So, now a week later, here are some photos from the Arts & Crafts weekend:
As they arrived, the women began working on various projects - scrapbooks, cards, crocheting, knitting, etc... and a few brave souls wandered over to the area of the room where I had set up my sprawling work center.
Cherrie was one of the first. She claimed no previous painting experience and even said that she nearly failed chalk art class at seminary. She didn't fail because she dropped the class. I wouldn't have guessed that from the painting she produced in the few hours with me.
Donna also claimed to have no prior experience - though I think she was shamming. Her work turned out great. Donna taught the photography group on Saturday, so she jumped right in Friday evening (and then wandered back and forth between the two groups all day Sat.)
She painted an arrangement of various flowers that she had photographed in Colorado. You can see that she had a good time with this.
Rhoda (seen not painting in the picture to the right) painted a very nice picture of a cardinal. I didn't get a photo of her completed work, but it was great. She, like Donna and Cherrie, claimed to have never painted before.
And get this: There wasn't a single 'Bob-Ross-Happy-Tree' the whole weekend.
And, just in case you were wondering what I worked on during the weekend, I have this one last photo to show you. Though you should be aware of the fact that the painting has changed quite a bit since this picutre was taken.