A couple of weeks ago, I travelled up to Medford, Oregon for a day of workshops at EdenVale Winery with Betsy Blue Photography. Southern Oregon is so beautiful. I've only been to Oregon before with my family when I was really young, so I didn't really know what to expect. Medford is so gorgeous though. It's all rolling hills and green — lots and lots of green. And in between the hills and the green are dreamy wineries.
Betsy was an amazing hostess (I was lucky enough to stay with her and her family for the weekend at their home), and she really went above and beyond to host me and this workshop. Betsy and her family were more than generous with their time and home. They live on a beautiful farm. I got to see baby chicks and wildflowers galore. Because I've been so busy and on the move, the time I had staying there was very inspiring. It was great to slow down and see a family truly focus on each other and the time they invest in their home and life. Thank you, Betsy and family for being such generous and wonderful hosts.
So, onto the actual workshop... It, too, was gorgeous.
Each student was so eager to learn and I loved their friendly and warm demeanors. Everybody was so nice and excited to try a new craft.
I love curious and engaged students like these!
Between the two classes, students enjoyed lunch, wine and a gorgeous backdrop just outside the barn.
Peonies picked from her mother's garden and other florals were arranged by Penny and Lulu Studio Florist. Having such beautiful flowers right in front of us really made the afternoon watercolor class that much more inspired.
A big thank you to Betsy for putting together such a fantastic day, and to all of the lovely students — I sincerely enjoyed spending the day with you. To see more photos from the class, visit Betsy's blog here.
All photos by Betsy Blue Photography