It's been a busy few weeks here at Robyn Story Designs. Christmas is coming in a hurry and we have TONS to do. One of our wonderful customers requested our designs again this Christmas. So we spent an entire Sunday building their Christmas trees and installing all of their garlands and wreaths inside their home. This is quite the house. It's stunning and artful and owned by some incredibly special customer's and friends of the store. (They aren't due back to their Florida residence until late November so we were able to get a jump start on the season!!) Here's just a little sneak peak into what 8 people spent 8 hours doing last Sunday.
|This is only 1/10 of the boxes that housed all the decorations!!|
|Unwrapping and organizing the boxes of ornaments. Two trees were dressed, a 15 foot and a 12 foot!! Again, a small fraction of the amount of ornaments, ribbons and trim used!|
|I hope Santa is as lucky as I am. I have the most amazing elves!! Always a smile and such creative genius's!!|
|Three hours later it's FINISHED with beautiful trim, ribbons and ornaments!!!|
|A close up of the most beautiful gold ornaments, each one is over 1 foot tall|
|David working on the second story bannister garland overlooking the family room|
|Mr. Christmas! Scott working on the ribbons and perfecting the tree|
|The Garland and wreath hanging down from the bannister|
|We even drafted Lori's husband to fluff the ribbons and garland-all hands on deck!!!|
We did however, have a fabulous time today with a great group for a Chalk Paint Workshop!! We had some terrific friends of the store, our NEW mini stockist and a couple decorative artists! LOTS of great questions, wonderful stories and fun today!
|Our TERRIFIC group of attendees today!!|
|Coddie has never painted before. She took notes, listened intently and produced AMAZING results!|
|We were happy to have Michelle and Ken Hiley of Stiltskin Studios take our course as well! They are fabulous artsists but refer SO many people to our workshops they figured they'd better take them as well!!|
|Ken and Steve became fast friends and were sharing furniture finishing secrets|
|Sue, a decorative artist, was experimenting with colors at the end of the day|
|Time ran out before she could wax, however, she created a wonderful mosiac of color.|
|Steve (an amazingly talented decorative artist/artist) and me at the end of the day - fast friends!!|
Also, I want to take a minute and talk about my friend, Steve (above) whose business is Creative Painting Specialists. He is an incredibly talented artist and decorative painter. We are thrilled to be sharing with you that Steve will be scheduling workshops here at Robyn Story Designs. He will be teaching many different faux effects. Take a peak below at just a few of his finishes. Keep in mind that these are all done on wood planks. Prepare to be amazed!!!
Are you blown away!!?? Seriously gorgeous finishes. Steve is also a very talented artist and has been commissioned to do portraits, landscapes and art of all styles. He will be here, in our studio, teaching YOU. Keep an eye out for our announcement of dates....coming soon!! I know I'm excited because I'm going to be sitting in that class with you, learning right along your side!
Did you pick up on my little slip earlier?? We have an announcement that we are SOOOO proud to share with you. Robyn Story Designs has a NEW mini stockist in VERO BEACH!!
WELCOME TO OUR
ANNIE SLOAN CHALK PAINT FAMILY
JEFF AND LORNA NELSON
|Jeff at the workshop, painting a relief with Old Violet and Paris Grey|
|Jeff is loving the dark wax!!|
Didn't I tell you it's been crazy around here!!! So many TERRIFIC things are in store for the future of Robyn Story Designs. I am so thrilled to be able to share it with everyone. Watch our website/blog for dates announcing the workshops with Steve from Creative Painting Specialists as well as a few other announcements AND the rules for our So you think you can Create contest!
|and Robyn Story Designs "hearts" Stiltskin Studios!! Thanks Michelle!!|