Monday, November 04, 2013

It is all Golden! Plus a contest!!

CONTEST IS OVER
JANE MARTIN is our Winner, WOO HOO!!!!!
The delinquent blogger has been having a lot of fun lately.
First of all, I was selected to attend training to become a Golden Artist Educator. You know, Golden Artist Colors!?! Oh be still my heart, this was truly a dream come true. From the moment I was first introduced to their paints 13 years ago, I have been smitten.  To experience this kind of in depth training was a 'pinch me' moment.
And the training did not disappoint.
Oh my, oh my.
The workshop was held in New Orleans and Patti Brady was our teacher. We worked hard, but also played a bit (ok, maybe more that 'a bit'). Fun, fun, fun, there is nothing quite like visiting a great city and viewing it through the collective eyes of other artists. I caught up with old friends, like Traci Bautista and met new friends, Joan Fullerton and Randall Hasson. We shared a table during the training so I feel an extra special bond with them, honestly we had so many laughs there were times I thought I might pee my pants. Here is a picture of all of us.
Joan Fullerton, Traci Bautista, Randall Hasson, me
My brain is possibly on overload (it's a good thing), I learned SO much, tons of ways to use the variety of paints, from High Flow to Fluids to Heavy Body to Open Acrylic, I fell in love with all of them for different reasons. And the mediums. Whew! I will be exploring for months to come, but suffice to say you can count on seeing a lot of new techniques in my workshops next year.

You will undoubtedly hear me talk more (and more and more) about this training as time passes because it was a huge event for me. Hard to put into words really - as a self trained artist, to be part of an endeavor such as this was B-I-G. I feel validated in a way that is new for me. And I know that my artistic path is moving into new uncharted territory, I can feel it in my bones. I really can't wait to share this with all of you.
More sites, plus me with Patti Brady and a gang of us in the back of Thomas Mann's cargo van, hehehe.
So, in honor of my brilliant teacher, Patti Brady, (I adored her, can you tell??) I would like to give away a copy of her book! I have owned this book since it came out and have read it cover to cover word for word which is unprecedented for me as I often simply look at the pictures. This is a book that needs to be in the library of any serious acrylic mixed media painter. It is really that good. She gave us each a copy at the end of training and it is this new copy that I will give away to one reader.
Leave me a comment below and I will draw a random name on 11/11/13.

66 comments:

  1. Hope to somehow join you in one of your classes next year and reap the benefits of your wonderful training. Golden Paints are the best of the best!

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  2. So excited for you and proud of you, Mary Beth! This is so huge and wonderful! Congratulations on your Golden training!!

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  3. Oh MaryBeth! Pick Me! Pick Me! I can't wait to hear the more and more part! I am so happy for you! Thanks so much. xoxo

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  4. That book is on my wish list! The Golden training sounds wonderful, congratulations!

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  5. please come back to random Arts and teach me some more wonderful "stuff'!! can't wait to see what you learned!

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  6. Congratulations on the honor of attending the Golden Training. I too love their products and would love to win Patti's book. As I learn more and more about using various forms of media, I experience a joy that cannot be described. Take care

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  7. Golden products are my favorite and the best. I would love to have the opportunity to attend a workshop. Since that is not an option, the book would be well used.

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  8. I applaud you for taking risks, opening new artistic doors, and always sharing with your friends, fans, and students! Can hardly wait to see what you do with your new techniques and use of Golden products.

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  9. Sounds like a life-altering experience! For your Art Life, at least. So great to see you continue to grow; you're my favorite teacher and this should really step things up a notch (or 2) (or more).

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  10. Patti is one of my heroes. I would LOVE her book. So nice to see some of these great artists being Golden artists now. Thanks, MB

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  11. I'd love to have this book. As I am just now returning to my art after a 3 year hiatus to handle life, it would be such a treat. Love your work MaryBeth. Happy you got to play.

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  12. I would LOVE to have Patti's newest book. Golden is my favorite company for paint, mediums, etc. MB, glad you were able to participate in the Golden program!!

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  13. I'll leave a comment but I have Patti's book and it is phenomenal, so take me out of the mix for that. Glad you had a wonderful week down there. I am looking forward to seeing and hearing more about it!!!!! Uncharted territory is awesome. Think of yourself as a pioneer settler heading west. Miss you....

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  14. so happy that you had a great time and learned so much. and now a giveaway. yipee. thanks for the chance to win and looking forward to you teaching all of us what you learned. xoxo

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  15. So happy and excited for you, Mary Beth! So much goodness to share. Thanks for the chance !

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  16. Can't wait to hear more and see new techniques from you! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  17. Wonderful opportunity for you! Congrats! I will check out the book (if I don't win!), so thanks for passing along the info and can't wait for you to share the new techniques.

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  18. Your pictures from the workshop and what you wrote about your experience is inspiring me to pick up my acrylics again! Thanks for sharing, and for the chance to win!

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  19. Ok, I know I just commented and I'm truly not trying to increase my chances of winning, but I just checked Patti out and her address says Greenville, SC, which is where I lived for 8 years! I now live only 1.5 hours from there! I hope she does classes, because I would drive there to take them!

