Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Paint Nite!

My final research paper for the semester is due Sunday by midnight and it's less than half done.
This is as good a time as any to blog, right? Right!

Last night Sara and I checked out a Paint Nite.  It was her second time going and my first…a very interesting experience because I am somehow both a perfectionist AND not a very good painter.  I was paralyzed at certain points, but at least it was amusing.  My owl didn't come out TOO bad…although I have to laugh at those two fat branches I made.  I didn't even realize how they looked until I got them home! They seemed perfectly proportional at the time.
Sara added some snow to her painting at the last minute, even though it wasn't part of the instruction. I was really nervous for her because we both weren't sure if it would look good or wreck it!  But it came out good.  I feel like mine could have benefitted from some snow, too.

Anyway, it was a good time, even though the venue was a bit cramped.  I would make it a monthly outing, but to be honest, in my on-going quest for minimalism, I have absolutely no desire to collect a bunch of random paintings!  Maybe if I get better at it, I'll feel differently, but at this point I doubt it. 

I am SUPER excited now that December is here--I'm looking forward to checking TWO big events off my 30 by 30 list…and maybe more, we'll see!  Stay tuned for the updates!

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