This week I got to paint the stunning Avila Beach Golf Resort for my Plein Air Weddings series. Although it had been raining the day before, this particular day was full of sun and spring-like beauty. This venue hosts a number of events including some killer Central Coast concerts, weddings, golfing, private events and much more. They were even the site for my San Luis Obispo High School Prom where just a few days after the event, my husband and I first started dating! No need to say I have fond memories here. I even won a silent auction through the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival for private golf lessons through Avila Beach Golf Resort for my hubby.
It was so wonderful painting this iconic area. Many people walking or driving by slowed or stopped to say hi. They said it was a joy to see someone capturing this wonderful area through art and that they hoped to see more artists out painting. Some were surprised I was so young which struck me as pretty funny. I feel like I've been an artist for three decades...oh wait! Actually, exactly three decades! Wow.
A big thanks to Avila Beach Golf Resort for lending their excellent views and wonderful hospitality. I arrived at 9:30 am and started painting at 10 until 12:30. I then drove down to our local Rising Tide Society meeting called Tuesdays Together hosted by Avila Beach Golf Resort in the very building I was painting. It was really fun seeing it up close after analyzing it from a distance. I always see things differently after painting them. I notice the colors and shadows, the angels, and see the details that get lost from such a great distance. It was really gratifying. Tuesdays Together represents cooperation over competition and finding fellow entrepreneurs in the wedding industry and other creatives who want to work together. This group has been uplifting in more ways than I could have anticipated. Thank you Austyn Ford for investing so much time to make this great meeting work.
If you are a San Luis Obispo Central Coast creative entrepreneur and want to find community, education, inspiration, and local collaboration, message me about how to join. It's free and it is so worth your time. Anthony Salas Jr. shared some great insight this week into the tax world for us self employed wedding pros. Loved the input by Austyn Ford, Cameron Ingalls, Blake Andrews, and Zest It Up. There were many other wonderful comments and friendly faces. I look forward to the next meeting.
Plein Air Weddings painting series will be up for their art show at Kennedy Club Fitness for the month of June in Paso Robles.
Thanks again to Lacee Nordstrom with Avila Beach Golf Resort,
Austyn Ford with Austyn Elizabeth Photography and Rising Tide Society leader for putting on such great meetings and taking beautiful photos of us brainstorming and collaborating on creative issues,
Anthony Salas Jr. with Epic Entertainment for his sound advice on the business end of being an entrepreneur.
Thank you to all of the members who shared and lent advice.
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