My Katie Kendrick Art Weekend

I still can’t believe that it was a little over a week ago when I had so many incredible women in my house making art.

Katie Kendrick was in town to see her beautiful daughter and family and took a day to do a class.

Kelly and I moved out all of our furniture out of our living room and kitchen and made room for the class.

This idea always seems a little easier in my head than in reality.

Kelly really loves me to support all of my crazy ideas:-)!


I had originally planned on taking the class too but as the class grew I knew I would have fun serving these creative ladies.


We started off our day with mimosas, coffee, tea and a light snack.


It is always such a joy to watch another creative person working through their creative process.



Katie just exudes kindness, creativity and calm.






All of the girls created for a few hours and then they met me on the back patio for lunch.



We had just gotten our last snow about 2 weeks before the class so I felt so fortunate to be able to host the lunch outside.



I just wish they could all come back now that the yard is getting green and much more lush.

I guess that means that Katie needs to come back again next summer:-)





After lunch all of the girls headed back to creating and I have to tell you that this group of women created the most gorgeous art.











I didn’t have much time to sit and watch them create but I was blown away looking at their creativity.



It was so fun to see how they took Katie’s techniques and incorporated into their own work.

Even their palettes were gorgeous!





The day ended with some of the girls heading to dinner at Augustine Grill here in town and then antiquing the next day.


I had a wonderful time  hosting the art day and I had the extra bonus of spending all weekend with my friends Jennifer Rizzo and Danielle Donaldson.



Long after the house was put back together I was able to spends lots of time with both of these women talking, laughing and brainstorming.

I really encourage you to open up your home for whatever creativity connects with you.

Hosting a small class in your home is intimate and encourages connections among the girls that come together.

Don’t feel like you need to make lunch and make it pretty….just open your home.

The girls would have had as much fun if I would have ordered sandwiches and we gathered on the lawn with blankets.

I can’t wait to do this again!

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  1. Rose D. Frenchtown, NJ

    Looks like it was a spectacular day! The light in your home is so perfect for creating…And I absolutely LOVED the way you set your table for lunch. The mismatched plates looked very European to me. Just reminds me of family get-togethers!

    1. jeanne Author

      Thank you so much! I hope to do this a few times a year so hopefully you will be able to attend one of them:-)

  2. ursula wollenberg

    What a fabulous time you all must have had. Everything, from the flowers,
    water on the work tables to your fabulous outdoor luncheon was so charming. Your personality shines through all you do. Sure would have loved to be part of this wonderful group of ladies!

  3. Lemon Lane

    What a beautiful day you all had. I love having a few ladies over to create art. I am having a beginners quilting class this summer and love serving and teaching the women in my home. It is worth a little furniture rearrangement.

    1. jeanne Author

      That is so fun that you open your home for quilting. I know the women must appreciate all the effort.

  4. Cynthia

    Jeanne, your house is beautiful and it was so wonderful of you to host this class, what a great idea! I am looking forward to meeting both you and Katie in Mexico in October and making some of this amazing art together!

  5. Keeping It Cozy

    I loved reading your post and looking at all the gorgeous photos… looks like such a fun, fun day! Your back patio decorated looks just amazing and the food delicious. I wish I lived a little closer! 🙂

  6. Pam

    yes i want to open my home for a creative weekend!!! looks like you had a fabulous weekend!! xo

  7. Gina

    So lovely! I loved everything about this. Such a wonderful idea to open your home for creativity. Love all your beautiful touches.

    1. jeanne Author

      Thank you. I love putting those touches around our home. The little things makes decorating fun.

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