Earlier this month I got to visit Zanesville Ohio for a painting workshop with my dear friends Debi Beard of Debi’s Design Diary, Kelly Wiler of Girl Upcycled, and Canice Blair of Canice Chic!
Y’all, I had SO MUCH FUN in Ohio; it was probably the most fun I’ve ever had at a painting workshop. We had dance parties, we put on a skit, we made new friends and, in between all that fun, we painted a few things!
This was one of the most rewarding workshops I’ve ever been a part of. Honestly, it felt so much more like an experience than a class of any kind. There were 50 attendees there with Debi, Canice, and I. We shared laughter, hugs, and tears, and when it was time to go home I really felt like I was sending them home with more than just some painting tips; I feel like I shared a piece of me.
One of the best things about hosting workshops is not just the live painting, it’s what happens next. When I do live paintings, I like to raffle the finished piece off to one of the attendees. My heart just overflows knowing that the joy I captured in the piece gets to live on forever in someone’s home.
The piece I created for this workshop is (of course) called Zanesville’s Garden! While it’s at home with its owner now, I did manage to sneak a few pictures in before I left.
It started out a flat green and I had a wonderful time turning it into this lush garden.
Zanesville’s Garden Color Recipe
- Old 57
- Blue Iris
- Mint Chip
- Monet’s Garden
- Bohemian Blue
- Cowgirl Coral
- Kissing Booth
- Queen Bee
- Clear Wax
- Golden Ticket
What a beautiful way to wrap up 2019! I am so grateful for all the joy and challenges this year has brought me and I can’t wait to see what 2020 has in store!