Monday, June 20, 2011

Painting with a Twist

by Meghann on June 20, 2011

Isn’t it amazing what a little paint, direction, and wine can accomplish? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Seriously. Can you believe I painted that? I still can’t!

A couple of weeks ago my friend Kristin sent me an invite for a painting class event that supported the local Ronald McDonald House. For $35 you got a canvas, paint, step-by-step painting directions, and the feel good knowledge of knowing you were supporting a good cause.

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Sign me up!

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The paint class occurred at Painting with a Twist – a fun learn-to-paint studio that specializes in group classes.

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Wine and snacks were heavily encouraged.

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I like to think the wine helped bring out my inner painter.

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Right, Kristin? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Our objective: to replicate the beautiful Cherry Blossom Painting.

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Ready? Let’s begin!

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First: Paint a quarter of the canvas pink.

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Got it!

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Second: artistic white lines

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Done!

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Third: Break for dinner

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It was BYO Food.

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I brought a salad in anticipation of a long night.

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  • Mixed Greens
  • Carrot
  • Sugared Pecans
  • Olives
  • Pickle
  • Hard Boiled Egg
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Lemon Herb Dressing

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Posed shot

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And what I actually look like when I’m eating….

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Ha!

I also snacked on some pita chips

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And a few curly fries ( a gift from the restaurant next door)

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Back to the painting…

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It’s starting to come together right?!

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Just a few flowers

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My signature….

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And I am done!

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Who knew I had that in me?! It’s AMAZING what a good instructor can teach you.

And it wasn’t just me – check out the other amazing work from around the classroom!

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In the end our class raised $850 for the local Ronald McDonald House – Woop! Woop!

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And we had a great time in the process!

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Thanks for the invite ladies! I seriously had a blast!

I spent the afternoon working in Starbucks with a Corn VitaTop somewhere in between.

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I also ended the night with a little Dark Chocolate.

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Side note: we’re on day ?? of no ac and all the chocolate in my house had to be moved to the fridge because it was starting to melt in the pantry. Poor chocolate. :/

Have you ever taken a painting class? It was so much fun – I want to go back and do it again!

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