Monday, May 20, 2013

Sunset Boulevard and LWS International News

"Sunset Boulevard" 6" x9" watercolor by Carrie Waller
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"Sunset Boulevard"the next to last in my bottle series, for now:))  I just love that little honey jar.  It picked up so many different colors in each painting.  Next week I'll be sharing my last jar painting and then I'm not sure what I'm going to paint.  I have a few ideas running around my head.

Then we'll be moving to a new house up the street.  One of the draw backs of the military life is because you move so much buying a house really isn't an option.  We have bought and sold 1 time when we lived in Charleston, SC.  It was a great experience and we sold and made a profit at the beginning of the real estate debacle.  But it was honestly one of the most nerve wracking experiences, so we have decided not to buy again until we are in one place more than 18 mos - 2 yrs.   Which brings us to our current situation our current landlords (military also) sold our house--even though it wasn't on the market.  So we have to move in the middle of one of our moves.  This will be the first time that we have to pack it all up and move it ourselves.  I'm really hoping that because we are just moving up the street that it won't be too much of an endeavor.  I'll keep you posted:)
"Going Green" received 2nd place at the LWS 43rd International Exhibition
I also have some exciting news.  I attended the Louisiana Watercolor Society's 43rd International Exhibit.  I was really excited because this is my 3rd year entering and 3rd year that I was accepted which meant I achieved signature status.  So I am now Carrie Waller,  LWS:)  Achieving signature status was thrilling on it's own, but I also placed 2nd in the exhibition.  I was bowled over by this. The caliber of work is astonishing and to have one of the top awards is just baffling to me.  I'm grateful and exited.  For me entering these competitions gives me a push and motivates me.  I just absolutely love watercolor and painting!!



  1. Congratulations Carrie!!! Well deserved, this is such a lovely painting!

  2. Such great news! You are so sweet to share all your news and all your fans are supporting you :) I hope your move goes smoothly. I love your paintings and the shows on AHA with you are great. Im a big fan :)

  3. I really love your glass work!!!! Congratulations on your
    award and signature status.

  4. Carrie, a well deserved honor and award! Congratulations, you are very inspiring!

  5. Congratulations on your signature status, Carrie. I too love the honey jar in your Sunset Boulevard piece. And congratulations on your win too!

  6. How exciting for you to receive your signature status Carrie! I just attended the Don Andrew's demo at National Watercolor Society and was able to see your painting in person. It's amazing! They haven't hung the show yet so I was looking at it propped against the wall but I will return next month to see the show and will be able to check it out more closely. I hope you get an award.

  7. Congrats Carrie - big things coming your way!

  8. Gosh Carrie - So many wonderful things have happened to you since I began following a few years ago. And I am thrilled for you! I am so pleased to be able to follow your progression! And it is SO well deserved - you work so hard for your achievements :0)
    I'll be sorry to see your final glass painting - they have been STUNNING!!!! And I can't wait to see what comes next :0)
    Good luck with the move - My fingers are crossed that it all goes smoothly for you :0)

  9. Congradulations on your signature status, Carrie! It is a most well-deserved recognition of your work.