We're back at my favorite haven, Southern Exposure for another workshop and stop in the gardens!
It was a bit of a gloomy day when Kate and I arrived and the night before had been a cold one. The ice in the fountains and snow covering parts of the ground spoke volumes.
And my poor little angel didn't look particular comfy!
I did have a bit of fun playing with my camera, trying out the new settings! I started out with this look (And yes, I know you've seen it before, but it may have been my favorite photo from the day!.)
And the camera turned it into these!
This sweet cart was filled with silk floral rose balls, probably used at one of the many weddings held at Southern Exposure.
Of course I had to get close.
And then let the camera do its thing once again!
Then this rather odd one!
I didn't take any photos of the tables because they were similar to this post, but in the craft area we were greeted not with easels but a row of giant bunnies!
These guys were about two feet tall and highly textured. We drybrushed a white latex over them which highlighted the raised areas of their "fur." Then we added a clear coat (which was minwax polyurethane unscented). With about 60 people working on a project using clear coat poly, we couldn't smell a bit of the acrid smell that always kicks my lungs into high gear!
The project was amazingly simple and I was thrilled with the results.
Lizzie? Maybe a little less so!
I leave you with another close-up of the silk rose balls and a question.
Those of you who are gardeners, anyone know what these might be? It was the closest I could get but they were definitely early bloomers!
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