IMG 1018A dozen “Artists” showed up for the first ‘Sip ‘n Paint’ Party at Lavender Fields @ Tantivy Farm on September 1st. A beautiful cool evening with the amazing views of the Allegheny mountains in the background helped inspire all participants, ably led by the ‘Left Handed Artist’ instructor, Tamera Renee, and her assistant Kelly Bright.

She patiently led us all on lavender stem painting, with just the right amount of pressure in the upward strokes using different shades of green to help highlight, then coached us all through adding the buds with gentle touches, rather than painting them on with several purple and grey shades, then any other finishing touches for some beautiful one of a kind wine glasses. Even I (Brian) did one, making sure that all in attendance knew I hadn’t painted since high school, and dare I say it turned out pretty darn good even if it wasn’t the best of the night.

To top it all off, some wonderful snacks from the talented Penny’s kitchen. A delicious Herb de Provence cheese ball, with herbs picked on the farm, a delectable tomato tart and bruschetta and toast, then topped off with a scrumptious lavender pound cake and lavender lemonade as well as the three colors of wine to sip on.

Stay tuned for future paintings at Lavender Fields @ Tantivy Farm as well as other activities and classes. We are also very excited to announce the Grand Opening of our Fairy Trail on September 15th from 2 til 4 p.m. As well as the second bloom of Lavender during the entire month with opportunities to Pick Your Own Bouquets.

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