The Art Ladies. A unique, dynamic group of my long-time friends who originally bonded during our term as board members of the local Artists’ League. For almost 15 years we have met for dinner one a month to talk art, learn from each other, challenge each other, and share our lives.
Artists, art lovers, a stylist, and a shop owner, we chat over wine and a scrumptious morsel or two, and leave ready to greet the world, refreshed.
Over the weekend, we convened at the 200-year old masterfully restored home of glass artist extraordinaire Nancy Brooks, of Sleepin’ Dog. I have blogged about her amazing home in Virginia before: a treat for the eyes awaits in every nook and cranny. Nancy’s artful interpretation of home is evident in handmade treasures she created or purchased to skillfully incorporate in every vignette.
This weekend we attended the local Festival, shopped, ate, ate more, drank wine, watched good and bad movies, and lounged on the front porch with her two precious doggies, Red Dog and Bacchus 2. We also painted and decorated ostrich eggs in Nancy’s fab basement studio, full to the brim with kilns, glass art, and jewelry-making tidbits.
In the garage, we experimented with Modern Masters Metal Effects products. The sky was the limit and no rules intruded. Fascinated, we all watched as our rust and patina masterpieces bloomed into life.
Then, after two days, we all returned home with a memento of the cherished memories of our special weekend together, frozen in time.