Cindy Rodella-Purdy will be joining her artist friends in Studio 141 at Goldmark Cultural Center. Come by and do some holiday shopping. There will be jewelry, paintings, books and much more!
The Bed Ate My Sock! Book Signing
Cindy will be doing a book signing with her recent book. “The Bed Ate My Sock!” First 18 customers get a free pair of kids socks with the purchase of a book!
Vintage Bunny Daze Watercolors on Sale for the Holidays!
Bunny Daze original watercolors on Sale for the Holidays! Original Bunny Daze sells for $75 per watercolor. This Saturday we will be selling them at $35.00 or 2 Bunny Daze for $50. Makes a great holiday gift!
Goldmark Cultural Center for a November Art Walk on Saturday, November 17, from 12-4pm.
This event is free and open to the public.
1399 Goldmark Drive
Dallas TX 75240
Saturday, October 13th is Indie Author Day! This year I’m a participant and I’ll be at the Cozby Library and Community Commons / Coppell, TX with my new book “The Bed Ate My Sock” from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
I’ll have both soft and hardback available for sale. Stop by and get an autographed copy or just say Hi!
Saturday, October 13th
177 N Heartz Rd, Coppell, TX 75019
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
For years I’ve wanted to attend a Highlights Foundation retreat, but life just got in the way. I even scheduled one and had to cancel due to work. My friends kept telling me you have to go! This time I was determined to get there! I saw a posting for one called “Getting to know your Picture Book with Debbie Ohi.” It started with an online course in June and July then wrapped up in person in September at Highlights where Heidi Stemple, Lisa Cinelli, Rubin Pfeffer, Jake Bazel, and Kelly Light would join Debbie in guiding us through the retreat onsite. I was excited that Debbie was heading up the group because she comes from a tech geek girl background too! She is great, if you get to do a retreat with her don’t pass it up. You won’t be sorry!
I’ve always been comfortable with design and layout but shy when it came to my storytelling. I’ve got plenty of stories, but since I didn’t go to college for writing, I wasn’t as confident in putting my work out there. My SCBWI critique groups have helped me a lot in the last couple of years. I knew I needed to explore additional creative avenues for my growth and to get over my fears.
That is where Highlights changed my life. Did I mention I’m an introvert…I know…I know…you all are like right Cindy…You? Yep me, but that is for another blog post 😉
The guidance Debbie gave us online in June and July helped boost my confidence. When we got to Highlights in September, it was like we all knew each other already! We worked on our stories, and by the end of the weekend I stood up and shared it in front of the group. Thank goodness for podiums. Nobody saw my hands shaking and knees knocking. It felt GREAT!
We had a pretty big group as you can see here in the picture. By the end of the weekend, it felt like we were leaving camp with the hope of coming back again.
If you haven’t taken a retreat to Highlights, maybe this video will convince you otherwise. I forgot to mention that my husband John did an Un-Workshop and shot all this fantastic drone footage while we were there.
This year I participated in ArtCon13, also known as Art Conspiracy. I had participated years ago at ArtCon1 and ArtCon2. I would get super nervous about having to paint a complete painting in only one day. My good friend Jayme convinced me to put my name in this year. Since it was a random selection of 150 artists I figured I’d let the universe decide and I’d get over my fear by planning in advance. Below I show the stages of preparation I went through to get ready and produce my final painting. Due to personal reasons, I painted my painting off-site, but I did it on the specified day in the required 8 am to the 10 pm timeframe. I’m a big rule follower. Ask anyone 😉
Hope you enjoy seeing my process and I hope the new owners love it as much as I loved doing it.
Peace, Love, and Light Cin