February 1, 2017
Our featured item this month is the picture of the Capitol shown below. It is reverse painted on glass, which is a technique where the artist applies the paint to the back of the piece of glass in the opposite order than they would if painting on canvas. In this technique, the first thing painted is the detail that would normally be painted last. How confusing is that! It’s hard to believe people used this technique as long ago as ancient Byzantium where they were famous for their icons painted in this way.
Also below is a photo that you may have already seen on our Facebook page. It’s of another one of the handmade “Wow!” chairs, so-called because it is so comfortable that that’s what you’ll be saying when you try it! If you don’t believe that, come in and check it out . . . The chair is made the old-fashioned way and doesn’t contain any nails or screws. Each one is more like a piece of art than a piece of furniture. Enough said.
We do have some special hours for the month. We’ll be closing at 2 p.m. on Saturday the 4th, but will be open on President’s Day Monday. We’re closed on Sundays all month as we’ve gone to our winter hours.
With Valentine’s Day coming up, there are plenty of romantic things to do in our section of Loudoun County. Nearby Bogati Bodega & Winery, which you pass if coming from the east (by the covered wagon), is featuring Valentine’s pizza and champagne—a unique combination! Check out their website at http://www.bogatibodega.com/scripts/eventPg.cfm. While you’re there it’s worth looking around the rest of the Hill High Marketplace. They have amazing desserts, including Mom’s Apple Pie, and a number of local artisans selling their wares—everything from paintings and photos, to jewelry and items made with local wool.
Have a wonderful month!
Lynne & Bob McCann