Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sweet Home Chicago

It has been an exciting time for SMOCK and SMOCKid.  The calendar is filling up with reservations!  
Most recently, a young lady wanted a Chicago themed SMOCK party for her birthday.  Check out the pictures from the party and the smiles on their faces.

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xoxo, SMOCK you

Friday, April 10, 2015

Blossoming Trees...Girls' Night In

The first SMOCK party of the season brought a little color
 to the dreary landscape of Chicago-land.   The theme for this Girls' Night In was "Expressive Trees", which ultimately became beautiful blossoming trees of spring. 

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

SMocKin' with the Thetas....


It seems like forever since the last post and many SMocK parties ago, but SMocKin' is still going strong!
Just recently, I had the wonderful opportunity to hang out and paint with some great ladies who a part of the same sorority, from across the midwest region.
Long time sisters get together once a month to catch up, reminisce and take care of some Theta business.
Being the Theta pansies, their paintings reflected their dedication and support of their sorority.


Thank you Thetas!
xoxo, SMocK you.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

My SMocKing Self

What's a girl to do for her birthday?  Invite her friends over for brunch and painting!

It was a rather dreary Memorial Day, but that did not stop the party.  
The theme was self-portraits and we did our best in the two hours we had to create paintings that represented our unique personalities....even if they were "-ish".

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Sunday, March 31, 2013

A SMocKing Good Time....

Blooms and Blooms of Spring in Chicago.....
 The latest SMocK party celebrated and rounded off one year of SMocKing. 
Seasoned SMocKers and their BFFs spent a sunny, warm Saturday painting fanciful, expressive blooms of flowers.  This theme really offered the flexibility to just enjoy the process of painting and relax with friends.  In the end, all participants went home with something they were proud of!

 see you soon!
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xoxo, SMocK you.

Monday, March 25, 2013

SMocKing for the ART badge....

A couple of weeks ago I had a wonderful experience of helping out a Girl Scout troop earn their art badge!  It was a abbreviated SMocK session but in the end 11 Girl Scouts created still life-ish paintings of flowers in a vase.  I mention "ish" because although we are amazing artists, sometimes enjoying the process is more important than painting 'flowers in a vase'.  So, we swirled, we twirled, we scooped and even painted with twigs!

This wonderful organization has been inspiring young girls for over 100 years, building courage, self-esteem and pride for who they are as young ladies.  It was my own special treat to SMocK 'em and be a part of their journey.

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see you soon!

xoxo, SMocK you.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

SMocKing on a snowy day in Chicago....


It's a snowy day in Chicago and the schools declared a snow day.  After sippin' on some coffee and catching up on some school work, I decided to declare a painting day.  Aside from the blizzard outside my windows, I know spring is just around the corner...or corners.  To get into the spirit the, slowly, upcoming season, of bright blooms, fanciful colors and a Spring SMocK Party, I decided to pull out some smaller canvases and paint blooms in simple vases.
These little paintings are 8x10 canvas done with acrylic paint and compeleted in order of sequence.

make something.

xoxo, SMocK you.