New Orleans - Champagne, Beignets, & Paint Pt 3

8:00 AM

Final day of the paint convention and after a fantastic breakfast at Cafe du Monde (Beignets and Chicory Coffee - YUMMY) we got down and dirty painting.  We practiced gilding over Provence, loved the result, especially after waxing with dark wax.

Did some more work with the craqeluer, combined over decoupage, and some 'water-painting'. 

My favorite piece was stenciling Annie's way.  Annie loves using the same stencil and over-laying it over and over across the same piece.  I loved the result, it resembles painted damask, it will be perfect on drawer fronts, or a smaller pieces.

The best part of the painting was sharing information with everyone, learning other techniques, short-cuts, and favorite Annie Sloan Chalk Paint projects. 

After a creatively filled day, a few of us took off for dinner in New Orleans.  We ended up at a fantastic restaurant called Huck Finns.  I loved the BBQ Shrimp served over grits - still tasting it!  And BBQ would not be the way I described the meal, more like a piece of heaven!
Although you might not get to Cafe du Monde or Huck Finns within the next week, you can take a fantastic paint class from Annie.  She'll be in San Francisco teaching painting techniques on Monday, March 19.  There are still a few spots left, go to for more information and register before it's too late.


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  1. Kim, thank you so much for the loan of the pen today at the blog luncheon. I got home and remembered that I hadn't even thanked you. It was fun to meet some new people and to share ideas. I am looking forward to more posts from here.

  2. It was great meeting you at the blogger luncheon. I really like the look of your blog. I am coming to Folsome next week and will pop into your store and say hello. I look forward to following everyone and learning more about blogging at our next get together.