Last month, for the fifth year in a row, my painting group went on a week long retreat together. We spend the week painting, laughing, cooking, drinking wine and usually a little singing and dancing are thrown into the mix.
This year I invited the group to spend the week at my western North Carolina vacation home.
My friend Cindy brought along home canned treats of salsa, jam and pickles. They tasted even better than they looked. When I noticed the pickles sitting in the kitchen window sill with a few tomatoes, I knew they would star in my next painting.