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Painting a Scottish Thistle

The thistle is a beloved image and the most recognizable symbol for Scotland.   “According to a legend, an invading Norse army was attempting to sneak up at night upon a Scottish Army’s encampment.  During this operation a barefoot Norseman had the misfortune to step upon a thistle, causing him to cry out in pain.  This alerted the Scots to the presence of the Norse invaders.”

A special Outlander Wine and Paint night was held to teach us how to paint this beautiful flower.  We wanted to share the sequence of steps we were taught to allow others the opportunity to do it at home.   You will be surprised with the results!

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