We had our Famous Painters Party last night at The Studio. Our painters recreated a beautiful Pissaro still life painting. Great work ladies!
Our Famous Painter series is every 4th Tuesday at 6 pm. We recreate a famous painting each time. Join us! The next might be Matisse.
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Big Mama, Papa, Mama, Daddy, Granny and Pop at my parents wedding
Papa and Big Mama, Christmas 1983
Papa in his favorite chair eating cake
Big Mama and Papa at their 50th Anniversary Party
I have written many times about Big Mama who taught me crochet and gave me so many wonderful recipes but I haven’t said much about Papa, her husband. Today would have been his birthday.
Papa, Ephriam Chancey, was a wonderful Christian man who loved his family and his church. He was a carpenter. He served as Sunday School Superintendent at Offerman Baptist Church as well as choir director for many years.
He loved to fish and he and Big Mama went on many fishing trips. He had a quiet humor and was fun to be around. He lost a leg to a blood clot later in life and one of the funniest stories we tell about Papa is about how much he loved sweets. At any large gathering where a covered dish dinner was served (church socials, family reunions, large dinners) we often prepared a plate for him and brought it to him. After the main course he would say to Big Mama, “How about some dessert?” And she would bring it to him. If Mama, Sister or I asked if he needed anything he would say, “I haven’t had any dessert yet”. And he said the same thing to anyone who walked by….often ending up with three or four different desserts…..which made him very happy.
Happy Birthday Papa! Hope you are getting several servings of CAKE!
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Grandmother’s Birthday Party with Poppies
This weekend we had three super Paint Parties at The Studio.
The first was a Birthday Paint Party for a Grandmother. The family had loads of fun creating the O’Keeffe Poppy that she reqested.
The next was our 3rd Saturday Pet Portrait Paint Party. They all turned out so nice. A few we didn’t photograph as we have some people painting gifts for the season.
And the last was the Fall Tree Paint Party. We had a large group for this one and they created some beautiful art.
Thanks everyone for supporting The Studio.
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Kids Paint Cardinals in Winter
VIA students paint Abstracts
There was lots of fun and great art work going on at The Studio this week with our kids classes. Super!
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Sophia with Fresh Snow Painting
Fresh Snow at Night
Sophia and I painted a lovely moonlit snow painting this week. She did a GREAT job! I love helping young artists create.
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Santa Tray Table
This is a little tray table that I painted last week to donate to the Blue Ridge Arts Council for their “Deck the Halls” fundraiser tonight. They will have many beautiful trees and wreathes that are decorated and ready for the holidays. And there will be other great holiday items for sale as well.
Go tonight at 7 pm and buy one and support the arts in Front Royal-Warren County.
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Simple Shell Stitch
Here are two more crochet stitches that are fast, easy and beautiful that we will be learning at the upcoming crochet class. (You can see more about that here.)
If you are looking for a quick yet beautiful design to whip up some lap throws or blankets then these are for you. Come join us on Tuesday, December 1st at 5:30 at The Studio….and get your crochet on!!!
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