Sunday, May 25, 2014

My word for this past week for my "A Weekly Word" for 2014 was FAMILY!!

It's been a bit of a rough week.
I won't bore you with the details but with lots of prayers, open dialogue and lots of love we know it will all work out in the end.

My family means the world to me and I truly am blessed with an amazing family and married into an amazing family! Do we have issues - absolutely! Are we all different - certainly! One thing for sure is though - we respect each other, love each other and we're always there for the each other!!

I have also been blessed with a family of painting friends!! Am blessed with students that love to continue learning from me!! They are my family, my friends and am truly an honored to have each and every one of them in my life. Am blessed and honored to be a part of this industry and have so enjoyed getting to meet artists that I've admired for so long!!

Hope you have a wonderful week!! It's gonna be a busy one getting ready for some private classes, workshops and June classes all coming up very soon!!
Looking forward to spending the Memorial Day Holiday though with my boys!! Appreciate so much all the sacrifices of those men and women that have fought for our freedoms!!


Saturday, May 17, 2014

My ~ A Weekly Word for this week  ~ HAPPY!! It sure did not disappoint as it has been such a HAPPY week!!

I had a fabulous week and it just kept getting better and better!
I found out that my class at the HOOT Painting Convention sold out so they increased the class to 50 which is AMAZING and scary at the same time!! I wasn't nervous but I am a tad bit now!! More than nervous though, I'm honored and humbled that people liked my project enough to sign up for the class! Yes, I do still doubt myself and my work at times and as frustrating as it is things like this that validate it make me more than HAPPY!!

I also got a package with 31 different Dynasty Brushes from an amazing brush company!! Can't wait to use them ALL and share with you everything about them!!! I had my Sandy McTier Designs FB first giveaway and loved all the shares, likes, comments, and overall sweet LOVE that everyone showed me these last couple of weeks!!

On the family front, we were so happy that our two sons away at college finished the year with great grades ~ one remaining in the Honors Program and the other so well he was invited to the Honors Program. We attended our youngest sons Awards Ceremony and he was given many honors for his grades and will be finishing his Junior year at High School still at the top of his class which is awesome! He is so funny and reminds me so much of my husband! He gets it done! He is pretty organized and focused on what he wants and right now he says that is finishing first or second in his class as a Senior! 

Happy that my hubby is able to spend some time with his siblings and parents this weekend! I wish I could be there too - too many deadlines/orders that need to be filled (which makes me HAPPY - don't get me wrong)!! Still trying to figure out that happy medium of work and time off and fitting it all in!!

Hope you had a very HAPPY week and weekend!
Don't WORRY be HAPPY!!


Monday, May 12, 2014

My word for last week was INSPIRE!!

There are so many things that INSPIRE me! Things and people that INSPIRE me to be a better Christian. Things that INSPIRE me to be a better wife and mother! Things that INSPIRE me to be a better friend!
The Mothers in my life INSPIRE me!
My Faith inspires me with all the above!!

When it comes to my ART ~ oh my what doesn't inspire my ART! The beauty of flowers, birds, and COLOR just to name a few!!

I received the sweetest note from a student not to long again thanking me for inspiring her and unleashing a creative side she thought might be there and wanted to be there but wasn't sure if it was there! IT is there and she just needed a little guidance and assistance and it's been awesome to see her growth in such a short time! My students inspire me just as much if not more than they tell me I inspire them!

What inspired you this past week?
Hope you have a great week!

Here is my word for this next week ~

Have a great week and BE HAPPY!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

My word for the last week in April was ~ RISKS

I blogged just before this post about meeting my husband on a blind date and I hope you had a chance to read that!! Talk about taking a RISK! Certainly one that paid off because I'm one happy and blessed girl!!

I actually took many RISKS in business as well over the last couple of months - putting some things out there and understanding that the worst that could happen is the answer could be NO! So far they're looking really good - waiting to hear about some and trying to be patient but in the end - RISKS mean I'm taking that LEAP OF FAITH! Trusting my God will catch me if I fall!

What I realized is RISKS mean so many of my other A Weekly Word words - it means MOVEMENT! It means I've taken ACTION on something and I think anytime you do that in business and do it with what I try to do - a servants heart - you'll be rewarded!

My next word for this first full week of May is INSPIRE!! Will blog about how this word showed up in my life and art on Friday or Saturday.  Hope you took a leap of Faith and took some RISKS in your life this week that were good, meaningful and hopefully a bit of FUN too!!

Have a blessed day! Sandy