Monday, July 28, 2014

I Left My Heart In Saratoga...Why Couldn't I Have Left the Five Pounds I Gained There Too?

Well, everyone is back to their respective homes, returning to reality with I'm sure a variety of emotions. After the first two days, which were somewhat relaxing, the last two seemed to fly by much too quickly.  Saturday was busy, with Kim doing her demo at Spa Fine Art Gallery, creating two new masterpieces to leave with them.  The rest of us indulged in a decadent lunch of savory crepes at a restaurant around the corner, courtesy of a dear friend of Juliet's.  Later in the afternoon was Juliet's book signing at Saratoga Saddlery, which I joined in on, with a couple of breaks to dash down to Spa Fine Art to check on Kim's progress.  At the end of the evening everyone was pretty much exhausted, but there was ice cream to be eaten, and cider to be finished, so some of us probably stayed up later than we should have, but hey, some of us *could* sleep in...something I actually managed, of a fashion, a couple of days.
Kim's second painting

Juliet's book signing.

Then Sunday the departures began.  Sharon left early to head back to Tennessee, Juliet next for a committment at her gallery in Red Hook, NY.  The remaining four of us headed to Mrs. London's for one last pastry frenzy, and shamelessly loitered on the patio (hey, between the ones we ate and the ones we took home with us, we probably bought more than $60 worth of pastries, so we figured we were justified!). After that Jen left us, and the last three of us headed for one more visit to the track.  When we finally tore ourselves away from the track, Kim and I reluctantly said goodbye to Alecia, and started our own drive to the New York Thruway.
One last splurge at Mrs. London's.

And now we wait in hopes we'll all make it back next year, perhaps with some new additions to our little group. You coming?  :-)

If you have a moment, check out the awesome variety of work from our little group, in no particular order:

Kim Santini- acrylic;
Juliet Harrison - black and white fine art photography;
Jenifer Trottier -  drawings and paintings in various media;
Sharon Simons-Passmore - oils;
Alecia Underhill - oils.

Jen showing us some of her illustration techniques, and letting us play.


T Myers said...

Sounds like an awesome trip!

Elizabeth McCrindle said...

Sounds like a great time was had by all. Looking forward to all the new paintings and photos :)

Linda Shantz said...

It was a great trip! Always hard to leave! :-)