64 responses

  1. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)
    June 20, 2011

    You did a great job! I can’t even paint a stick figure ๐Ÿ™‚
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  2. Jess@atasteofconfidence
    June 20, 2011

    Wow, it looks great! Awesome job.
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  3. lynne @lgsmash
    June 20, 2011

    ah!! there are a couple of places like this in denver. my favorite is Canvas and Cocktails. i’ve probably painted about 14 from/inspired by them. it’s so fun, isn’t it?! a great way to relax and let the day go.. soon enough. you’ll be hooked too! glad there’s one out in tampa!!

  4. River
    June 20, 2011

    I like how your apron is the cleanest in the last photo! haha.

    Great work, love your painting. ๐Ÿ™‚
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  5. Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife
    June 20, 2011

    That is Seriously COOL. I love it. ANd you did a great job. I would have died, I am a horrible painter. heh.

    Love the idea of BYOD too!

  6. Courtney
    June 20, 2011

    Awesome job! I’ve never been to a painting class, but I definitely want to go now. ๐Ÿ™‚
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  7. Lee
    June 20, 2011

    I tweeted this to you, but I did something just like this and they taught us to paint cherry blossoms too. Mine is at the end of the post – http://inmytummy.com/2011/03/01/cherry-blossoms-on-steroids/
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    • Meghann
      June 21, 2011

      haha- too funny! Your flowers look great – I like that they’re a little plump.

  8. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen
    June 20, 2011

    That looks like a lot of fun! I’m like the least artistic person in the world, but maybe with some direction I could do something like that!? Yours came out great!
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  9. Sana
    June 20, 2011

    That is an amazing way to raise some $$ and you had a blast!

  10. Chelsea @ Go Chelsea Go!
    June 20, 2011

    I was just in FL over the weekend for a wedding and it is HOT! I hope you get AC soon!! Although, I’ll confess–I almost always put my chocolate in the fridge; I think the cold makes the chocolate tastes better!
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  11. Ann
    June 20, 2011

    This is such a cool post! I love seeing the steps of how the paintings came to be. What a great cause. Thanks for sharing!
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  12. kristen
    June 20, 2011

    Love painting classes…I have painted a heart, a shoe and a cupcake! Makes nice artwork for the house!!

    Way to save on the chocolate ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Molly
    June 20, 2011

    Ive seen this done before. I love the idea! Almost as much as painted pottery places ๐Ÿ™‚
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  14. Ann @ Running With Chopstix
    June 20, 2011

    What a great event for a great cause! I’ve done a class like that before and it was so much fun! I was amazed at how the instructors broke it down so that everyone could recreate it. And wine and cheese always helps.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. michelle
    June 20, 2011

    So so so cool! I am going to look up to see if I can find something similar near where I live. I would love to do something like that.
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  16. Jessica @ For the Fun of Fit
    June 20, 2011

    That looks really fun! I haven’t taken a painting class – but I did some ceramics back in college – it was a lot of fun (would have been more fun with wine!)
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  17. Christine
    June 20, 2011

    I seriously want to take one of those classes! And for $35 it’s a great deal!
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  18. Samantha
    June 20, 2011

    This looks like so much fun!! I’m gonna do some research and see if I can find one in my area ๐Ÿ™‚
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  19. Elina (Healthy and Sane)
    June 20, 2011

    Love it! ๐Ÿ™‚ Now I’m craving painting… I actually used to be pretty good.

  20. Amanda
    June 20, 2011

    That looks awesome…I would love to do something like that! You did a great job ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Ashlyn
    June 20, 2011

    Do you get to keep the painting? Looks like fun!

    • Meghann
      June 21, 2011

      Yes, you get to keep the painting. ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Emily @ Savory and Savage
    June 20, 2011

    You did an amazing job!!

    I used to take painting classes all the time. My favorite are watercolor classes.
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  23. Stephanie
    June 20, 2011

    I’ve been to painting with a twist twice! It’s so fun and I love how well they take you through everything, because i definitely can’t paint!

