Patty and I drove to Calistoga, CA yesterday (using my new GPS) to find the art center there;
We had a lovely lunch of salad and crab cakes at this pleasant outdoor restaurant
The art center is the organization hosting the upcoming (Oct 7-9th) PaintOut! where I want to participate in plein air painting...a first for me...
We met other artists and art teachers at the center; really nice people who were also
going to be participating in the Paint Out.
I tried really hard not to feel intimidated. Patty is very good at building me up
and reassuring me that I am ready to do this.
Nothing like a lifetime best friend
to hold your hand and push you through!
It was HOT there, the first really HOT day either of us had experienced all summer!
That alone warranted getting a Gelato and a cookie!
We found this lovely piece of art in the area where I registered for my room.