I was at Miss Mustard Seed’s beautiful studio, spent 3 days with her and only snapped a few pictures. Not even good ones. Seriously. No Facebook Live post. No interview with her. No lovely shots. Nope.
I had all that planned. But…I don’t know. We started painting and chatting and that was that.
I have a few and have attached them here, but really they don’t do any justice to the beautiful spaces and pieces that were in the studio.
The funny part? We spent one whole afternoon doing a photography course. I know. I know. Face palm.
I was itching to sit here and just dream and create.
The studio is just so beautiful. These shots are all just from my iPhone but I thought I’d share anyway.
I have had so many people ask me about the visit I thought I should do a little blog post to share. Loved every single second I was in that studio. Truly, I told Marian (Miss Mustard Seed) when I arrived that I wanted to cry. (I kinda did but played it cool).
It was so beautiful and colourful and creative – all the Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint colours are so inspiring.
Because everyone is asking:
Yes it’s incredibly inspiring in that space.
Yes those pieces we see on video and on the blog are just as beautiful in person.
Yes Sebastian the dog was there and yes he’s just as adorable as he looks.
Yes I did see the new colour coming out and paint with it.
No I didn’t bring any home.
Yes I do love hanging around so many other awesome retailers. (one of my favourite things to do, these ladies are incredibly creative and inspiring)
Yes I went to Lucketts Vintage Hip shop in Maryland (angels sung – seriously)
Yes Pennsylvania is beautiful and amazing and full of great places to pick.
No I didn’t get to go picking.
Yes I’m bringing a truck next time and my Mr.
Here’s the big one…YES I did go to Marian’s house. Yuppers. For real.
No I didn’t take any pictures of me there, I played it cool. I kinda squealed inside, but resisted the urge to take out my camera. I’m cool like that.
I love that Marian and I are friends, I consider her a catalyst to the start of my business, her encouragement (when she first met me at a painting class years ago at Haven), she is an incredible business person and mentor along with being an amazing creative. I was very fortunate to be able to stay with Marian’s family and spend a lot of one on one time with her. I know. Crazy. Her mom and dad and whole family are amazing. All so gracious and kind. I know some of you know this, but I am humbled and very grateful that I am now working part time for Marian as part of the Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint team. We’re a small team working directly for Marian to help spread the Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint love. I am tremendously proud to have been asked and to help. Its a true honour. Everyone knows I LOVE my milk paint.
We did paint a lot, but I don’t have pictures..my phone is full of paint though, thats kind of funny.
It was a great trip and I’m happy to have been invited to go train and hang out. I can’t wait to go back!
I retuned home with a heart full of gratitude and inspiration overload.
On another note, we’re adding some workshop to finish off the year (can you believe 2016 is going so fast?)
I built some new fun projects today and will be sharing them next week to show after our Holidays Makers Workshops (both dates now sold out sorry), we have some availability for private workshops and some fun new ones being added. You can check out our workshop schedule here.
Also our White Point DIY by the SEA OPENS today for booking! You can read more about that here!
We are super excited about that! Hope you can join us! (Remember that everyone that books before Dec 15th will get a VIP welcome package and a chance to win an autographed copy of Miss Mustard Seed’s Book)
Thanks for popping in, I promise I’ll be back this week with some more painting tips!
Have a super fabulous day friends!