Champagne was the first order of the day and we toasted each other, life, friends, Quinta de Luz, and of course Nichos. We nibbled on fresh guacamole, cheese, crackers and freshly baked ginger bread cookies Wendy brought. I hadn't seen Jen and Isabella for awhile and it was lovely to catch up with them. They had never made a Nicho before. Pat, from Aparicio days came ... also new to Nicho making. Kathleen, who has wanted to make Nichos for years, and in fact has carted blank Nicho's home, which are still blank, made THREE Nicho's today and is so inspired will probably take an entire suitcase of them home with her this year. She has plans for making them with her granddaughter. Wendy, the Nicho Queen, brought samples of her glitzie style with her so the Nicho Virgins could behold and be inspired. Yes, we had a blast.
|Everyone brought a nicho and an object to put in it. I got out all my paints, brushes, glue, and decorative elements to play with.|
|It was nice and neat.|
|Soon, it looked like this. Everyone lost in 'the zone', trying different colours, different designs, different ways of embellishing.|
|We look happy. We are.|
|Pat's first time Nicho. Very cool.|
|Jen's first time Nichos. Gorgeous I think.|
|Isabella's is lovely as well. Very antique looking. She's a photographer. Cropping one of her own photos and using that as the insert was brilliant.|
|Kathleen is ready for more. I love what she created.|
|I love the Nicho with the little doors. Wendy loves doing Nicho's with Our Lady of Guadalaupe in them.|
A day spent with friends is always a day will spent.