Monday, September 17, 2012

Spellbound Art

I was thankfully feeling a little better for Ryan's birthday and was able to take him out for dinner to Root Down, which has a field to fork mentality and tries to source the majority of its ingredients organically and/or locally.  We were there during happy hour so we got a good seat outside on the patio and we were able to sample a few pre-dinner cocktails and appetizers for a cheaper price than normal.  I really liked my lavender lemonade.

The next night we went to Spellbound Art, which is an art studio where you can sign up for a workshop during which an artist leads the class in painting.  We signed up for the "Bamboo" class but I'm not really sure why it's called that because it really isn't bamboo that we painted.  Anyway, it was so much fun and I love our pictures (we even hung them up in the house).  I really think our personalities show through in the paintings even though they're supposed to be of the same thing.  I would love to go back and do another painting. 

I was so mad that the red paint squirted all over my plate:
Serious artists:

The weekend after Ryan's birthday was fairly unexciting except for the fact that we had THREE days off for Labor Day.  That was nice.  We went to the look at houses entered into the Parade of Homes.  There were some amazing homes!  We also went to farmer's market, did some cruising in The Church Lady, had dinner at Tequila's, and relaxed at La Dolce Vita.  I'm sure we did a few other things as well but the only picture I have is of us sitting at La Dolce Vita.  Oh, and fuzzy Peanut.


  1. Your're painting experience was much more successful than I had a blast but I certainly did not miss my calling. Glad that you guys had a great time!

  2. Your paintings turned out so well! I am impressed. That sounds like a really fun activity. I will have to keep my eyes open for something like that here.