
I love your studio assistant!!

Anonymous said...

tres interessant, merci

Karen F. Rose said...

Yes Kathy It was an Amazing workshop and so happy to meet you. Hope we will be able to paint together soon.

Karen F. Rose said...

Dear Anonymous,
Thanks for visiting my blog. Glad to know "someone" is out there reading my thoughts.

Karen F. Rose said...

Hey Kelley,
Thanks for subscribing to my blog!! And ditto about our artist/workshop/electronics friendship!!!!

Karen F. Rose said...

Hi Pam,
Thanks for visiting my blog and yes we wish you were there too. It was fabulous!

Karen F. Rose said...

Hi Mary,
Loved the workshop but when I returned my studio assistant/Mr. B the Tabby with attitude was wondering where I had been. Ahh he missed me. I love your profile picture of Wendel. What a great name for a cat. Bet there is a story there.