New Events & A bit of Sap…

While the weather might not be reflecting it–Summer is most definitely just around the corner! We’re booking new events left and right (see below for the most recent additions) and attendance at our painting in the vineyard events is better than ever 🙂 So exciting for this small business owner! Please excuse the sappiness that follows.

Events things to do in Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara County Wineries Painting in the Vineyard Sunstone Winery
With just a little over a year in business, I have you to thank for the amazing journey we’ve been on. Thank you to each and every one of you who encourage and continue to support me and my business through your words, emails, by coming to events, signing up for classes and sharing about your experience with others. You’ve helped make this girls’ dreams come true.

One of the most exciting dreams is our Bellissima Italian Art Retreat. I can remember a time not too long ago (literally–November of last year) when this retreat was just a dream we wished would happen one day. It’s actually happening and we’re getting SOOOOOO excited! The first week of July Chelsea of Sketchy Notions, Erin DiAngelis and I will lead a group of 6 women on a fantastic creative retreat! If this is the first you’ve heard of it and you’re thinking you’re bummed to have missed out, don’t fret–we’re already planning our trip for next year–so stay tuned!

Speaking of planning, just this past week part of our group got together to solidify plans and schedules but mostly just dream a bit about Tuscany over a homemade Italian meal (courtesy of Chelsea–I can’t claim any part of that meal–cooking falls outside my realm of creativity). When I say homemade…I mean from scratch…like, handmade tortellini, focaccia and fried sage leaves, caprese, Italian sausage, potatoes and peppers etc….along with tons of other accouterments–cheese and charcuterie, cannelloni and obviously, great Italian wine. 🙂 (Happy National Wine Day, btw)

Of course it’s not rainbows and unicorns all the time, but being able to share art and a little of my heart with you makes all of the less desirable tasks (i.e. budgeting, ordering, packing, unpacking, cleaning brushes, unwrapping thousands of canvases, admin…) worth it! Thank you. It’s been quite the year.

Cheers to you! …and lots of Love + Art,