Eat, Paint, Love

What a busy weekend. Not only did I attend the Remington fall festival, I also hosted a Columbus Day girls weekend at my house. My mother, sister, daughter, and I spent the entire weekend together and we did what we girls do best–we cooked, we ate, and we painted. On Sunday we started off the day with a breakfast consisting of this delicious bananas foster puffed pancake and coffee:

After a quick clean-up, we got down to some serious painting.

My daughter worked on these colorful stargazer lilies:

My sister tried her hand at painting a bouquet of tulips:

My mother worked on these morning glories:

And I worked on this rainforest fairy, who looks a bit freakish at this stage because she has no eyes:

We painted for several hours then stopped for lunch. My sister prepared this fabulous panzanella salad with some tomatoes I bought at the farmer’s market (probably the last of the season) and some fresh basil from my mother’s garden. She served the salad with glasses of peach iced tea.

Then we continued our painting fest. We painted well into the evening because my sister was determined to go home with a finished painting. Everyone completed their paintings except my mother, who stopped to cook us this fabulous chicken with coconut-pineapple curry sauce, which we piled on top of jasmine rice:

I don’t know which was more fun–painting the day away with my family or preparing and eating these fabulous meals. I’ll call it a tie. I’ll be posting pictures of the completed paintings and recipes for the fabulous good eats next.

16 Comments on Eat, Paint, Love

  1. nonoymanga
    October 8, 2012 at 11:51 pm (6 years ago)

    Wonderful!!! Cheers Nonoy Manga

  2. foresterartist
    October 8, 2012 at 11:59 pm (6 years ago)

    You have a talented family.

    • afternoonartist
      October 9, 2012 at 3:56 am (6 years ago)

      Thank you, Shawna.

  3. Miss Beretta
    October 9, 2012 at 9:13 am (6 years ago)

    Painting in a group can be so inspiring. It’s like you link creative energy and ride this wave together for better and more imaginative work. I really miss this… it’s always just little old me working at this table which doubles as computer desk and dining table! Keep the nice work coming!

    • afternoonartist
      October 9, 2012 at 10:16 pm (6 years ago)

      Thank you, Miss Beretta. My kitchen table is doubles as my studio and computer desk, too. I like it that way since the kitchen is the hub of the house.

  4. elenacaravela
    October 9, 2012 at 1:06 pm (6 years ago)

    A glorious get together resulting I’m sure, in great memories and great watercolors!

  5. afternoonartist
    October 9, 2012 at 10:17 pm (6 years ago)

    I hope there will be more paint fests in my future. I’ve really enjoyed them.

  6. Gretchen Del Rio
    October 18, 2012 at 2:46 pm (6 years ago)

    Wonderful. Food and painting. I intersperse cooking adventures with painting. Keeps me inspired.

  7. Marisa
    January 2, 2013 at 5:15 am (6 years ago)

    Can you tell me where I can find the recipe for the panzanella salad? The picture looks amazing.


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