Over the past several weeks, I’ve been so busy at work that I haven’t had much time for lunch or idle chatter with my friends from work. When work is over, I’m dead tired and want to go home. My usual lunch buddy, the art teacher, has hardly seen me at all. (Before I was busy, she was busy with a student teacher, so we didn’t get much time to talk then either!)
So a couple days ago, the art teacher asked if I wanted to go to a place called Painting with a Twist. It’s a chain where they walk customers through painting a canvas of one of their standard paintings. Think Bob Ross with a commercial twist!
The nice thing about the place is that you can take a bottle of wine and snacks and enjoy those while you paint. The other nice thing is that you don’t have to worry about cleaning up when you’re done!
The class lasted three hours, and it was a hoot.Another pair of ladies had been there several times and seemed to know what to expect. One couple was there for a date. (Both of them seemed to have some talent, so they should have really artistic kids!) And then there was the art teacher and me.
While all of the paintings started with a set formula, it was interesting to see how six people could start with the same concept and come up with such different paintings. Even though we all received the same instructions, the implementation was different.
My style was more “pile paint on canvas”. I was pleased with my trees and clouds, but not so much with my tower or the crazy red tent. (My pal the art teacher wisely opted to lose the tent!)
The really funny thing was how impressed Little Grump was with my painting! I couldn’t help grinning.
That and three hours of relaxed time with a good friend are well worth doing again!