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Getting Inspired with Roses and Rosé

Watercolor and Wine, Watercolor WorkshopsKimberly HeimbachComment
Getting Inspired with Roses and Rosé, Ladyfolk Studio Watercolor and Wine Workshop Laguna Beach

It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon when we gathered in the garden at Soul Project in Laguna Beach. The mission, get creative with watercolor painting roses and sipping a variety of Rosé wine. Fleur de Sel cookies were the perfect accompaniment to it all thanks to Summer’s Table. Scroll down to see more of the creative process and how we were all inspired.

Roses and Rosé Watercolor workshop with Ladyfolk Studio, Laguna Beach

We started this Watercolor and Wine workshop with what I like to call warm-up exercises. Each element of painting the rose was broken down into to simple steps. I always like to give my attendees a couple ways of completing a painting. With the roses there was three techniques and they could pick which ever one they felt most confident and comfortable with to compete their final rose painting. After going over materials, use of color and rose techniques we went over a few basic ways to paint leafs as well. You can see my clipboard below with the instructional warm-up pages and what follows is the attendees work in progress. You can already see how quickly they picked up on painting from my simple step by step instructions.

“When things are simplified it makes it a lot easier to get creative with something new.”

-Kimberly Heimbach

Getting Inspired with Roses and Rosé, Ladyfolk Studio Watercolor and Wine Workshop Laguna Beach
Roses and Rosé Watercolor workshop with Ladyfolk Studio, Laguna Beach

I love the warm-up exercises to get everyone started on their creative journey for the workshop. One is able to discover how to hold the brush and get just the right ratio of paint to water. I always say the key word in ‘watercolor” is “water.” For my workshops we use watercolor cakes so the paint is dry to begin and you really need to add water to get the pigment to flow onto the page. This is why the warm-up exercises are so important to discover this. Once the technique is established the painting process quickly turns from figuring it out to a more meditative state where attendees are able to just flow with the organic nature of watercolor. Repetitive shapes and motions ease the mind into a tranquil state.

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of the everyday”

-Pablo PIcasso

Getting Inspired with Roses and Rosé, Ladyfolk Studio Watercolor and Wine Workshop Laguna Beach
Getting Inspired with Roses and Rosé, Ladyfolk Studio Watercolor and Wine Workshop Laguna Beach

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Your Ladies will Immediately Say "Yes" to this Wine

wedding, Watercolor and WineKimberly HeimbachComment

I can hear the wedding bells!

Calling all Brides-to-be, How CUUUUTE are the new labels I designed for Speak Wines new Wedding collection! The best part is they come in three different colors, sure to fit whatever your color scheme is. 

I LOVE the gift box you see above that Speak Wines put together with some other gifts. You could totally re-create this yourself and switch up the items for the lady. Featured in this gift box is Herbivore coconut oil, Sandalwood Tobacco candel and a Castelbel peppermint soap bar.

Other cute items that I included in my own gift box for bridesmaids were hand-painted boxes with their names, customized pencils (because I'm an artist and always needing a pencil) and Champagne gummy bear and rose Sugerfina candies.

I wish these bottles were around when I was asking my Bridal ladies to join me! You can pick between "Will you be my Maid of Honor?" and "Will you be my Bridesmaid?"

I really enjoyed the process of creating these labels for Speak Wines new Wedding collection. I love that we decided on three color schemes that will go with any bridal party: indigo, pink, and cream. They would look super cute all in a ice bucket together on display at a soiree to ask your bridal babes to join the official wedding party, cheers!

P.S. Click the image below to read the feature on this wine on The Knot...



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