Archive for August, 2009

Good Friday Morning!  It’s one week away.  


The Island Art Gallery Grand Re-Opening in it’s new location!                    

The Village Shops

Hwy 17

Pawleys Island, SC

September 4, 2009  6-8:30pm






And I have finished another painting, started another and have some interesting projects in the studio!







Morning Light

Oil on Canvas

20 x 24 Framed








The new painting I have started is this wonderful sky scape:



I have just started this one along with two projects in the studio!

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David, above is added leg extensions to the legs of bed frames.

I am putting the prime coat on these cornices that will be finished in a crocodile faux finish.  Here’s the sample:


This is an amazing project.  40 feet of cornice finished like the above.  I’ll bring you progress reports as it unfolds.

It’s going to be so cool!

Thanks for stopping by.  Please feel free to comment or ask questions on any of my posts or projects!  

Smile and Bless Someone Today!


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Bay Watch

Oil on canvas

Framed Size Approximately 20″ x 24″


Can be purchased online on My Etsy Shop or at The Island Art Gallery in Pawleys Island, SC



New frames make enhance these White Egret paintings…


White Egret 2

Acrylic on Canvas

Approximate Framed Size 18″ X 15″


Can be purchased online on My Etsy Shop or at The Island Art Gallery in Pawleys Island, SC




White Egret 1

Acrylic on Canvas

Textured with palette knife

Approximate Framed Size 18″ x 15″


Can be purchased online on My Etsy Shop or at The Island Art Gallery in Pawleys Island, SC



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Whew!  We are getting there.  Today I am pooped!  Who knew there is so much work to do!

Here are some more in progress pictures:


Betsy son, Luke, and their baby Weezie, working hard and making faces!

Betsy's son, Luke, and their baby Weezie, working hard and making faces!

Jim hard at it as always, what a mess!

Jim hard at it as always, what a mess!


Betsy added lights to show off everyone's work.

Betsy added lights to show off everyone's work.

Just one section of the workroom we will be painting LIVE AND IN PERSON!

Just one section of the workroom we will be painting LIVE AND IN PERSON!


The old Island Art Gallery sign....

The old Island Art Gallery sign....

The new building at our new location...

The new building at our new location...

Just south of The Hammock Shops, Hwy 17, Pawleys Island, SC

Just south of The Hammock Shops, Hwy 17, Pawleys Island, SC

Betsy is working on the sign today, we still have a few more things to move, tags, set up classroom, clean up….

Will it ever end?

Ya’ll stop by and see us at the new location!  Doors are open now.

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I took an art class from our very own Betsy McDonald at the Island Art Gallery this last week.  A busy week of painting and moving the gallery to it’s new home!

Here are some picks of the class!





I am finishing my paintings today and will try out some frames later.  

They are 16 x 20 Oil

They will be available for purchase at the Island Art Gallery and online http://carlaschuchman.etsy.com

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We are so excited to be moving to a new and better location.  We will be moving to The Village Shops just south of The Hammock Shops on Hwy 17, Pawleys Island.  

I have been there helping owners/artists, Jim Nelson and Betsy McDonald with the renovations and the move.

Here is what you can see so far….



  Here’s Jim peeking out one of the soon to be demo’d rooms….










Here is the back room will all the walls down!  This will be the new classroom.


I believe we will be able to have 10 students in one class!


I am putting together several classes that will be available soon!  




     And some of the possible injuries that can happen during demo…

     I’m okay, but those little birders were just cute.


Then we begin the move….





I’ll bring you more updates soon!

Thanks for stopping in!

Check out my other sites to see what else I am up to……..




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This was sent to me by a dear friend and I wanted to share it with the world.  Share it with yours!



Please Read all the way to the bottom: If you will take the time to read these. I promise you’ll come away with an enlightened perspective. The subjects covered affect us all on a daily basis:

They’re written by Andy Rooney, a man who has the gift of saying so much with so few words. Enjoy…….. 

I’ve learned…. That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.. 

I’ve learned…. That when you’re in love, it shows. 

I’ve learned….20That just one person saying to me, ‘You’ve made my day!’ makes my day. 

I’ve learned…. That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.** 

I’ve learned…. That being kind is more important than being right.**

I’ve learned…. That you should never say no to a gift from a child. 

I’ve learned …. That I can always pray for someone when I don’t have the strength to help him in some other way. 

I’ve learned…. That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with. 

I’ve learned…. That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand. 

I’ve learned….. That simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult. 

I’ve learned…. That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes. 

I’ve learned….. That we should be glad God doesn’t give us everything we ask for. 

I’ve learned….. That money doesn’t buy class. 

I’ve learned…. That it’s those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular. 

I’ve learned… That under everyone’s hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved. 

I’ve learned….. That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.. 

I ‘ve learned..
.. That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you. 

I’ve learned….. That love, not time, heals all wounds.**

I’ve learned…. That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am. 

I’ve learned…. That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile. 

I’ve learned…. That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.***

I’ve learned … That life is tough, but I’m tougher. 

I’ve learned… That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss. 

I’ve learned…. That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere. 

I’ve learned… That I wish I could have told my Dad  and Mom that I love them  one more time before they passed away. ***

I’ve learned …. That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them. 

I’ve learned…. That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks. 

I’ve learned…. That when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his little fist, that you’re hooked for life. ****

I’ve learned…. That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it. 

I’ve learned…. That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.

To all of you…. Make sure you read all the way down to the last sentence.

It’s National Friendship Week. Show your friends how much you care. Send this to everyone you consider a FRIEND, even if it means sending it back to the person who sent it to you. If it comes back to you, then you’ll know you have a circle of friends. HAPPY FRIENDSHIP WEEK TO YOU!!!!!! YOU ARE MY FRIEND AND I AM HONORED!

 Now send this to every friend you have!! And to your family. This was sent to me by a very dear friend

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I find myself today, and the day before, well, and the day before, needing desperately to be in my Fathers lap.  It is here where I find refuge, safety, love and the renewing power to continue to move forward in a world that seems to pull out all stops to keep me stuck. Thank You Lord for your unending, unconditional love, compassion, grace and mercy.  I love You, and I need You.

Prints are available now!

Open ended print on quality archival paper.
Mounted on foam core board and in high quality protective sleeve.
10″ X 13 3/8″ printed area. Signed by me, the artist!

$25.00 each.  Go to http://carlaschuchman.etsy.com  or just click on the picture below!




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