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Calligrahpy Y’all….Workshop in the Studio!

calligraphy2Do you love the look of all the latest handwritten fonts?

I do…and I’m super excited to get the chance to learn how and you can too with me!!

blackandwhiteCalligraphy Artist Maghon Walker, of All She Wrote Notes, will be coming to my in home studio February 12th from 6:30-8:30pm to hold a 2 hour Calligraphy Workshop for my guests! I’ve only got room for 10 so hurry and sign up NOW at the All She Wrote Notes Square Store!

Workshop includes:

– 2 hours of hands on instruction from calligrapher maghon walker
– calligraphy pen holder
– 1 calligraphy nib
– ink
– tracing paper
– practice guides
– surprises

and of course a change to hang out in the new Hueology Studio!!



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Closing out the year….

2015treeDid December happen??

I think it did?  I started out the month doing a kitchen cabinet job….completed a few custom jobs, somehow got my house decorated baking done, and all my shopping by December 25th!

December 26th I started working on the basement studio!!! Finally, after living in this house for a year I’m ready to turn it into a REAL life, open to the public, working studio!!!  I’m GIDDY!!!

studiobeforeThis photo was taken on August 4th, 2013…that is me standing in the workshop area of the basement on the day we first came to look at this house!  The day I started dreaming of having my very own heated and air conditioned workspace.  I had officially outgrown working in our 2 car garage year round.

In the past year I have done TONS of custom projects down here and this space has enabled my business to grow more than I could have imagined.  I’ve been very blessed this past year!

I’m closing out the last few weeks of 2014 working diligently to prepare this space to open up to meet with clients, work on projects and host Studio Nights and other events for YOU!  My goal is to provide you with a creative space to come and be inspired in and work on your own projects and share with others….or just hang out and drink wine!

2015 will also be dedicated to Kitchens.  I will be hosting monthly workshops for those of you who want to paint your own kitchen cabinets.  I will also be doing one kitchen a month for clients and will feature these monthly on the blog!

I’ve also been asked by the folks at Urban Compass to participate in a blogger project called Starter Stories.  Urban Compass is a super cool new website designed to connect those looking for NYC Apartments to their perfect place and neighborhood based on their personality.  I like the concept because your personality really does determine the dwelling and location of your dwelling that is right for you….whether it be in NYC or in the middle of a corn field!

Phew…that is a lot going on for 2015…but I’m ready!!  I leave you with a sneak peak of some things going on in the official Hueology Studio

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Amazing how much just plain old paint can change EVERYTHING!!

Summer Chalk Paint® Classes at Total Bliss

Instructor M.J. Taylor 
Spend your Tuesday Mornings at Total Bliss this summer.  Each Tuesday from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm we will be teaching a class using Chalk Paint®.  We will also be teaching Chalk Paint® 101 and our newest class, The Next Step, on select Tuesday evenings!
July 2 – 10-12Painting Brass and Metals with Chalk Paint®
        Bring a medium sized metal or brass lamp and learn how to transform it in a few simple       steps.   $35
July 9 – 10-12Mixology
Expand your palette beyond the 30 premixed Chalk Paint® colors.  In this class we will explore    color, the color wheel, and how to mix custom paint colors.  $25
July 16 – 10-12Stencils
Come play with our stencils, brushes and stencil cremes.  $25
July 16 – 5-8pmChalk Paint® 101
Aug 6 –  5-8 pmLearn 4 techniques of paint application:  Smooth/Modern, Rustic, 2 color distressed, and Soft Gilded.  You will also learn distressing paint, and applying the Clear and Dark Soft Waxes to achieve different looks on your painted pieces.  All supplies for class are provided. You will leave with a full set of skills, sample boards and instruction guide. $165
Aug 20 – 10-12Kitchen Cabinets
Learn how to transform all types of cabinetry in your home with Chalk Paint®.  We will show you the proper way to prep, paint and finish your cabinets for a long lasting and durable finish. $95
Aug 27 5-8pmThe Next Step – Artisan Enhancements
This class is designed for the person who has mastered the basic Chalk Paint® techniques and is ready to move to a new level of finishes.  This is our debut class featuring a new line of products by Aloha Coatings called “Artisan Enhancements”.  This is a 3 hour class in which we will create 4 sample boards using this line of products.  $175
Private Lessons/Project Consultation
Don’t know where to start?  Having trouble deciding on color, texture, etc?  Book a private lesson/consultation with MJ.  She will custom design the lesson to your specific needs.  A typical consultation lasts 1-2 hours and guides you step by step through your particular project.  It also includes helping you decide all the supplies you will need for your project, and can include custom color mix recipes.  Pricing starts at $65
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Working the Work Shops!

Last week we rocked a serious amount of Chalk Paint® at Total Bliss!
We started last Sunday with a packed full {smile!} Chalk Paint® 101 Class.  Look how brilliant Antibes looks in my photo!  I upgraded to newly remodeled PicMonkey and I’m still trying to navigate my way around it, there is so much to choose from filter wise, etc.
We did 2 sessions of Work Book Club last Tuesday.  One at 10 am and another at 6 pm.  We did some serious mixing and recording of color in our Annie Sloan Work Books.  I gave each member an assignment….they had to custom create a signature color and record it on a sample board and name it!
We came up with some pretty combo’s….I hope to get a blog post up with all those!  My very favorite was French Linen and Paris Grey mixed together at a 1:1 ratio!!
We ended the week painting and stenciling old wooden trays!

I ended the week feeling so blessed that I met all these wonderful ladies who came to attend my Work Shops!

Annie Sloan Work Book Club

We hosted our first Work Book Club meeting at Total Bliss a few weeks ago!  Check out the Asian Style Colors!

Who says you have to use a paintbrush to paint with?
We got messy with our fingers as we worked with the bold, deep rich hues in the Asian Style Group.
We also talked about how to mix color and how to add Old White to any of these colors to get lighter versions of the original color.
One of our favorites was adding Old White to Arles to get a lovely softer yellow!
Everyone left SUPER excited about our next Work Book Club Meeting!

February 12th at 10 am and at 6 pm!