Je suis un ananas!

Photos from today's watercolor tableware workshop at The Lemon Bowl! Thank you to everyone who attended and I hope to see you for the picnic workshops. (I still have to suss out details but by the power of Grayskull am I ready for proper picnic weather). Xoxo to Ms. Holley for the monstera leaves which inspired my table design, aka why I now have five pineapples. Upside down cake and pineapple tea for all! 

March 20 Watercolor Tableware Workshop | Photo Album


- I met the super nice Shelli Martinez before her arm knitting workshop. It just happens she's a fellow graphic designer in Alexandria~ (Of course, I didn't discover that until just now.)

- Today's molasses gingersnaps and macadamia nut-chocolate chip cookies were from Mom's Apple Pie Bakery in Occoquan. I really wanted to bake for the workshop, but I also enjoy sleeping so. 

- All succulents and general gold animal adorableness are from Holley's Still Life terrarium classes - the plesiosaur and brachiosaur are my favorite. The ostriches too, but they never stand for me.  

- Happy birthday to lovely workshop attendee Julia! Hope you had a wonderful birthday brunch! 

- If you didn't get the Telefrançais! reference, here's a Youtube clip

02 - watercolor workshops

- Dolly Parton | Jolene
- Imelda May | Proud and Humble
- Company of Thieves | Tallulah
- The Arcs | Put a Flower in Your Pocket
- Sigala | Easy Love
- BØRNS | Electric Love
- Cults | Go Outside
- Hank Williams | Hey, Good Lookin'
- Penguin Prison | Show Me The Way
- The Wonders | That Thing You Do
- Sylvan Esso | Hey Mami
- Thao with the Get Down Stay Down | Cool Yourself
- The Knocks | Classic
- The Drifters | This Magic Moment
- Mayer Hawthorne | Your Easy Love Ain't Pleasin' Nothin'


A shorter version of the (three hour) playlist I created for my watercolor workshops at The Lemon Bowl, a few of my favorite upbeat songs - perfect for painting plates and eating snacks.

Play it on shuffle and enjoy! 

Photos from February 27 Workshop! 

Thanks to everyone who enjoyed and happy birthday, Ana Banana! Thanks to Colony Club and District Doughnut for the yummies! Those brown butter doughnuts though. (dough?)

Work it: Jan 31 Watercolor Tableware Workshop

Here are a few photos from my watercolor tableware workshop this past weekend. It was awesome to be at The Lemon Bowl, an amazing space led by amazing creative people. We started with some cookies (recipe soon!) and I shared the basics of how to watercolor paint plates. Basically: dab, drip, drop, swirl, dry, swirl. We were also supposed to discuss entertaining basics, but everyone was so focused on their swirls and drips that I couldn't bear to distract them with table setting chatter. I was so impressed with everyone's creativity, maybe they should have been the ones teaching ME! Thanks to Holley & The Lemon Bowl, my friend TJ for shooting video and schlepping all the things, and everyone who came to my first workshop at The Lemon Bowl - my first workshop ever! So looking forward to the next workshops - this Saturday and February 27 (two spots left!). See all the photos here and keep an eye out for the video! 

Two spots left for the February 27: 10 am workshop! I'm going to make a doughnut cake!