Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Art on the Coast of Washington

Blessed to call these people my Friends
The week began as we walked into this beautiful home on the ocean with a view that awoke us each day. Actually we were in the nook of the bay...on the water. In my opinion, much better than the ocean front homes. Our sweet host thought of everything to make us at home and comfortable. Our table that we created at each day set in front of this window. So perfect!
We had a special visitor of a deer with her newborn twins...aren't they adorable?
It was overcast that week, but it didn't keep us off the beach hunting for treasures.
We had the beach to ourselves. How much more perfect can it be?
A group of friends brought together by art...we all met at different art events and made friendships of a lifetime.
We traveled the coastline of Washington, we ate lots of great food, shopped, made art, shared memories and made new memories.
We came from different parts of the United States...New Mexico, Oklahoma, Washington and Wisconsin.
We made sure we had many photos of ourselves from every stop...luckily I am not sharing them all with you.
We spent a week making a book of our trip, learning mixed media techniques using melted wax, crocheting a necklace and tatting. We have some very talented people in our group. 
We drove 6 hours to Spokane, Washington to the Farm Chicks. One of the items on my bucket list.
Two days full of shopping for some great vintage finds and meeting up with more art friends from around the country.
We stayed at the amazing Historic Davenport Hotel in downtown Spokane. I wish we would have had more time to see this town. The little I saw was amazing, and the beautiful mountains we drove through to reach this place were beyond words.
Another bucket list...meeting up with Celeste Shaw, again...and going to her famous "Chaps" restaurant. Her story touched my heart...and I will always feel a connection to her. I think her story about her Grandmother, reminded me so very much of my Dad. I don't know...maybe it was just the timing and it had been so close since my Dad's passing.
She closed her resturant that evening for all the vendors at Farm Chicks and invited our group of "Art Friends' that traveled from all over the United States to meet up there. A catered meal, live band and fellowship of friends. Life can't get much better than this.
Our arrival... 
Loved the chalkboard
Meeting up with more good friends...great moments
A week full of MANY great moments. I am thankful that I can be a part of these things, travel to these beautiful places, and enjoy the fellowship of wonderful friendships.

1 comment:

Heather Maxwell said...

What fun! You are a very lucky woman! Sounds like you had a blast with all those wonderful and talented women. I'm very envious! (Need more !!!s)