Link to Interview with Jan Lewis https://youtu.be/fVwFJqBNQkM
Several weeks ago, I was contacted by Jan Lewis, Host, of “Be My Guest!” to appear on her show and discuss my finger painting for Adults Program called “Safari” and share some of my artwork as well. “Be my Guest” is filmed and taped in Upton, MA and is ½ hour in length. To access the show, go to uptonma.gov and once on the site, scroll down and click Video Streaming and click onto “Be my Guest”. There are many episodes on line, 24/7 with a wide variety of guests from New England and beyond.
We spoke again by phone, and I accepted Jan’s invitation to appear on Be My Guest August 2. The show was very comfortable and casual, and we discussed many of my finger paintings that I brought along to share with her audience. We then talked about how many senior centers in the area could benefit from such an activity because of the health rewards associated with the activity. Great time and looking forward to an encore soon! Thanks Jan!
On Sunday, August 6 Steve and I were off again to present another Different Strokes Painting Program at Tower Hill in Boylston, MA called Celebration of Color. This three hour program began with a quick stroll through the patio area of Tower Hill to view our subject matter up close and personal. Then it was back inside to recreate our masterpiece. We all engaged in a series of warm up exercises designed to get those creative juices flowing, followed by step-by-step instructions on how to capture the shapes, textures, and colors of our composition. At some points, you could hear a pin drop because the concentration was so intense. By the end, everyone could see their paintings coming together, and then it was time for a real Celebration of Color with a photoshoot of the finished product. Great Job Everyone!
Saturday, August 5 my husband Steve and I headed out to present our Different Strokes Painting Program at a Bridal Shower held in Ellington, Ct. The event was hosted by Katherine Cederberg for her daughter, and she selected the “Tropical Paradise” painting for the group to recreate. After making our way through some very challenging weather, we finally arrived at a beautiful little church around the corner from a lovely lake in Ellington. Great group of people in a charming setting, and we wish the bride much success with her up-coming wedding!