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  20. Your training sounds so wonderful. I had a one-hour free training with Golden's paints and it whetted my appetite for more. Some of those colors are so gorgeous you just want to lick them, y'know? Would love to win the book; thanks for the chance.

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  21. Oh what lucky you are, well I can't live with out my Golden Colors or Mediums, they work the best, and tried already a lot.

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  22. What an awesome experience this would be. Thank you.

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  23. I am so happy for you that you have had such a wonderful experience at the Golden training. And I envy you a bit, too! I look forward to hearing more as you process all you experienced there.
    Cindy P

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  24. How great for you to take this training. It is great stimulation for the "what if" of the mind.

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  25. Thanks for the inspiration! I'd love to win the book!

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  26. I would love a chance to win!

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  27. Sounds like a great book to have, your training time sounds fabulous.

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  28. Sounds like you had the most fabulous time. Thank you for the opportunity to win the book

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  29. Sounds like fun times. Thanks for chance to win.

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  30. Hooray for YOU!! I am SO excited for you - I know this was something you really wanted to do. I can't wait to learn even more great stuff from you.

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  31. Wow, how wonderful for you!!1 Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win this outstanding book!!!

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  32. This would be awesome to win! Can't wait to hear more of what you've learned about these amazing paints!!
    libbi4miti@sbcglobal.net

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  33. What an event! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

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  34. Congrats on a great art event! Can't wait to see your new work. Would love to win the book....more inspiration!!

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  35. Sounds like a great time creatively! count me in for the drawing-i love playing with paint and always glad to learn what stuff is
    really supposed to do :)

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  36. Wow congrats! Looks like a wonderful time.

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  37. What a great time you must have had and what an awesome gift. Thanks

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  38. What an awesome opportunity and experience! I look forward to your future posts revealing some new techniques and mediums.
    Thanks for the chance to win such a handy and informative book.

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  39. Wonderful all the way around and love having the privilege to enter !

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  40. Well, I am new... so a big thank you to introducing me to Golden! Their trainings look great! And Thank you for the great giveaway!

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  41. Just make sure your adventures next year include Random Arts in Saluda. I may even throw in a ZB.

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  42. Super sweet deal - leave a comment and may haps win a really great book! Please count me in and Thank YOU!

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  43. Have had the opportunity to attend a few workshops led by Golden Working Artists. They are great fun and so informative. They must be just as much fun to deliver. PS I had to return Patti's book to the library. Now I'm back on the waiting list...

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  44. Thank you, Mary Beth, for the opportunity. I would love to have a copy of Patti's book.

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  45. Have just recently discovered Golden Paints, looking forward to your posts on how to use them.

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  46. I'm smiling hearing your enthusiasm! I got to take a workshop with a Golden Artist Educator last year in NJ and learned so much about all the various paints and mediums... I can only imagine how much you took in in your full training... wow!!! What a fantastic experience!!

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  47. What a wonderful opportunity and boy oh boy am I excited for you to share some of what you learned! xo

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  48. I have the book as well and it is awesome. If my name is drawn I will gift the book forward to someone special. So glad you had such a great trip.

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  49. Just getting back into the studio and having such an inspirational book would be fantastic! Besides we need to keep it in St. Louis, don't we?

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  50. You sold me on Goldens when I took your class at Artfest 2012. I would love the opportunity to learn from you again--your work is gorgeous!

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  51. I have used goldenseal and been to a 4 hours demo with a licensed Golden instructor, it is really amazing, all the products and things to do. Been playing with techniques ever since!

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  52. Congrats! What an honor. I can't wait to get your book and take your new online classes next year

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  53. How exciting for you Mary Beth. I have many Golden products - but don't know how to use some of them. Can't wait for your tutorials.

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  54. sounds like it was an incredible experience, would love to see some of the techniques useful on your work.
    grace

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  55. I've only been introduced to Golden paints recently....but I'm smitten. Lucky you to be a 'Golden' girl. Most of my inspiration comes from art books and I'd love to get my hands on this one.

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  56. Would love a new addition to my library.

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  57. What a wonderful experience this must have been MB. I am a Golden lover myself and can only imagine just how amazing the training was!

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  58. Lucky you to be chosen for the Golden rep! Would love the book too :)

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  59. I love to learn and this book would be an awesome one!

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  60. I am looking forward to some of your workshops next year! And, of course, I'd love to win Patti Brady's book!

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  61. Wow...I would love to win this book =) Thanks for a chance !

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  62. Love Golden Paints!! I attended a workshop a couple of years ago taught by a Golden Working artist - what fun!!!!

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  63. I, too, luv Golden paints. I'm collecting and I am also collecting how to books! ;)

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  64. OOhhhh... this must have been so cool for you. What fun! Would love this book!

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  65. I brought some students to the Golden paint factory on a field trip in October! It was amazing! I feel in love with the products and the people there. I would love to win this book! It would inspire me to inspire my students (I teach art to high school students).

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