After such a grand time at Rosemary Beach earlier this month, Carole and I will be doing more destination workshops together! We have both proclaimed teaching painting as one of the greatest joys of all the work we do. What we love most - the people we get to meet and know, helping people tap into their creativity (yes, you do have it!), feeling that this teaching and sharing is part of our ministry!



Destination Workshops are being scheduled with Carole & Claire twin artists or by Carole OR Claire separately. Email me (claire@clairekayser.com) for all the info!

Look for us to teach together in September 2007 in Jackson, TN.
Don't miss it! Contact Kat Semrau at Art on a Hot Tin Roof Gallery. Email her at: katsemrau@earthlink.net



Happy Birthday, Mom!!! Mom is celebrating 69 years today which is also the first day of Lent!

Just wondering............ Do any of you give up something for Lent??? I'm curious to know what kinds of things, habits, stuff, etc. that people give up. I guess in recent years, I haven't really given up anything in particular at this time, but rather have tried to be more conscious and mindful of what's to come as we celebrate Easter. It's a chance for us to become more conscious of the greatest gift - that God gave up His only son so that we could have everlasting life. How awesome a gift!!!

I'd love to know what you do at this time, if anything!

Be blessed, all!!!



If you've ever wanted to learn to paint, sign up for one of my classes! I teach adults in 6 - week sessions for 2 hours. I will demonstrate some of my techniques and ways that I approach the canvas with oils or acrylic. You will paint at least 2-4 paintings depending on your pace. You may paint in any style you feel comfortable. I don't want to make you into another Claire Kayser - I want to help you find YOUR wings! All it takes is a little courage to create! Come - be completely taken away for 2 hours out of your week. Learn a new way of seeing!

Here's the deal:

Fee: $295

BYOS (Bring Your Own Supplies)

I will give you a list of supplies

Water, coffee, goodies provided!

You get:

Skills, Joy & Enrichment!


Session 2

February 27 - April 17

(skipping Spring break weeks March 20 and 27)

Morning class: 10 am - 12 pm

Afternoon class: 4 pm - 6 pm

Enrolling in classes requires 1/2 tuition by February 20 and the balance on the first day of class. Email or call me 651.983.2743.

Classes are limited to 6 students each, so reserve your spot now!

In the interest of security, I can process your credit card purchase manually. Just a simple phone call will do.

Mastercard, Visa & accepted!


Hi All!
I hope everyone is having a great start to 2007! In the spirit of this new year, new beginnings, I want to offer a discount on my shoot fee for all studio or location portrait shoots from now thru March 8, 2007. Here's the deal:

Schedule shoot between February 8 and March 8
Shoot fee: studio - $225
Shoot fee: location - $245

(This is $50 off the regular fee which you could then apply toward your reprints!)

As always, reprints are extra, and all pricing can be found in the PRICING page of my site. Check the SCHEDULING page for available dates. Email me if interested!

Yesterday, was President's Day, and the kids were out of school. My friend Eileen, her 3 boys, and my 3 kids and I all went to the Mall of America. We let the kids ride lots of rides. These 3 pics are some quick close-ups I did of my 3 while waiting for a ride.


More Rosemary Pictures

More pictures from Rosemary Beach! The 1st is one shot with my fisheye of our workshop in the Town Hall at Rosemary. Beautiful building.

This image below is one of my crew of girls. Carole, Carla, Marcia, Eileen and me. We were at the Trading Post store getting goodies for our loved ones on the cold day. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr....

This is Carole, Eileen and Marcia at The Wild Olive. Great little deli restaurant. That day we had Ahi Tuna salads. The next day we had the best pizza - shrimp, feta cheese, black olives, green onions and rosemary pizza. YUMMY!!!

This is one of my favorite image with Eileen in a decorator's shop called The Tracery. We loved that artist's work!

The Atlanta Gals! They wanted to do a photo shoot with Carole and me on the beach. It was about 30 degrees and windy, but fun anyway!


Video of a shoot with our Atlanta Gals in Rosemary Beach!

Sylvia Holler took Carole's and my painting workshop and then wanted to do a photo shoot with her Atlanta girlfriends having fun on the beach! Even though is was freezing, literally about 30 degrees and windy, we shot and still got great images. This video shows it all in action!

Painting Weekend in Rosemary Beach, FL!!!

I had a wonderful time in Rosemary Beach last weekend (despite the cold weather) with my twin sister Carole Foret, friends Eileen Armitage, Marsha Whitaker, and Carla Swinney. We were there for the Girls Getaway Weekend put on by Kim Jameson of Columbia, TN and Kathy Kemp of Rosemary Beach. This event was so much fun packed with events that interested women. We girls got to stay in this great home that some family so generously allowed us to use for the weekend. (THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!). Carole shot this video tour of the house. Take a look!

This image is of Kathy Kemp and me and the 45 min. painting I did of her during the "Meet and Greet" on Friday evening. I tried to capture a likeness of her the best I could in the almost candle light of the room and the time constraint. I think I got a likeness. What about you?

The first day (on Friday) Carole and I taught our painting workshop. We have so much fun teaching together, and we receive so much blessed fulfillment teaching these ladies ways to create images on canvas. Seeing THEIR joy is AWESOME! We hope to go to more cities to teach in the future. Want us to come to yours??? Just contact us! I also sold 5 paintings there - HAPPY ME! Pink Bikini went to Kim Jameson as she saw her daughter in it. Her daughter has beautiful red hair, too. :)