We made it to Virginia!

We made it to Virginia!

Well as you all know, we were heading to VA and we made it late last month {June} and we are loving every moment.

We’ve really been settling in very well. We’ve made new friends, done a lot of family fun activities such as mountain climbing, baseball game going, friday fun nights with different community activities, attended the Salem Fair and judged the student artshow and so much more!! As we are a very busy and happy family! We have been discovering Salem and Roanoke the best to our abilities. The kids have already had summer camps and everything! So as you can tell, it’s been a busy summer already around here.

I also have my artwork for sale in 2 new local locations!!  I will be posting those very soon too.

We also have been working very hard finding a location to put our artcenter into. It’s going to be small in the beginning, however, it’s going to deliver a large impact! We are very excited about this Journey.

There will be Homeschool Art Lessons, Adult lessons, Private Lessons, After school lessons and everything in between!! Keep up to date by signing up for our newsletters. http://artsinwonderland.us2.list-manage1.com/subscribe?u=c79c2410222a91970dc1a3905&id=2fbb1a0a76

Thank you all for being a part of our Journey! We feel we are very blessed. With our new move to Salem, Va we feel like we are home.

Joe Palotas

Awe, the life of a working artist!! Ramblings …

Yep, the title says it all!    I am really enjoying my job these days.   I guess you could say I hold a position at the circus, that is with all of the juggling I’ve been doing 🙂    …. Ok, ice has been broken, time for me to tell you what’s been going on.

I’ve been so inspired on this new children’s book that I was asked to illustrate, that I’ve been getting all of my other work done on time, so I can spend some good time on doing/illustrating a page a night.   I’ve got plenty of time to finish the book, but I am just having so much dog gone fun, that it’s hard to stop.   “See some in the works pictures on my Facebook Page”  “Sign up for my Newsletter’s to be one of the 1st’s to Know about the release”

Finally have completed my 5 Elements painting, boy that was a beautiful chore and Turned out beautiful.   It just took much longer than I thought it would, you win some you lose some.  Final pictures coming soon on FB!

The “Charmed Heart” idea, that the Art Center Manatee wants me to do for my workshop has done pretty good with “online” purchases – so thank you for your support on this …. we will see if anyone show’s up for my workshop … lol 🙂     And there is still time for your to get your Custom “Charmed Heart” – Click here

I have also been enjoying the continues custom commission from everything from the “Charmed Heart” to Family Drawings to Pets to very creative out of the box ideas ……  Thank you ALL for your Support!

Classes have been a ton of fun!!   Really enjoy teaching my drawing classes.  I think next semester I am going to only teach drawing classes … what do you think? And keep my painting styles to myself 🙂   Makes it a little bit easier to balance my time with my commission paintings this way. (Want to Join My Classes, see Lists here)

I’ve got another show coming up in February that I am actually prepared for, supposed to have 10 “Original” Pieces of Art, low and behold I do, I didn’t think I would.  I am not planning on selling anything, but it’s a really neat venue and it’s really cool that I was invited to participate.  It was one of the first show’s I heard about when I joined the artcenter in June of last year, and asked to be put onto the list!   (Click here to see Events)

I am involved in my first paint around, february 12th, that’s pretty cool!   Because I get to paint with 5 other very talented artists, that I respect and look up to, so keep your fingers crossed, hopefully I don’t ruin their paintings … lol … (( Want to Come Watch – Click here for Event Schedule)

Other than that I entered another exhibit, that I didn’t win anything on, so I took that personality, BUT I got over it!

I am really excited to see how my wife is really blooming in her new work, she is an extremely brilliant and lovely lady that I adore, and she keeps me inspired daily.(Click to see her website)

I am such a lucky guy to have a whole bunch of stuff to blog about 🙂   Maybe I should do it more often, BUT I’ve been so busy … I will post more often on my blog, that’s why I have it.  Even if I am just keeping it real, like this blog ….. you like that don’t you??

So that’s what’s up in a nut shell ….  (Joke via Dave Letterman – Hey I heard it was so cold in New York that the squirrels had to put salt on their nuts …. LMAO) sorry had to do it 🙂

Good Night World … Thank you for following my Journey …..

Joseph Palotas

Fine Artist