Wine and Painting

In my continued spirit of trying new things I jumped at the opportunity to go to a wine and painting class with a group of ladies from work.  The event was planned almost a  month ago so I was eagerly awaiting last night’s arrival.

Many people think because a person is “artsy” or “creative” that they are automatically good at all forms of crafting or art but this is not the case.  I’m pretty decent with a sharpie but painting is not my forte so I was nervous.

Fortunately I had no reason to be nervous because the class walks you through every step and there’s no right or wrong way to create your masterpiece.  One of my favorite parts of the class was seeing how every person’s painting was different, none really looking the example we were shown at the beginning.  

People used different colors, made their tree different, turned the canvas, added more branches, more flowers, less flowers, etc.  The girl next to me made her background pink and purple, someone else did fall colors (orange, red, yellow) for the blossoms, another girl put her tree on top of the world and added a quote, so no shortage of creativity.  Each painting was unique and amazing.

This was me and my masterpiece 😀

I really hated it at first because I’m a crazy perfectionist but once I took a pic and stepped away from it for a minute I was happy.  I decided it was in the style of impressionism.  It looks a little messy up close but from far away it looks legit 😉

Tomorrow I’m headed out for a fundraiser for the Animal Rescue Foundation at a local bar.  My friend is bringing her 2 dogs so I’ll get a dog for the day, which I’m really excited about because for some reason lately I really, really, really, really want a dog.  I can’t afford one with the food, vet bills, and extra rent I would have to pay.  Plus I don’t have the time it might take to ease James the cat into accepting a new roommate so I’ll just hang out with other people’s dogs.

I also think this is a good opportunity in my search for the holy grail .  I recognize I improve my odds of meeting someone when I actually leave my apartment.

Today though is mostly going to be a lazy day except for a quick trip to Target.  All the bleaching and color has my hair feeling like straw so I’m going to try a conditioning treatment.  If I’m going to make it before the stores start getting busy I should probably step away from the computer.

What’s something new you’ve tried recently?  Have you ever gone to a wine and painting class?

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!


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