Thursday, October 15, 2009

Open Studios in San Luis Obisbo

Our BWAM (Beading without a Meeting) group, met last weekend in Avila Beach, at the home of one of our members. We had a "get-together" dinner on Friday night to make plans to visit "Open Studios" the next day. Open Studios is a three weekend tour of artists workspaces in different locations thoughout the county. Saturday morning, Susan, Tracy, D'Elin, and I met at Vicki's for breakfast the and poured over the tour books to plan our trip. Our goal was to spend the day and maybe visit 5-6 artists and finishing up at Priscilla's house; she's a member of our group plus she was a participant in Open Studios. Needless to say, I think we hit about 17 locations. We had so much fun, looking at the different ways artists create spaces in which to do their work. We visited garages, homes, warehouses, and industrial neighborhoods. We were in huge modern houses with walls made of glass to small, Spanish style houses with Mexican serape's painted on the floors. We oogled and aah'd and spent our way throughout the day and finished at Priscilla's for a glass of wine, some cheese and crackers, and a good visit with a dear friend. Saturday night the 5 of us had a great pizza dinner back at Vicki's. On Sunday, we chose to stay and bead the day away instead of shopping. Life is good!

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