I consider myself crafty in many ways but painting has always intimidated me. I can’t color in the lines very well and I can barely draw a good stick figure. If it wasn’t for the instructor giving step by step direction on where to start and which paintbrush to use, it would have been a disaster for me. I had so much fun but I’m going to be honest and tell you that I don’t know if I would do it again. The event was very affordable and I would have spent the same amount on food and wine had it not been provided. It’s just that I am stuck now with a hideous painting that I feel guilty even donating to Goodwill. Part of this concept is that everyone paints the exact same thing. There were 2 artistic girls that went all rebel and painted their own thing and they both came out fantastic!! The rest of us painted a country setting with a house in a field of bluebonnets. I was WAY out of my league with this group. All of the other’s did such a great job and I would even consider putting one of their paintings in my house. My house looks dilapidated and should be abandoned in the field for sure. A funny part was when I was painting the windows I wanted to give it that barn look with the “x’s. I was using this mustard looking color and when I was done it looked like I had police crime scene tape across the window’s. We got a good laugh on that and that I filled it in with black paint. When I first got started, I wanted to paint a hidden word and so I painted Todd on my canvas. You know like a subliminal message or Where’s Waldo. After I brought it home, Todd was able to find his name once I told him to look for it. That was fun! Nicole is busty like myself and had the great idea to use 2 aprons and so i did too. I had coverage across the girls and i made it home spotless on my clothes. My bracelet and my hands didnt get off so lucky.
The night for me was not about the painting (obviously). It was more about getting to meet this wonderful group of gals in person. All of the gals were just like you’d expect from reading their blogs. All of us are so different from each other but yet there is a great bond and connection between us. Blogging is this virtual world that many of us get pretty personal with. I felt like I’ve known some of these girls forever. I can truly say that I can call many of them friends and isn’t that a blessing!
|My hidden word|
|Wine goes so well with painting|
|Nicole and me (love her!!) Check out the 2 aprons on us in these pics|
|My cuz and me holding our end results|
|I think my paint tray was as pretty as my painting|
|which brush do i use now?|
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