Several of my friends and I decided to do another Wine and Art event offered by The Lindee Tree. This one was a reproduction of a Georgia O’Keefe flower “Red Cannis”. It was harder than the first painting we did with Lindee, but I really love my finished piece.
Here is the original by O’Keefe. I think we did OK!
I know that owls are all trendy again, but whenever I see owl decor I think back to the hundred or so decorative owls that used to sit on my grandmother’s mantle. Today’s designs are cuter but it seems that they have been popular for a long time. Earlier this summer my kids begged me to take them to Glazed Bisque-It, a local ceramic studio (which was also trendy in the 70s along with the owls). I usually don’t paint a piece myself, but I have really been wanting a cookie jar. What do you know, but they had this awesome owl cookie jar. So I HAD to paint it. I LOVE LOVE LOVE him.
Our local vineyard, Fincastle Winery, has been offering art and wine events over the summer. I signed up with a couple of ladies from our book club, and we went today. It was a GORGEOUS day, and we painted outside under a tent. The instructor, Lindee Katdare of Lindee Tree, gave us step-by-step instructions, and we each created our first “masterpiece”. I don’t think that I’ve painted a picture since elementary school, so it was a bit daunting. But I am happy with the outcome. Add to that the good wine and good friends, and I call it a huge success.