Saturday, October 2, 2010

Fun & camaraderie

sharing talents with each other

{ hand made goodie bag gifts }

Last Saturday I hosted a workshop with Julie Nutting here at Summerland Cottage.

Since the studio is a bit messy we enjoyed the fun alfresco in the courtyard.

Julie taught us how to create the mermaid decoupage you see above.

Always in art classes you will find each piece is as uniquely different as the individual,

and though I share it in this photo I still have work to finish on mine.

After a delightful lunch I had the opportunity to demonstrate painting on a bisque dish

and encouraged adding values to give it depth and add interest.

sample dish

Every one had such a great time, the weather was perfect,

and all have creative seashore inspired tokens from our day spent together.

Sweet Beth's creative writing talent and telling of the day we shared surpasses mine,

and she took the time to take photos,

so enjoy reading and viewing much more on her blog couture over coffee


  1. How fun! I just love the idea of alfresco art class! So inspiring! I hope that becomes a tradition for you and your friends! Jules

  2. So lovely...the collage is fantastic and I adore your painting!

  3. Paulette,
    I LOVE it! Thanks for sharing on Pinkalicious Thursday and next time you do a workshop-let me know...I'm right down the road from you in Irvine:)