Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Somewhere Else

Hello dear friends! I just wanted to thank you all for your sweet comments about my recent accomplishment! Since completing my Ph.D. I've been trying to relax and enjoy the simple pleasures in life.  

After my dissertation defense, one of my best friends arranged for a paint night at a cute little Italian restaurant

The teacher took us through all the steps to make these beautiful cherry tree blossom paintings. 

I loved how different each of the paintings came out.

I also loved how happy and peaceful I felt through the process of creating my art. I would definitely recommend a paint night to anyone in need of a little artistic reboot.

Wishing you a cheery rest of your week!

~ Nel ~      


Susie said...

Hi Nel, Congrats on your great accomplishment. I love the paintings too. I love having art classes, to see how others will paint...they are all good and do look a bit different. Great job. Blessings sweet girl. Hugs to your mom, xoxo,Susie

Attic Clutter said...

OH I LOVE it Nel..!!
Hi Sheri..
hope all is going great for you (:)
love the roses banner !!


They do not have such things here. A paint night sounds lovely. Your cherry tree blossom paintings were delightful. I can almost smell the blossoms.

Kimberly~Nutbrown Cottage said...

Hi, Nel, nice to meet you! What a great idea to have a paint party! Sounds super fun!

Christine said...

beautiful! ;)

LoveT. said...

Hi Nel :)
What a beautiful piece of Art ,love the Colours! I´m sure it was a lot of Fun painting it :)

Lovely Greetings from Vienna <3

Lowcarb team member said...

Many congratulations to you - and that paint night sounds great. Really like those colours.

All the best Jan

Jennifer Wallace said...

Love the painting! balm for the spirit.

Great job!

Patricia said...

Congratulations on your fantastic PhD! The paint night looks like great fun, and the cherry tree pictures are gorgeous.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Nel,
You should be ever so proud of yourself.. Congratulation on your PhD..
Now this is my kind of night.
A paint night, and what a beautiful painting

Deserae said...

Congratulations on your accomplishment!!!!! The painting is the colors!

Ann said...

That is such a great accomplishment and all the hard work has finally paid off. Your Mom must be so ecstatic. Love those flower paintings.

Have a great day ahead ♥

Barbara Lilian said...

Congratulations Nel, I usually chat to Sheri. so say hello to her from me. I'm sure she is bubbling over with pride at your achievement , well done. What a fantastic way to relax spending an evening painting, all so good, I can almost smell the perfume from the beautiful blossom coming over my way to France .

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

What a lovely way to celebrate! Letting down your hair so to speak, after such a rigorous accomplishment is truly in order! Congratulations, Nel! Anita

Sola Scriptura said...

Such lovely paintings! There is something so cheerful about cherry blossoms.

La Petite Gallery said...

Congratulations, what an accomplishment.
Looks like a great place to celebrate.
Paintings are really wonderful.

angie said...

how sweet !!! I wish a wonderful weekend, dear greetings from angie from Germany

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Beautiful, I have heard of these paint classes, now I know my daughters and I need to take one! So proud of you and your, tenacity, intelligence, and you being you!

Riitta Sinikka said...

♥hello my dear friend! Love this! Happy Weekend! xxx Riitta♥

Susie Swanson said...

Beautiful work. Congrats on your great accomplishment. hope you have a nice weekend. xo

Dewena said...

Well done! I loved sharing in your mother's happiness and motherly pride over your huge accomplishment. I can't even begin to imagine all that it took and how very nice it must be to have finished it.

Beautiful result of your painting night too!

Doreen@househoneys said...

Stopping by from Poppy's to say 'hi'. I was seduced by the title of your current post and scrolled down to read more and simply had to comment on this one. I've been hearing so much lately about paint classes like this. One of the ladies in our community is going to organize one to take place on the beach (we are in a lake community). I've heard they're lots of fun.

I don't know what kind of Phd you received, but congratulations on this accomplishment Nel! (I'll be checking our more of your posts to see if I can find out.)

Rue said...

All three are beautiful.

A painting class sounds like a great time :)