Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Once Upon A Monday in Mexico

As we gathered around the table for breakfast on the Monday morning, we were delighted to discover that Judy Wise had gifted us each with a hand-painted face she had created, which she had randomly tucked under each placemat.

This pretty woman came home with me:

We couldn't wait to take pictures of the group of faces together, and experimented with different display ideas:

Then it was time to make some art of our own.  Our Monday workshop was led by Katie Kendrick, who started us working on triptychs (a piece of art comprised of 3 panels, 2 of which fold open to show the 3rd).  Here she is showing us the beautiful one she made:

Here are some pictures of my fellow artists in creation mode (click on their names to visit their websites and/or blogs, some of them are woefully out of date but several have been blogging about our trip!):
Kathie and me
Alexis and Jeanne
Paula and Mary
Karen and Judy
Paint was on the menu, in every colour of the rainbow.

Rose petals floated in the fountain while we worked.


Judy Wise said...

I just finished painting a page in my journal while thinking of all the fun we had in San Miguel. All the happiness we shared keeps me buoyed through the dark, rainy days here in Portland. xo

Kathie Vezzani said...

What a great post, Cynthia. I am so glad that you captured everyone working. And I have to say, I like the photo of us, and I don't say that very often!

somepinkflowers said...

{{ Great posting
wasn't it fun
how so many of us
wanted to arrange
the lovely paintings by Judy ??

i love mine
so much
have been inspired
to keep painting
my own portraits ...

judy is so encouraging
such a fine instructor,
i must say }}

Ann Carter said...

I love the photos of all of us working---it really captures our "work" sessions.

Mary Ann said...

love love love all of this!!

rebecca said...

thank you for being a visual gateway that allows us to savor and relive each precious moment again and again!