when the local community ed classes book came in the mail
right after Christmas- i went straight to the arts pages, hoping for a class
that would spark my interest- give me something to look forward to, give me a will
to live this cold, long winter. for the first time ever, they were
offering one of the wine and canvas classes that have become
so popular around here.
the teacher was someone i knew from a favorite occasional sale
and the painting was one i thought would be fun to take to the lodge.
my original painting partner couldn't make it due to a
rescheduling of the class- but i was sooo excited when Rosie
said she'd fill the chair next to me and paint her little heart out too.
this is the teacher's finished canvas. * she's a professional.
when we walked in, i was relieved to see that the children had
been roughly sketched out on each of our canvases.
rose didn't come alone. she's preggos with her second baby. very pregnant
in fact. she is the cutest pregnant person~ seriously! baby gildor is
due in about 3 days.
rose is momma to my little friend henry.
he's starred on my blog more than once.
i can't wait to have the chance to photograph
their new baby now too.
so here's teacher suzanne theisfield beginning the instructions.
if you ever take one of these classes i'd suggest you eat first.
once things get crackalackin it's GO time. if you even
stop to take a sip of your wine or pop you could get
left in the dust. you paint for about 2.5 hours and
when you have no clue what you're doing, you need to
do what they tell you~when they tell you or they're on
to the next step.
this is serious business~
so here's rose's painting starting to take shape
and mine...almost done
i could have kept tweeking and working on my painting
for a quite a while longer- but class time was over and so we
had to wash our brushes and call it a night.
rose reported the next day that henry
"loved" his momma's art work.
next winter rose will have two little kiddos to
bundle up, haul outside and help her make snowmen.
just like our paintings.
P.S. I HAVE A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!!
I WROTE THIS BLOG POST THIS MORNING AND THIS
AFTERNOON ROSE HAD HER BABY!
THE GILDORS NOW HAVE TWO LITTLE BOYS~
HENRY IS A BIG BROTHER...
I AM SO THRILLED FOR THEM!