some weeks, i am blessed beyond words.
last friday, not only did i get to meet flora bowley, i got to photograph her in action.
this was her first time at valley ridge art studio and for months, i had a spot in her three day class.
i was going to be a flora bowley student.
but, as class time got closer, i got cold feet. you see, i've taken painting classes before and well, i'm just not a painter. i have issues with perfection that seem to run amuck when a paintbrush is in my right hand, a paint palette with glorious colors is in my left hand and a blank canvas sits in front of me. staring at me. daring me. egging me on. finally begging me to touch it.
so i gave up my spot to someone on the huge waiting list and was lovingly given permission to photograph flora and all of her students.
she's one of those beautiful people, inside and out, and you know it immediately upon meeting her.
not only does she teach students to paint, she gives them a spiritual journey into their own hearts.
i took 362 photos in five hours,
and watched in awe as her students morphed into amazing painters right before my eyes.
can you even imagine what saturday and sunday must have been like?
originally i had planned on being there for all three days...but i love seeing and being with my hubby on the weekends and decided i just couldn't give up our time together.
if you want to see more of my photos, they're over here and if you want to find out more about flora,
you can do that here, on her website. my advice...if you love to paint and flora's scheduled to be at a studio near you, TAKE HER CLASS. i promise you...you won't be disappointed.
thank you flora for everything