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The very first Paint Party ever at Capon Springs was a HUGE success!  The painters were terrific and did a fabulous job creating a beautiful work of art featuring the Band Stand at the Resort.

Capon Springs is an all inclusive family mountain resort …. and while it is only about 32 miles from Front Royal it seems a really long way away.  It’s like going back in time.  I told my friend who went last night to help with the Paint Party that it is “32 miles and 6 decades away”!  It’s wonderful.  You can learn more about it here.  We had a grand time enjoying dinner there before the Paint Party.  It was delightful to see all these multi-generational families sitting together passes plates and bowls of food around the table and having conversations while dining.  I am thrilled that Jonathan, one of the owners of this gem, has invited me to come back and teach again.

I’ll be back for another Paint Party and we will also be offering a multi disciplined Art Week in the Fall.  Stay tuned for more info soon.  You will definitely want to plan to go for a few days.

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I took a Bob Burridge workshop on Saturday at Art of the Carolinas.  Here are some scenes from that afternoon.  Bob is all about working fast and loose…no small brushes…he uses paper towels and his fingers.  I love the effect!

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Peace Pole Workshop 1These ladies painted some uniquely beautiful Peace Poles at the workshop at The Studio yesterday afternoon.  Beautiful!

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11412276_10204656261621572_4660760256200254239_nHere is a recap of the Wildflower Retreat as seen by Suzanne McMinn.  This is what she posted on her blog today.  Be sure to click and take a look….loads of great photos and you will see Maya – the tutu wearing goat!

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Chloe with her goats in the goat house after the rain

We had a busy Day 1 at the Wildflower Retreat at Sassafras Farm.  Here are some pics.

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Homemade candles

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Embroidery work from the afternoon session

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Breakfast this morning with homemade dandelion syrup

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And Precious wanting to help me with everything!

We are doing the Wildflower Retreat again in September.  Come join us!

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2015-05-11 07 25 24_resizedOften when people think of painters they imagine an artist with an easel set up outdoors painting.  And many artists do paint that way but not as many as you would think.  Plein Air painting is not as simple as it looks.  There are many things to consider but it is very rewarding.

If you have wanted to give Plein Air painting a try why not join us for the Plein Air Workshop later this month.  Click here for additional information and to register.  

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Back at Sassafras!

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I am back at Sassafras Farm for the September Primitives and Pioneers Retreat.  Today we will milk the cow, make corn cob jelly, pick supplies for potpourri, paint a folk art painting and make taper candles.  Are you tired yet?
And that is just the first day.  I will get lots of photos to share tomorrow. That is if I am not too tired. 

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