Ros Stallcup Seminar at Artful Endeavors 2015!

And it’s July 22 -25, 2015.


Ros is coming back this summer to Artful Endeavors for 4 days of creativity with new paintings, designed for US! We’re the first to paint them.

Mark your calendar and plan to join us.  Registration is open!

We’re working on a seasonal theme this year.  Ros and I have discussed topics for the painting for each day, but it’s always exciting to see where Ros has gone with each design.  Projects usually arrive at the studio in April.

I’ll have more information on surfaces a little later.

Here are our starting ideas.

Wed: Spring gathering basket of flowers on sign board.

Thurs: Summer’s Old Boat, coastal scene. Canvas.

Fri: Fall still life with lots of our fall favorites; dried corn, apples, pumpkins… Sandwich board

Sat: Winter scene with gazebo in the snow on wood.

I’ll have registration information on the web site very soon.



Let Fly With Us

Fling = let fly.  And we’ll let fly with paint and what ever else we find for creating at our Spring ArtFling with Gail Schmidt and myself.

This is our fifth ArtFling, each one more fun than the last with projects that are always exciting and definitely imaginative. Many of our participants have returned each time for more inspiration. There’s room for you to go on this art journey with us.

We’ll bring you this creative fun on May 1 & 2, Friday and Sat, 2015 so mark your calendars and plan to join us.

Let fly is also appropriate since wings is a theme in both of our paintings.



Gail’s painting, Grace, is graced with elegantly beautiful wings.

While my painting, Live, shows us a delicate butterfly on an allium flower with a lively background.



Check back for more details.

Plan to share our always lively, creative time this May.  Gail and I are excited and ready for some artful time together with you.


What’s Coming Up?

We have an exciting schedule planned for this fall at Artful Endeavors.  Classes, workshops, and seminars.

October will be here soon with hints of autumn in the air and fall colors on our palettes.  I think I see some red and green for the holidays there also.

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1 & 8 Wed am starts a delightful Helan Barrick Star Make Santa. 10am – 2p

web-Star-Maker-Santa1 & 8, Wed 5p – 7:30 we’ll paint a Ros Stallcup Christmas ribbon and holly design.

My vacation is the week of Oct 14 & 15 so no classes

23  Pet Portraits , Thurs, 10am – 5p.  Call or email for details. this is a specially requested workshop

Our terrific pet artists.

Our terrific pet artists.

25 Halloween Cat, Sat 10 – 1p. No experience needed and all supplies included.

Halloween cardboard tube cat.

Halloween cardboard tube cat.


6  Bringing home the tree.  Special workshop with the Albemarle painters. More wonderful Helan Barrick kids. Contact me for details.web bring home the tree final _edited-117, 18, & 19  Kathie George Seminar.  We still have some seats available so register now.Dragonfly Done

More Weekly Classes:  Check the schedule for more weekly classes.


2015 Seminars


Our year will be full of exciting seminars and workshops so plan ahead and go ahead and register.

March 20 & 21, Spring ArtFling with Gail and Liz

web-Jean-fingersMay 29, 30, & 31, Susan Crouch  register now to secure your seatThis seminar fills quickly.

July 22 – 25, Ros Stallcup.  Four days of painting with Ros this summer.demoWatch the schedule for more workshops and seminars.

CADANC, chapter of SDP, is having 2 seminar at Artful Endeavors next year also. Join our chapter to paint with us at our terrific seminars with:

April: colored pencil  Janelle Johnson

Oct-Nov: watercolor with Mark Polomchak


Ladies, and gentlemen, start your engines.

Your creative engines that is.  It’s the last week in Aug, kids are returning to school, and there’s art in the air.  In the studio too!

I hope you have all had a good summer with lots of fun, family, and friends. For those of you have had challenges this year, I sending positive thoughts and looking forward to having all of you back to painting with us again.

We have a new supply of Americana and Traditions paints and the new DecoArt French stencils.  The Chalky Finish paints are in stock with lots of color choices.

We have lots of art experiences planned for this fall including weekly classes, workshops for all ages, and seminars.  Wed am and evening classes resume in Sept with new and exciting projects planned.  You can find more details on the web site but here are some of the upcoming highlights.

  • Basic Techniques Yellow Daisy clock Session 1

    Basic Techniques
    Yellow Daisy clock
    Session 1

    Tue am open class:  We’re open for class on Tue am as usual with opportunities for you to make up a missed classes or work on a project of your own with some assistance from me. Also if you are wanting to start your painting experience with us, we’ll work you into our Tue schedule. Please contact me to get started with Decorative Painting Basics.  If you just like this painting and want to paint it, you can do that on Tue am also.

