Today I met up with Kerry from Design du Monde blog. She lives about an hour from me, and in our comments and emails I felt a kindred spirit to her and offered to meet her midway at Lorton Workhouse, in Lorton, VA. It is an arts center that features studios, galleries, a theatre, workshop spaces, and an art supply store. We spent several hours together, with her adorable 3yr. old daughter, and had a lovely day. Here are some pictures of our visit:
The Lorton Workhouse was built in 1912 as a correctional institution under the Roosevelt administration and later became a medium security prison until the 1980's when the site was too dilapidated to repair. It became an arts center in 2008.
Kerry and I conversed with some artists, admired lots of art and drooled over the studio spaces. We both wanted to go home and start painting! They didn't allow picture taking, so my photos are limited.
and here we are, two new friends, ONE OF THE MANY REASONS I LOVE BLOGGING!
Have any of you initiated meet-ups with local bloggers you've met? I'd like to do more of this, and would love to hear what you all have done!
Have a great week!