“All Things Loved”
12 x 12in oil on museum quality panel
Coffee with friends
a good book on a slow afternoon
shared gelatos and a place to pen a postcard….
all things loved
at an Italian cafe:)))
Whidbey Island Workshop II
It takes some time to absorb all the wonderfulness that can happen because of a workshop. During it, on the plane ride home and in the weeks following—the days shared at Whidbey Island continue to warm my heart:))
Laughter with my wonderful hosts, Cary and Sieb (Whidbey Island Fine Art Workshops),
consuming macadamia nut chocolates brought over from Hawaii by Fannie
a ride to the airport from Sue Anne
large lovable canines that stole a sock or two
blooming rhododendrons that were as big as trees
the scent of lavender in the air
water that looked like a blue mirror set between the islands
ferry rides over and back
chocolate mint tea
fresh mussels from the Puget Sound
All completed by a circle of shared love with artists from all over.
Happy artists make for happy paintings:-)
We all agreed that what happens at the bunny ranch, stays at the bunny ranch!
It is a privilege that I get to actually meet so many wonderful people:-)
Many thanks to these smiling girls that made 3 days disappear in a wink!
Debbie, Karen, Donna, Suzanne, Cindy, Lynn, Kay, Dina, Joanne, Linda, Vivian, Kathleen, Melissa, Dawn, Dobbsie, Fannie and Sue Anne.
In Other News:
June is almost here which means….FRANCE is almost here!!!
I have 16 purple beret wearing, lovin’ life artists tagging along with me to the beautiful southwest village of Frayssinet.
Carpe diem will be our mantra for our time there:))
It’s time for you to lay in your supply of chocolate, wine, and watercolor postcards for your armchair trip to France with moi (your fearless leader who speaketh no French but carries a biggeth brush;))
Armchair travel can be pretty doggone exciting AND you get to sleep in your own bed every night;))!
P.S. To have a peek at my 2014 workshop schedule, just click here:)