Monday, July 9, 2007

The Artful Weekend CBC at Work

Paint, art, good food, blogs, emails, good friends, slumber parties – all make for great weekends for Canvas by Canvas. A big difference in a slumber party that we had at 16 and the one we may experience now is there is not an authority figure telling us to go to bed. We met for lunch on the West side of Fort Worth at the Historic Camp Bowie Mercantile and Trolley Stop Café. After a quick antique look we headed west to unload massive numbers of totes, sacks, and boxes, ice chests, every art supply imaginable, tables, and lamps. Once we’ve secured our “nest” the painting begins. This particular paint-out was to prepare for our big launch tomorrow of a new line of canvas squares. One member likened our gatherings as going to “Vacation Bible School” – we do arts and paint, learn some new crafts, we learn something new (blogging for some), play together, and pray over our food. Pablo Picasso said, “It takes a very long time to become young.” We may have made it this time. We just let that child within each of us create and it caused our imaginations to flourish and everyone was contributing and we completed several paintings for the new launch. Painting just makes you feel good. Age is forgotten along with other mundane chores as chasing dust bunnies. We try not to bore our viewers and we hope you find this new series as exciting as we have been making the preparations.
I’ve included some photos showing what it takes for 7 of us to paint together. Some members were on travel and could not attend. They were missed. We’ve traveled to lake houses in Gun Barrel City or retreats near Canton, Garden Valley and to private homes. It is always different, always fun. We hope you enjoy your sight seeing trip with us. Check back tomorrow, please. (In the next to last photo, that shows ONE member's "stuff" and she shall remain nameless.)

1 comment:

  1. Loved all the pictures and great discription of CBC outings.

    Art supplies, tables, brushes, paints and Ott lights - lots of $$$$$$

    Painting retreats with CBC Sistahs -PRICELESS!