Monday, July 20, 2015

Bella, Bella, Bellisima!

Words cannot describe it! Anacortes Sketchers were invited to visit TerraBella in the countryside of Conway, WA, this afternoon. This delightful wedding venue has a garden and properties cared for by the equally delightful owners, Caroline and Loren. I took 79 actual photos and double that in mental images that I will never forget.
There is something charming through every vista and around every corner, including the owner, Caroline.
All this is enjoyed by the owners, of course, but intended as the perfect setting for an outdoor wedding. I imagine those married here this summer are pinching themselves to make sure they haven't just been dreaming.
I sketched an entire two page spread in the last pages of my panoramic sketchbook. To see them better, I scanned them into separate sections. (Visit my blog to see the way it looks in full spread.)
These are the separate compositions:
The Airstream sits behind the flower bed, door and windows open in the breeze.
Fresh linens drying in the summer sun.
Thank you so much, Caroline and Loren, for a most wonderful midsummer day's dream.


  1. Beautiful write-up and sketches for a lovely afternoon!

    1. Thank you so much, Missy. I am grateful to have such wonderful people as sketching companions and such fantastic places to inspire. Thanks for all your work, encouragement and friendship.