Thursday, May 7, 2009

Very Stressful Times At Work - I Need Air

This is the end of my employers 4th quarter, which means that there is a push to close all product demos and sales opportunities. I have been so busy that I have been really unable to concentrate on painting anything. I just completed large projects for the Veterans Administration and the US Senate, which has commanded a large amount of my time. However, there is some blue sky ahead as the quarter ends May 31. Hopefully, after that time things will get back to normal.

Just recently I had to travel to New York City for business and decided while there to take advantage of everything they had to offer. Now in my book that means shopping and going to Broadway musicals. So I did. I hit Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Etro, Saks, etc. I came back with new clothes for sure. I also purchased tickets for the Broadway musicals Wicked and Hair. I have seen Wicked before but decided to go again since I was able to purchase a ticket. Now for Hair, there is a little story behind that show. In 1969, I saw Hair on Broadway and danced on stage with cast at the end of the show (you are invited up to dance with the cast during the closing number). That show was a major part of my life so when I saw that it was on Broadway again as a new Revival, I had to go. Both shows I enjoyed tremendously and am now really looking forward to my London trip in September as I plan to attend a couple shows in the West End. Ok, Ok, my feet are now killing me from all the walking and shopping, but it was a little relaxing and a lot of fun.

I noticed on the Heritage forum site yesterday that David had posted some pictures of additional lessons that will be featured in the new Heritage Educational System. I just had to post them here as I really like the finished results and am really looking forward to when the courses will be available to the general public. I keep bugging poor Paul about taking his classes knowing full well that they are not available just yet. I am just ready to get involved and from the pictures that David is posting, I like what I see and can't wait to get involved. I am kind of a strange individual, I think, as things have to grab my eye for me to want to get involved. In this case, it is pieces from the new modules. They are very visually pleasing to the eye, at least my eye. Anyway, take a look at the pictures of the pieces above. I think anyone would like to learn to paint these pieces. I think the artists a putting together an great new program. The only program that I see, at the moment, is the wait. But the fall will be here before we know it and we can all pull out the brushes for participation in the new program. I am definitely looking forward to starting.

Anyway, back to my original thought, these are very busy times at the moment and I am hoping to get back in the painting mode really soon. In the meantime, I will try to keep everyone informed as to what is going on with my painting and with the new Heritage products and educational system, as news becomes available. Until the next time, HAPPY PAINTING!!!!!


  1. Hi David!

    Sounds like you had an amazing time in, I'm so jealous...I love the music in Hair and I've never seen Wicked, but have heard it is wonderful.

    Thanks so much for posting the photos of the new manual. It means the world to all of us on the Heritage team to see you excited about the new program.

    Keep bugging Paul...LOL he needs bugging once in a while...besides, its fun! LOL

    Georgia Dawbon

  2. Hi David,

    I too would like to thank you for posting the photos of the new manual - we are looking forward to teaching the new lessons!

    You will like the West End in London. Dean and I attended three musicals in three nights when we were there in 2000 - The Lion King, Chicago and my favourite Les Miserables!

    September is a great time weather wise in the UK (usually) LOL!!

    Hazel Anthony
    Heritage Designer

  3. I re-live the night I saw Wicked at the Pantages Theater (fully restored to its Art Deco glamor). It was amazing and wonderful. I was a bit young for Hair but I would have danced onstage too ~ LOL. It caused lots of 'commotion' in my house as I remember.

    Kind regards,
    Amber Hall