An Artsy Weekend in Manassas

I'm behind in my posting, but I wanted to share about a recent girl's art weekend in Manassas, VA. The weekend started with meeting sketching friends at Jirani, a very cool coffee shop in Old Town.  I highly recommend paying them a visit! Great coffee and desserts with lots of seating. I definitely want to go back and visit when the weather's warmer (they have outdoor seating).  

I managed some sketching, even though I had a lid malfunction on my coffee cup. I managed to splash a decent amount of my latte on my sketchbook. Yes, I was most upset (maybe not to the point of teeth gnashing, though!). 

The next day it was back to Old Town for a walking photography class with Don from Road Runner Photography tours. I've done some meet-ups with him and have a lot of respect for his knowledge, style, and way of teaching. You can check out his website here. For our class, we focused on making the most of the iPhone's camera and some beneficial photoediting apps. Overall, I had a blast and learned a lot! Oh, and I should mention, I picked Don's brain on travel to Iceland. He gave me some great tips!