  • ArtFling:  Gail is packing her bags and will be here ready for some mixed media fun on Fri, Sept 5. I’ll take over on Sat to continue with our endeavors.  If you are not registered yet, contact me quick!  There are supply lists on line and you can register there too.
  • web-Sodas-and-Sundaes-2Sodas and Sundaes Workshop:  Join us Sept 27th for a 4 hr workshop painting these colorful ornaments. Could be for your holiday tree but just too darn cute not to keep out all year.  Register now!
  • Halloween cat workshop: Did someone say toilet paper?  Oh yes, that was me. Come see what I have designed using the cardboard from TP.  Getting ready for some friendly Halloween festivities Oct 25, 10a – 1p.  Fun for 8yrs and up.  Join us and bring a friend.  Register now!
  • Wed evening classes:  Our classes are starting back again starting Sept 3.  We’ll have our weekly crew working on a fall schedule for classes, but also look for special workshops as well as a chance to start our decorative painting basics.
  • web-Yupo-PoppiesKathie George seminar:  Register now for our seminar with Kathie. Register and details.  We have some awesome new techniques to explore with Kathie.  Do you Yupo?
  • Susan Crouch seminar:  Register now before Sept 5th to secure your seat in our seminar with Susan, May 29-31, 2015, and take advantage of preregistration discounts. Registration opens to everyone on Sept 5. Details and registration.


NC State Fair: Remember to register your entries before Sept 19th. NC St. Fair 2015

It’s time to get you entries registered for this year’s NC state fair.  Entry forms need to be completed and mailed or emailed by Sept 19, 2015.

Be sure to notice that the groups have changed.  There is no professional group any longer. There is E/experienced, 5 yrs or more of experience, or N/novice, less than 5 yrs experience.

You can enter one item in up to 10 categories.

You can find the complete instructions at

And on line entry at


That’s all I can think of right now but watch the web site and blog for updates. Hope to see you at the studio soon.


Falling into Autumn

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We had a great time painting with Ros this summer. It was a week full of painting with old friends and meeting new ones while enjoying Ros again. I have lost exact count but this was somewhere around 18 or 19 yrs of seminars with Ros. Each one successful. Our dates for next year are July 22-26, yes, we’re planning 4 days next year. We have some good ideas planned and would love to have you join us.  We’ll call next year our 20th year anniversary!

web-Yupo-PoppiesRegistration is open for our seminar with Kathie George for three days of mixed media exploration! Always fun and educational. Registration, photos, and more information.

Night Hunter Liz Miller CDA

Night Hunter Liz Miller CDA

ArtFling is coming up Sept 5 and 6, that’s Fri and Sat. Join Gail Schmidt and me for more mixed media fun.  We’re asking everyone to register by sending in your fee by Aug 8. That’s coming up soon so be sure to get your seminar fee submitted. Let us know if you want Gail to supply the surface for you. More info and on line registration.  Register now!

Summer Geraniums stage 2.

Summer Geraniums stage 2.

I’ve updated the class schedule on the web site so be sure to check for updates. There are a few date changes and we have some exciting plans for new projects. I’ll be designing more original paintings and will have photos on the web site as soon as they are painted.

Straw Fish

Straw Fish

Our Aug 9, Saturday workshop is coming up soon. We’re painting fish with a straw and acrylic inks! What fun. We’ll probably have time to play around with this technique with other animals. Register by Aug 4 so that I have time to plan.

Watercolor Sheep: my painting from a workshop with A Susan Crouch design

Watercolor Sheep: my painting from a workshop with
A Susan Crouch design

 I have some exciting news for you. We have award winning watercolor artist, Susan Crouch coming for a seminar at Artful Endeavors, May 29, 30, and 31, 2015. This is a theory and techniques seminar and you will probably not be completing specific projects during the seminar. Our focus in on learning not finishing a project.  You can find more information on this web page. I’m still working on the page and need to get photos from Susan to post.

  More info about Susan.  I’ll open the seminar on Sept 5. Participation is limited to 15.  Susan is from Statesville, NC so one of our NC artists.

 NC St. Fair 2015

It’s time to get you entries planned for this year’s NC state fair.  Entry forms need to be completed and mailed or emailed by Sept 19, 2015.

Be sure to notice that the groups have changed.  There is no professional group any longer. There is E/experienced, 5 yrs or more of experience, or N/novice, less than 5 yrs experience.

You can enter one item in up to 10 categories.

You can find the complete instructions at

And on line entry at


I’ll look forward to seeing you entries this year. I know they will be awesome.


