Friday, July 26, 2013

Lake Bouquet | Preserving Greatness with a Group

Hooray for Friday and hooray for new paintings!
I'm already up in Wisconsin for the weekend and prepping for my next work of art.  One of the girls up at my cottage is getting married to her sweetie this weekend, and not only will I be a guest at this event, but I am also creating a painting as a gift to them too.  Instead of being ubber generous like I use to be back in the day, I have decided to make this a group gift and have all of my lake family go in on it together.  Another great group gift idea!  I even setup a registry on my website to make this easier for everyone looking to be involved (check it out HERE).

So today, mom and I went out to rural Wisconsin on a rainy day to take photos of Allie's bouquet.  It's been awhile since I've done this, so it was really nice to be the one to get the first look at the bouquet.

I even brought along my trusted assistant to help with lighting...

She hates her job.  ;)

This is going to be such a sentimental painting for so many reasons.  First off, you can't beat a gift from the lake family.....we love each other without any blood relation whatsoever.  Secondly, Allie's stems are wrapped with a swatch of lacy fabric from her mom's wedding dress.  Thirdly, Allie's sister, Bobbijean, was married two years ago and her wedding bouquet was all white and ivory roses.....Allie's has a touch of these as well.  The whole bouquet represents family of all sorts.

I'm ready to put my dancing shoes on and hit up this wedding tomorrow night....then throw my apron back on for some painting.  Enjoy your weekend and get ready for some more painting updates!


  1. Very nicely done, Loreen!! And way to have a lighting assistant!! ;)

  2. I love how you did the registry so everyone can go in on it together!! And I also love how you took your lighting assistant :)