Since last month I posted about my journey or vacation into the forest I thought I would share about more of a special artistic journey or event I had in May. Every month I teach a sketching and painting class to a small group of women who have become special friends over the years. This year Mothers Day fell on the day after our meeting so I hosted a Tea Party for them in my garden for our class. I love having the opportunity to do these kinds of things for the people in my life. To say you are appreciated as a women, a mother, an artist and a friend. The roses were in full bloom and the weather was perfect. I set up a table under the shade of the big tree on the lawn. I had asked one of the women to bring some of her vintage tea cups for our party and I gathered different types of tea for brewing.
I took great care in setting the table, a
|The table was set with big, full bouquets of roses and bougainvillea sprinkled around the food plates|
|Everyone had a unique tea cup, lots of food and their sketchbooks to journal the event|
|I made sandwiches, and some brought cookies. There was also cake and fruit.|
|As we enjoyed the morning with our tea and food I encouraged them to sketch and paint from where they were sitting. It was a fun, relaxing time together, sketching, painting, talking, giggling and eating. Doesn't get much better than that!|
|Some of the other sketches in progress|