Thursday, August 22, 2013

:: Art, Wine, and AN ABSTRACT PAINTING ::

Apparently, there is a trend taking places right under our noses...
though, I'm no artist and this could be something that has taken places since, I don't know... the Renaissance? People are having a glass of wine and painting a picture.

Simultaneously and at the same time, even! People... as in small groups. For fun!

I've only just heard of this.

There is a new art studio in town...and the owner offers the opportunity to have paint parties, fund raisers, and experience  painting like an AR-TEEST!  fbpage: Stop-n-Gogh art studio

Most recently, Monday night,  
I was treated to a night of fun, frivolity, artistry and spirits, though I did not partake. 

Oh, I painted alright...
I had fun,too.

I was even frivolous at times... (slathering paint with reckless abandon)

Going wild with this funky chicken. 

Painting, minding the rules (oh, yes, there were rules) 
Let's see. 
  • Relax
  • Have fun 
  • Have a glass of wine (if that is your thing)  
  • Breathe (remember it's just paint)  

Nothing I could find more entertaining than going out with my 2 daughters and having a fun time...painting the town chicken. (Oh, and watching a bunch of women that I don't even know get plastered partake and slapping some paint on a canvas)- 

We had so much fun! 

When we got home, Our husbands all liked our chickens/roosters... but to us, we thought TOGETHER that they looked more like rejects from a Kellogg's Ad- agency! 

I'm not a wine drinker... so I'm thinking next time I try to paint a canvas...maybe something stronger than iced tea?!  Like a RED BULL! or something. Seriously, we were sober when we painted these. 

Once I got it home and on a shelf in my kitchen... he doesn't look TOO bad. I don't know...that could be the iced tea talking... 

I named him... "Corn-flake".

"Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might;" ~Ecclesiastes 9:10


Jocelyn said...

I like him! Congrats! And it sounds like a great time.

Diane said...

Corn Flake is cute! Like that gold background. I had read of these parties last year or early this year on another blog (who knows which one??). I guess if wine is your thing, why not? But as an artist, creating is the thing, not the drinking. But that's just my opinion.

My Repurposed Life said...

corn flake! hahahaha LOL

I too, have heard of these classes...I even bought a "deal" to one. I won't be partaking either. ;)
It's funny... the classes here paint Fleur-de-Lis :) I don't think a single class (and there are a LOT of places holding them) in our town would teach a class on painting a chicken. :)
I love them all, I think you gals did a great job.... love the pics, thanks for sharing this part of your life with us! :)

Melanie said...

Corn Flake is a handsome fella! I like him! Sounds like you all had a lot of fun. Haven't heard of these parties, but they sound like fun, iced tea and all!

camp and cottage living said...

I like him too.
He looks like he's got an attitude,
a real strutter.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

It's pretty good! What a fun idea.

NanaDiana said...

Hey! You did a great job and I love your abstract chicken! He/She is wonderful. I LOVE to go to those things when I am the only one that doesn't drink. I have more fun than any of them and feel a whole lot better the next This reminded me of something that happened to me and I will have to post about it one day soon- xo Diana

Kristina said...

That looks like a lot of fun! Nice job!

Echoes From the Hill said...

Seriously, I like your rooster/chicken,whatever. I vote yours the best!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I think Cornflake looks awesome, and you composed the painting perfectly! Looks wonderful on the shelf! I want to do this...looks like a great time! Love your fun blog background, Pat!

Audrey said...

oh Pat ... that is just too cute and what a fun way to spend the evening with your daughters. I like your rooster and he will always be a good reminder of a fun evening.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Diane said...

You've got skills girl! Love Mr. Corn-flake, he deserves a place of honour on your self! Hmmm....maybe I should paint a picture, or a have a glass of wine, both sound good to me! ha Diane

The Boston Lady said...

I love Corn Flake! Imagine what you would do on Red Bull! Ann

The Paisley Butterfly said...

I am definitely going to do this for a girls night!

But I will drink the my own home...with a couple of friends...while my husband watches my child :)

Trish @TheOldPostRoad said...

Love him!! Great job, Pat!

Cindy said...

Haha! You are so funny, honestly? I think Corn flake looks wonderful and you are more artistic than you realize!
Hugs, Cindy