Picnic Paintings to welcome summer
Is there anything more refreshing than the first warm days of spring?
These are the days I want to spend all the time I can outside.
Whether it's a calm afternoon by myself, reading while I eat my lunch, or a more upbeat gathering with talkative friends, there's something about packing up our snacks and eating outside together that makes even the simplest food feel special.
I love how the mix of sun and shade makes the most gorgeous shadows on the vibrant fruit!
Years ago, I was in Paris with a group of fellow students. One day, our guide bought a few blocks of French cheese for all of us to sample. It wasn't a typical picnic; there was no lounging on a blanket on a warm, sunny day. It was the middle of winter, and we stood around on the sidewalk. But the thoughtfulness of our guide, and the fun of trying something new with friends, is what made it memorable.
One of the cheeses was a hard orange cheese. I loved it immediately! I went back into the cheese shop and bought a block for myself. I put it in the mini fridge at my hotel and (can you guess where this is going?) the next morning when we left Paris, I forgot my cheese in the mini fridge. I'm still torn up about it!
This was years ago, so I don't remember exactly what type of cheese it was, but I'm pretty sure it was Mimolette. Because of this memory, I HAD to include a block of orange Mimolette cheese in my picnic paintings!
I am excited to partner once again with Christenberry Collection to bring you this new series. They will be available on June 2, 2022 at 8 p.m. Eastern Time.