Yep, last week I was blessed to be able to spend the week in New Orleans with the brilliant artist Annie Sloan! The creator of the most amazing paint I have ever gotten my hands on, Chalk Paint®! She is the real deal....talented, smart, funny and very genuine!
We were greeted with this lovely vignette staged at our hotel. The walls are Paris Grey with clear wax. the chairs on done in Old White and are covered on one of Annie's new fabrics, the Pastoral Toille. I'm very inspired to paint a wall now!
I really just kicked back and enjoyed it all and did not take very many photos. Sometimes I get so worried about the photos that I lose out on a little of the experience!
This is a photo I took of the street just as we started a fabulous treasure hunt on Royal Street! We we welcomed into 12 fabulous stores and galleries and given clues to find an item.
The colors and crust in NOLA rock!
No pictures of food but let me assure you that I was WELL FED!! Thank you to the Annie Sloan Unfolded Team who hosted the party for a stellar job on everything!!
One of the high lights of the time with Annie was that she talked a lot about her amazing new book Color Recipes for Painted Furniture that was just released. It is available for purchase at your local stockists shop. If you don't know where that may be check out Annie's website to locate one!
Annie talks a lot about color in the book and I learned so much! All the photos in the book are from her home in France that she spend last summer at doing all sorts of projects with her paint and fabric. The biggest thing that blew me away was the painting of fabrics!!
Can't afford to recover a chair? PAINT THE FABRIC!!
or get some of hers....
My head is still spinning from it all!
I'm super excited to incorporate some new things into my workshops at Total Bliss!!!
I heard the work piled up at the shop while I was gone so I'm off on the Monday morning to dive back into the paint!!
Have a blessed day my friends!!