Just a few un-fun notes:

  • I receive many telemarketing calls each day so I let the phone go to voice mail if I don’t recognize the number. If you are not a telemarketer be sure to leave a message so I’ll know you are a real person interested in something to do with painting.
  • Someone has blocked century link/embarqmail from receiving email from Artful Endeavors by labeling us spam. Anyone with one of these email addresses will not be receiving emails from me unless you go to your email provider and tell them you want to receive emails.  Please pass the word if you know anyone from this provider who is wondering why I am not sending them email any longer. They are missing out on seminar and class information.
  • You are receiving emails from Artful Endeavors because you have requested to do so. I do not solicit email addresses from any other source. If you would like to be removed from our email address please just let me know and I will be glad to remove you. Do not just mark our emails as spam. You block everyone else from your email provider from receiving our emails.
  • If you have requested our emails and are not getting them, and have a different email provider you might have our emails in your spam folder. Be sure to add us to your address book.

Come paint with us soon.


Mixed Media with Kathie George in Nov 2014

We have our plans made and registration is open for our seminar with Kathie George coming up Nov 17,18, and 19, 2014!


We’ve gone mixed media this year with texture and acrylics. We’ll play with Yupo paper techniques and texture on watercolor paper.

I know, there’s no batik this year. Our students were so excited about the mixed media projects that we’ve gone that way for this time. And the paintings are so exciting.

The Yupo paper is an entirely new product for us and we’re eager to learn about it.

Dragonfly Done For more information on the Yupo paper check out Kathie’s blog where she introduces us to this fun man made, polypropylene product. And more from Kathie about Yupo.

Here’s our seminar information and photos!  Register now! on line or send your check to Liz at Artful Endeavors.

It’s July! Ros is at Artful Endeavors

We’ve had such a great time painting with Ros Stallcup this week, polishing techniques as well as learning new ones. We’ve played with new products and used our familiar products in creative ways.

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Ros’ seminars are always a terrific occasion to see old friends and make new ones while sharing a common love for art.


And we’ve made plans for our July 2015 seminar. Save the dates: July 22 – 25, 2015.

I’m Back!

I’m back from vacation, which was lots of kid-filled fun, and ready to get painting again. Hope you are ready to join me.

Janet's dog.

Janet’s dog.

We have our Pet Portrait class coming up next week, Saturday, July 12. Be sure to register and talk to me about your portrait by this Friday so that we can plan your prep and pattern.  Don’t have a pet, you can still join us.  Paint a friend’s pet or find a magazine photo or I have plenty of cat photos to share.

Our seminar with Ros is only 21 days away but there’s still time for you to join us. Contact me now or register on line.

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Registration is open for our Summer’s End ArtFling!

Come join us, paint, and enjoy the cool.



Summer’s End ArtFling Sept 5 & 6, 2014

With Gail Schmidt and Liz Miller CDA

Join Liz and Gail for another mixed media adventure.  Gail will teach for one day and Liz for another.  This is our “no stress, just fun” workshop where we explore different media to create our masterpieces.  

Gail teaches on Friday.

I’m posting a sample of her mixed media painting style, but your painting will be entirely your own, created with your favorite colors and your choice of subject from Gail’s selections. 

Gail says that the techniques she uses, texture, paint, stencils, stamps, printed images, and messy fingers (yours) in layers and more lovely layers can easily be accomplished even by a novice.  You can’t go wrong.


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Liz Teaches on Saturday


We’ll continue our mixed media exploits using Pan Pastels, acrylic paint, and colored pencil to create a painting ready for the autumn season. We’ll set the mood for our

Night Hunter.

Again our techniques are easy and exciting.

Night Hunter Liz Miller CDA

Night Hunter Liz Miller CDA


Mark your calendar and get ready to join Gail and Liz on our mixed media escapades.

We’ll have more details for you soon!


That’s Sept 5, Fri, with Gail, and Sept 6, Sat, with Liz.

Painting with Kathie George

We sure did pack in the painting with Kathie during our 3 days this year, each day different new techniques and skills.  I’ve painted with Kathie, learning batik, but each time I paint with her I learn something new, and this year was no exception.  And Kathie is such a patient, sharing person, giving her time and talents to everyone of us at her class. Once more a successful seminar.

And Kathie is taking some lucky painters on  a painting holiday to South Africa next April 12 -23, 2014.  Be sure to check out the details on Kathie’s web site.  You might just want to join her.


Here a just a few moments from our seminar. I was so absorbed with my painting that I didn’t get photos the first 2 days so here is our last day of fun. Love the ducks and the dyes. We’re making plans for more dye projects. What fun.  Notice the concentration and then smiles with the completed paintings.

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