Georgette Livingston
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  • Rancho Cordova, CA
  • United States

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Uploading an album to main page

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thaneeya McArdle Nov 3, 2014. 1 Reply

I keep seeing members uploading their albums (portfolios) to the main page -- how do I do that?READ MORE

ATC cards versus ACEO cards

Started this discussion. Last reply by christine stuart Sep 24, 2014. 2 Replies

As I specialize in ACEO's (miniature art cards 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" in size) I have been asked by several members of the Art Colony what the difference is between ACEOs and ATCs.  Basically as far as the…READ MORE

Elna's Birthday!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pat Aug 26, 2014. 3 Replies

Today is our own wonderful Elna's Birthday!  Happy Birthday beautiful lady.  Hope you day is fill with beauty and love! ♥READ MORE

 

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Bio/Profile

Writing a bio/profile has always been difficult for me because I'm a natural born introvert. I'm uncomfortable with publicity of any kind, yet over the years -- because of my chosen careers -- I've been challenged to open up.  So here goes.

First and foremost, I think this is one of the coolest sites in the Internet world of art. I joined last September (2013), posted a few paintings, and then zero-zip as I fell and broke my shoulder, and there were additional family issues.  And so now, I'm finally back, and somewhat in control!

I've been posting 5 images a day (the total amount allowed).  Please don't think that I paint that many a day! My total collection will include the last 8 years, when I officially began my art career. Before that, I was a writer.  I began my writing career in 1980 with a Berkley/Jove contract for three Romance novels to be completed by 1982.  I was over the moon!  I couldn't believe it was happening to me. For the next 13 years, I sold 32 novels (Romance, Mystery, Young Adult, Historical and Contemporary Women's fiction) to various publishing companies, and even had several books on the Waldenbooks Best Seller list, along with sales to many foreign countries.  Finally, the well ran dry.  I simply woke up one morning and realized I was exhausted. I retired in 1995, and never looked back ~~~~~ until a few months ago, when Amazon contacted me to let me know they had purchased all of my out of print books, and would be publishing them under various Amazon banners.  Once again I had contracts to sign and all the hoopla that goes with a new publishing contract. So that is where that stands, but this is about art!

After I retired from writing, art took over. I've loved creating art all my life -- I always seemed to have a pencil, crayon or chalk in my hand. In the mid 70's, I had a part-time job running the 'Birthday Room' at a nearby roller rink on Saturday mornings. On the long, far wall, I envisioned a mural filled with smiling kids wearing paper hats and eating birthday cake. I finally approached the owner regarding my idea, he gave me the okay, and actually paid me to do the job!  I was elated!  Took  a month, with me up on a ladder, but it was a job well done.  The mural stayed the wall for many years, until the owner finally sold the rink. And all those years later still found me up on ladders, as I continued to paint mostly bathroom and bedroom murals for family and friends.  In 1978/79, I took up art in earnest for a couple of years.  I worked with oils ~~ even took a couple of classes.  I learned how to paint an onion (I'll post that sometime in the future when I can get up the nerve) ~~ and how to paint a barnyard scene.  Yikes!  At that point, I almost tossed in the towel, filled with all my art supplies! I was NOT a good student, and decided no more art classes for me.  From then on, and as it still stands today, I am self taught.

Moving on ~~~

In 2005, I began painting 'just for me'.  Stuff that I wanted to do, and eventually, it turned into a very rewarding career. I have an eBay store where I sell my art -- georgl95741 -- Georgette's Art & Other Treasures, the other treasures can be anything that strikes my fancy.  I also have a few pieces on Zazzle and Etsy, and I'm affiliated with EBSQ and Art Wanted and the Sacchi Gallery in London.  You can also find me on Facebook and Pinterest.

Before I close, some personal info.  I am an 80-year-old widow.  I am the mother of four, step mother to three, grandmother of five, and great grandmother of eleven.  I am a foodie, adore Johnny Depp, NCIS, the Food Network and golf tournaments on TV, both the LPGA and the PGA.  Thank you all for your support, kind words and encouragement!!

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At 7:43pm on August 8, 2015, Lisa Nearhood said…

Love your work

At 10:35pm on July 31, 2015, Kristina Mikkelson Casanova said…

Georgette have missed you and your wonderful work  get well and come back.

At 10:24pm on July 31, 2015, michele josiane martin said…

g, rest up well my dear, i forgot to say, and eat fruit, i think it is so good for us and so yummy too, i eat mine with sweet yoghurt, white, creamy greek-style but sweet. i'm sure you have this product. i am hooked on it with my fruit.

and it keeps me well.....sort-of!

so, asa i said, take care my dear, be very gentle with yourself g, and do a little art every day, even just a small drawing....i love your animal, kitties and puppies. they are so gorgeous to me. i adore your depiction of the black scottie. taakes me back to my childhood. i had one that i adored, called ginny you know. so cute.

but they are very expensive, i would love to buy one, one day. hmmm. i don't know if i will last 15 years though. we'll see.

xxxxx

At 10:17pm on July 31, 2015, michele josiane martin said…

oh g you have been the best of friends. unfortunately i am like you, no more flooding the site with art for now i'm afraid! but i hope for a future, i'm not going to let this bring me down...i know there is no cure, but many recover well and i plan to do the same! take care and we will talk again soon-ish!

and thank you for going to so much trouble as to post me a parcel...i am thrilled to bits, hering directly from you and holding your real handwriting! super lady that you are,

love you you georgette, shell xxx

ps 5 weeks to my first grand-daughter - what a world eh? she will be a virgo. i hope she has a wonderful life - imagine living in this century for all of your life. wow. it will be different that is certain!

At 2:19am on July 11, 2015, michele josiane martin said…

g, you are so sweet, commenting on my art work, thank you darlin', from the bottom of my heart, truly...

sdhell xxx

At 7:44pm on June 22, 2015, Kristina Mikkelson Casanova said…

Just had to look at your profile.  What a grat career. I too write but nothing worth publishing.  I used to read christian love novels from Grace Livingston   any relation?   I love your art and now will have to look for one of your books as i am an avid reader..  How exciting. I too love Johnny Depp and used to watch the food Chanel as well (but cannot where I live now). People say I have stories that go with my drawings and will think of one for you.  God bless you. xxxxx

At 10:43am on June 17, 2015, Lyn Pilgrim said…

Thank-you Georgette I do love your art I'm sorry I don't comment more often !! Enjoy your day, Lyn x

At 2:30am on June 1, 2015, Fran Hoffpauir said…

Hey there, Georgette,

Thank you so much for the background on Mountain Love Song.  What a nice memory of time spent with your husband.  I'm sure this isn't the last Georgette Livingston novel I'll read.  Have a wonderful week.

Fran

At 7:14pm on May 30, 2015, Fran Hoffpauir said…

Hey Georgette,

It's Mountain Love Song.  I love your dialogue and your descriptions.  You've written so many things.  I'm still working on my first one.  ^_^

You have a wonderful weekend, too.

Fran

At 4:16pm on May 30, 2015, Fran Hoffpauir said…

Good morning, Georgette,

Thank you so much for reading my interview and looking at my art work.  I really appreciate it.  The last couple of days, when I have a few minutes, I've been reading one of your books on my Kindle.  I love your writing.

Fran

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A heart-felt thank you!

Posted on June 3, 2014 at 3:04pm 4 Comments

Trying to be upbeat this morning, so the first thing at hand -- second only to my usual (5) art-posts-a-day -- is to thank you guys for yesterday.  Likes, comments and most of all the heartfelt messages.  You are the best, and I love you all! ♥

 
 
 

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