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Old 05-17-2005, 12:08 AM   #1
Jean Kelly Jean Kelly is offline
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Heading to the country!




Things are changing in my life, we're moving to a log house in the country, an area with many artists and incredible beauty. I will have my own studio, with skylights and big windows. The studio windows look out on woods, with horses that are stabled on the property. I'm still pinching myself to see if I am dreaming. I may not be in much for the next few weeks and after the move, I'll be on a dial-up internet connection (yuck), but I wouldn't give up this oppurtunity for anything. So, doing cartwheels here in Wisconsin.

Jean

#1 is the house
#2 is the kitchen looking into the studio area. It measures almost 30'X17' so I have room galore, vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, and light! Since it so big I will be sharing it with my husband , he gets about 10' on the end (heehee).
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Old 05-17-2005, 04:51 AM   #2
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oh wow Jean!!!

Looks fantastic, good luck in the move, and I hope it isn't tooooooo stressful.

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Old 05-17-2005, 08:32 AM   #3
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When are you accepting visitors for your artist weekends??
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Old 05-17-2005, 11:23 PM   #4
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An artist retreat sounds good! We could probably fit 8 people comfortably, easels on the front porch, good food, beautiful woods and rolling hills.

Bring mosquito repellant until I can talk Tom into a bat house (bats eat lots of mosquitos)!

Carolyn, I will try to keep stress to the minimum, I just want to be out there yesterday. If you come to the US my door will be open. You can expect some downhome Wi living.

Pat, you can come anytime!

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Old 06-03-2005, 03:37 AM   #5
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Congratulations Jean! It's just beautiful! Can't wait to see the after pictures when you get your studio set up.

Have a smooth move!

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Old 06-03-2005, 11:44 PM   #6
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Hi Carolyn and all,

The big move is tomorrow, and at this point I look like road kill. But it will be worth it, my kitchen is already out there. Anyone who wants to help unload is welcome. Brats will be cooking, and lots of other goodies for all the kind people who are helping.

I'll be offline till we get our crummy dial-up going, so I'll be back when I'm back!

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Old 06-17-2005, 12:09 AM   #7
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It's simply too beautiful here! Today I watched eagles soaring in the sky above our house, they were low so I got a good view. Hummingbirds are outside my kitchen window; I have to get the feeder up. So far my studio is almost all set up, but I'm having a hard time staying inside to paint even if I am surrounded by windows.

Here is the view I get every day in the back yard (outside the studio).

And the second shot is after a major storm. The thunder rolls and echos down the valleys. The Gods are definitely bowling!

There is too much new art on the board to reply to right now, but I'll get to it. New people, and honors for so many, Wow!

Jean

ps, I am having a problem uploading pictures, I'll try again tommorow after checking this out. Dial-up sucks.
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Old 06-17-2005, 08:25 AM   #8
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Sweet Inspiration!!

Welcome Home, Jean!!!
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Old 06-21-2005, 01:19 PM   #9
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Hi Jean,
how about doing some small plein air
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Old 06-21-2005, 05:33 PM   #10
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Hi Pat,

Yes, I'm definitely home.

I finally have the studio set up, and am painting again. Still alot of unpacking to do, but it will get done as it's necessary. I love it here.

Hi Allan, I will be doing some plein air work here, I can't wait till fall! The trees will be outstanding. I was thinking of doing the same area in different seasons, probably the view to the pasture. I've started doing some photography to see how the light is in different areas of the house and outside. I'm posting one I took yesterday, I have blown out highlights but the figure turned out okay. The ptoblem is finding people to model, it's just me and all the animals right now. That will change soon.

I finally found a young woman who will pose nude for me. Now I can even promise privacy!

Here's my studio, it's so big that I decided to share it with my husband, so I get 75% and he gets to have the tv in front of the couch . I can live with that as I get the room all day, sports suck though!

Jean

ps. Again I'm having some problems uploading. I'll try the rest in a few minutes.
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