Friday, January 15, 2016

My first attempt at original art...

I hope you all are having a great start to 2016! We're having a super busy start. Two ballgames this week, a rehearsal dinner, and the wedding of the daughter of one of my closest friends--not much time for blogging. :-(

I returned to the classroom last week, and I was thrilled to see my students--just not sure they felt the same about me. My teenager slept late, 11 a.m. late, almost everyday of the break, so I know first hand most of them had alarm clock shock on those first few days back, but I think we're all into the swing of things now.

Do y'all remember me telling you soon I would be the oldest bridesmaid in history? It's almost time for the wedding and this past weekend we gathered to Kiss the Miss goodbye. The bridesmaids celebrated with an art outing and dinner. I had never done an art party before, and surprisingly, I enjoyed it. If you've thought about doing something like this yourself, you should! The cost was $25 and we were painting and snacking for about 3 1/2 hours. Great fun for a group of girlfriends!

And you get to wear an apron that makes you look like you know what you're doing.

My supplies...

Let me mention that all the pictures were taken with my cell phone, so the quality may not be fabulous. That's the soon-to-be-bride in the pretend vale behind my blank canvas. She chose the picture we would be painting, and I loved it.

We started by filling in our back ground colors.

Then we added our tree tops.

For the tree trunks, we turned our canvases upside down. (I forgot to take a picture of that.) Then we added the reflections, snow, and people.

The final product.

I won't be quitting my day job anytime soon to create art, but I did enjoy the process and I'm kind of pleased how the painting turned out. Probably not hanging it in my foyer, but maybe somewhere around here.

Have you guys painted anything at a studio painting party before? How was your experience? Did you like your finished product? Comment below if you have a minute. I'd love to hear from you.

Have a great weekend!

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