|Finished: Plum's scarf on the left, mine is on the right|
Today - we painted silk scarves.
Now, I personally do not know who met this lady who teaches the class, but a time and location were set and we gathered to laugh, create, laugh, eat, and create some more.
My daughter, whom I usually call Plum (and that's how I shall refer to her here as well), and I made our way to the church just before 10 am. The plan was to paint scarves for 2 hours, have lunch, return to the church and finish off the scarves. We jumped right in doing a quick "how to" on sample scarves but all 14 of us were ready to go on our own. I loved the atmosphere today - the laughter and telling of stories, all while we focused on our own scarf - our own creative expression.
There was just something really cool about it. I don't often get to go to these sort of classes because I have children, but now both are old enough that I can sneak one in every once in a while, provided the timing is right.
Another observation I made during this class was just how encouraging people are - and its infectious. I think it would be good for people who are not as encouraging or who are negative to sit down with a group of women like my friends from yarn group. Perhaps it could teach them a thing or two about creativity and encouragement.
As sad as it is to say, many people do not receive encouragement from friends or family. And coming from where I did with the parents that I had, that is such a sad thought.
Oh we ate and we ate - Star Wars was referenced, we talked about knitting and crochet, traveling, other great restaurants, and who knows what else. The conversation was flying (almost as fast as hooks and needles are during our weekly yarn group).
|a salted scarf|
|another salted scarf|
Once everything was set and ironed, each of us walked away with an awesome scarf - well, I walked away with two because Plum gave me the scarf she painted as an early Mother's Day Gift. I almost cried.
|Plum and her salted scarf|