    Your painting looks great!
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  24. Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    June 20, 2011

    now THIS is such an awesome evening!
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  25. Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    June 20, 2011

    I think wine DEFINATELY helps creative juices!
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  26. Monika @ Powered by Paprika
    June 20, 2011

    Very cool!

    Wine stirs the creative soul ๐Ÿ™‚
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  27. Laura
    June 21, 2011

    That’s awesome. I love how everyone was painting the “same” thing but they all turned out so different and unique!

  28. Sally Kate
    June 21, 2011

    living social in fort collins had a deal today on a studio that seems like what you did- i love your painting!! painting can be so relaxing once you get into the groove of it!
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  29. Jessi @ Quirky Cookery
    June 21, 2011

    *Gasp* When did this become a “thing”? I just saw a Groupon for a similar painting/wine-tasting place in Vancouver a few days ago and was talking about how I’d never heard of the concept before. Then a day later, I saw someone else talking about it on the opposite coast. And now your post? Has this been around for a while and I just didn’t know it, or is it a new fad?

    • Meghann
      June 21, 2011

      I think these type of places have been around for a while, they’re just discovering new ways to market it. It’s really fun though – did you buy the deal?

      • Jessi @ Quirky Cookery
        June 21, 2011

        Maybe so, and it looks like their new attempts at marketing are really working. Good for them! I love the idea.

        And no, I didn’t buy it, and now I’m kicking myself. Maybe I’ll just have to check it out on my own anyway.
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  30. Katie – kinda bananas.com
    June 21, 2011

    I LOVE the stuffing your face pic! I do that all the time….tonight when I saw shoving huge forkfuls of salad in my throat with spring green stems sticking out, my husband said “That’s a good look for you, babe” LOL It’s so tricky to eat big salads!

  31. Cara
    June 21, 2011

    That looks like so much fun!!! Great job painting! I am awful when it comes to anything artistic, but I do love getting into art every now and again. It is a nice way to relax and have fun!

  32. ~Jessica~
    June 21, 2011

    Wow, I wish we had something like that painting class in the UK: the ones I’ve been to all tend to be quite ‘stale’ and formal. Yours looks a lot more fun and as you say raises money for a good cause too.

    Love your picture: you’ve more talent than you give yourself credit for!

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  33. Allison @ Will Run For Candy
    June 21, 2011

    My laptop cover is actually that cherry blossom painting.I did a double take when I saw your painting. Good job, haha.
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  34. alison
    June 21, 2011

    I’m super impressed. Art isn’t my thing and I even have trouble with stick figures. You did a great job…and raised money for an awesome charity, too.
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  35. Emily @ Life on Food
    June 21, 2011

    I love that idea. I used to paint a lot in high school and college but my mom still has all of the finished works. They are not that great but I would love to have some to decorate my white walls. Great job on your painting! Where are you going put it?
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  36. Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups
    June 21, 2011

    Wow that looks amazing! I don’t feel like mine would’ve come out as well…I’m pretty much the least artistic person ever. But it still sounds like a blast!
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  37. Lauren
    June 21, 2011

    Wow, that is so impressive! Yours looks even better than the original! ๐Ÿ™‚ What a fun event for a great cause!
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  38. Ashley
    June 21, 2011

    Oh my goodness… how much fun is that? I have to admit, I’m jealous! It looks like y’all had so much fun and your painting is super cute!! I’m going to have to research such a class.
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  39. Tessa @ Amazing Asset
    June 21, 2011

    Wow I am quite impressed, that is a beautiful painting! I am literally the worst artist/drawer alive, so I really need to take a class like this ๐Ÿ™‚
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  40. Paula @ Eat: Watch: Run
    June 21, 2011

    Aww, that looks fun. Now I want to find a painting class!
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  41. Ali @ Ali Runs
    June 21, 2011

    That sounds so awesome! I would love to do something like that–I am not creative at all and really have no artistic skills but it would still be fun, especially with wine ๐Ÿ˜‰
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  42. Halley (Blunder Construction)
    June 21, 2011

    I did something just like this last weekend! I think this concept is so smart and a great way to get people of any skill level painting!

