July heat didn't stop this amazing group of ladies to drive on down to Sharpsburg, GA!! Saturday was the second of the series of Paint Something Workshops in my home. I can't tell you how truly blessed I feel to have a studio and home that can now accommodate this. It's a dream come true! So here they are: Heidi, Gigi, Darcy, Heather, Lisa, Gail, Tiffin, Kara, Rene, Me, Melissa, Mailey and of course Lily.
I'll admit, this time around the class went easier. Although I am never nervous before I teach, last time being the first, I was rather anxious about the class (lots of whattheheck monsters crept in last time...this time only unicorns and rainbows in my dreams). The June workshop I learned a few lessons too. First and foremost we needed 1.5 hours more time. Saturday everyone finished perfectly on time! So that lesson learned was solved! I also had 3 repeat students who were able to help guide the new students. I love that....more than anything it shows to me that not only are we building skills, we are building confidence in the medium!
The place was packed...9 painters in here and 2 in my actual studio. This room is my awesome storage, jewelry and press room. It's very raw, except for the fun color pom poms on the ceiling. I have no intentions of finishing it off. But perfectly it fits tables to seat 8-10. And no one seems to mind the rawness. :)
Melissa brought little fabric button bobby pins last time as a treat for everyone. While painting in June she mentioned maybe us doing swaps the next time. I thought cool idea! So everyone that came was asked to bring 12 treats. The only rule was they had to be handmade. Everyone well exceeded expectations!! It was so fun. And dear Lisa.....that peach pound cake you made is near about the best thing I've ever put in my mouth. And I've done a lot of eating in my life. Just saying.
Inside our little swag bags were: magnets by Mailey, pin cushion/sewing kit jars by Darcy, leather and bead wrap bracelets by Gail, ephemera kits by Heidi, original Robot drawings by Gigi, Peach Cake goodness by Lisa, bookmark and felted pin by Tiffin, cute clay bobby pins by Melissa, vintage painted jars for trinkets by Heather, bookmark and ribbon tied candy jars by Rene and Kara. Oh, and I gave everyone one of my t-shirts. It was quite the swag bag!! I can't wait to do this again in the workshops! So be thinking about what you could make if you plan to join us in August!