Ive decided to go at the paint nights from a little different angle. Instead of covering up our mistakes with wine, we will learn to paint and then create our own masterpiece using the techniques! My most recent endeavor is “Learn to paint: Tree edition”. I created multiple examples of how we can blend colors to create different skies, and use dark values to create silhouettes in the foreground.
The next Learn to Paint session is on October 11th, 2015 from 2-5 at The Stone Mill 1792. We will be exploring blending colors, and making trees. I hope those attending will bring ideas for their piece so I can assist them in creating something they’ve always wanted.
Its been looking like July is the month for camping! Though I really want to go to the beach!
So we went to Codorus again! This time with the kids! Landyn is 6 years old and Element just turned 2. Landyn asked all day to go camping he was so excited to go! He woke up early and made everyone get up and get dressed and packed! Little did he know the adventure that waited for him!
We got to Codorus and no one was there! A huge difference from the first time when it was just me and Theo. This time we were able to go back into the “roughing it” section; which wasn’t really roughing it at all. All roughing it meant was that you were surrounded by more trees and you were further from any bathhouse. The sites were huge and very secluded! We were in site #9, it was nice because there was an open area where you could see the sky, but the rest was trees. We were also closer to the water! We took a nice little hike down to the boat launch.
It was a great afternoon…and then the storm rolled in! We did not check the weather before we left the house…but when we heard the thunder we felt we could handle it. Then the wind started picking up! All the while we were trying to cook dinner!! We had chicken breasts on the campfire and ramen noodles cooking! then it starts POURING! So I pick up Element and Landyn and run to the tent…as quick as I got to the tent, the wind picked up enough to blow over two trees in a site across from us. Theo yells to me…GET IN THE CAR! So I take the kids and run to the car…I didn’t really think it was that bad..it came in so quickly. Luckily, it left as fast! The chicken cooked, it wasn’t too bad, and we cooked the rest of the noodles on the propane grill after it stopped raining.
That evening we took a walk down to the water and it was the most beautiful sunset!
It was a great adventure!! Can’t wait to do it again. Oh yeah, and Landyn wanted me to mention that he found a slider turtle!
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