  43. Hope
    June 21, 2011

    Wow! Your painting came out amazing! That class seems like SO much fun! I really wish they offered something like that around me! My mom would absolutely love a class like that and I think I would too! What a great concept! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  44. Hillary
    June 21, 2011

    What an awesome idea! I have absolutely no artistic talent, but this looks like something I could do!
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  45. lauri (redheadrecipes.com)
    June 21, 2011

    How fun!! Haven’t painted in years, since I was a kid! Your picture is really pretty, I hope u hang it on display somewhere in your house for all to see ๐Ÿ™‚

    I love the ‘this is what I really look like eating’ pic! Ha ha!
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  46. Jordan P @ food, sweat, and beers
    June 21, 2011

    Great job on the Cherry Blossom Tree, I feel like I’ve been transported to a land of pink and white!! You think you’ll hang it in your AC-less home? It might make you think of springtime breezes….

    I’d LOVE to take a painting class like that with some buddies. It looks like a fun time for all, you can meet new people, AND for a good cause! Can’t be beat.

    Keep it up, Picasso!
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  47. Rachel @ The Perseverance Diaries
    June 21, 2011

    That is such a great idea to fundraise by having a painting class! It looks like a lot of fun and with wine? Even better ๐Ÿ˜‰
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  48. Lisa @ Lisa Letting Go
    June 21, 2011

    That class looks like so much fun! I’m going to have to see if we have them in my area. Your painting is lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. Ashley @ the fit academic
    June 21, 2011

    omg, that class sounds like so much fun!!!! I wonder if they have anything like that where I live! Plus the bonus of it being for a good cause! Incredible!

  50. Marissa
    June 21, 2011

    I took a painting class once! It was for my best friend’s 13 birthday party; a whole bunch of us went and took it together! We were painting flowers. I thought I was doing great and was really proud! But then one of the teenage helpers (not the actual instructor) came over, picked up a a brush, and started painting over some of my work–saying that he was “fixing it for me!” I was flabbergasted! The NERVE to do that to someone else’s painting! As soon as he left, I picked up my brush and painted over what he had just “fixed” and made it EXACTLY as I had it before! Hmm. I showed him! lol…

    • Meghann
      June 21, 2011

      pshhhh – that is rude!

  51. Cookies vs. Carrots
    June 21, 2011

    I’ve done this once before, and I have to say that my painting did not turn out nearly as cute as yours!
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  52. Megan @ On the Road Again
    June 21, 2011

    I love the idea of a taking a painting class like this! Hopefully Groupon or livingsocial will offer up something soon. Your painting came out awesome!
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  53. Andrea @ Run, Eat, Date, Sleep
    June 21, 2011

    Mega impressive!
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  54. Brittney
    June 21, 2011

    Nice work! That looks like so much fun! I need to see if we have something like that in Charlotte!
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  55. Dani
    June 21, 2011

    That looks like a lot of fun, plus a good cause! You’re painting looks SO good, too!

  56. Kathleen @morethaneasymac
    June 21, 2011

    That looks so fun! There’s one in Tallahassee that I keep meaning to try.
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  57. Niki Jackson
    June 22, 2011

    You did such a great job!! It’s amazing how the same painting can come out so differently for each person, I find it really interesting. What a great cause too. Niki x
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  58. Leslie
    June 22, 2011

    Thank you for painting with us and supporting such a great cause. We loved your blog and have shared it with our Facebook fans. Great pictures and you did a wonderful job on your painting!!

  59. Yamilette
    June 24, 2011

    Ohhhh I love it!!! I have been to Painting w/a Twist in Grapevine, TX. The owner, Colleen I think already knows my name…been there 7 times and headed on next Monday to paint pretty abstract flowers: “May Flowers”. Class is only $35…and two of my friends are joining me!!!! If you haven’t done it, I sure recommend trying it at least once, but beware; u will most likely become addicted!

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