*Please Note: This is being published before I have all the photos in. It will be edited again after I have all the pics and the group photo to add, and this note will be removed*
This weekend was busy already. It is Sunday afternoon. I am getting ready to head into my kitchen and do some prep cooking. Before I do that I have to find the kitchen again. I have been sick with a sinus infection, and things are really falling behind. So today I plan to do the dishes, clear off the kitchen table, island, and countertops. I have 1 cupboard that I have decided will be a goal to spring clean inside of it today. I want to reorganize it and find homes for a couple of pantry items underneath the island. That is what I am up to today in my kitchen. If I don’t get it all done, I am going to work on this before next weekend, so I can move on with the Kitchen Spring Cleaning project and get into the rest of my home.
I missed a few days of work at the day job this week, because of being sick. I am starting to feel a little better, and I had made plans a few weeks ago for a couple of things I did yesterday. I started the day off at a craft supplies sale. The idea behind it was to have a “yard sale” for excess craft supplies from the vendor’s stash. I went shopping, and I picked up some beads.
I also decided to take a leap of faith and submit a written piece for a paid publication. It is a story, and I have sent it in. The deadline is tomorrow. I asked a writer friend to do a basic edit for me, and she did. Now I wait.
I had also planned to attend my first Paint & Sip event. It was last night, and it was a lot of fun! I have been wanting to attend one of these for a while, and I am so glad I went!
It was organized by a friend, and six people attended, including me. It was hosted by Buddy Art Paint & Sip. The group had looked at some other painting ideas, and took one they liked and changed it from a night sky background to a sunset sky background. When they settled on a picture to paint, it was planned for last night.
Paint & Sip events are becoming very popular. People are going to them for fun, and to do something different. Other people are also using them as a way to raise funds for their favourite charity. Whether it is a night out with friends or a fundraiser, it is a fun way to spend a few hours. Have a glass of wine, or two, share some snacks, and create your own work of art, that you can take home and hang on your wall.
The host painted a demo piece, and he also painted along with us at the event. This is what we were painting. The one on the wall was his demo, and the one in the easel was the one he painted along with us.
We arrived at about the same time. We found our canvases, and they were all blank. We each started with yellow and a circle for the sun. We listened to Bruno Mars, Sia, and Rod Stewart while we painted the sky.
Next is a progress picture of some of our group.
Shortly after this, we had a snack break. There was a nice spread of finger foods. The wine glasses magically refilled. It was also time for new paint colours.
I made a musical request for the next part. We were going to be painting the bottom part and the trees in black. On came The Rolling Stones with Paint it Black by special request! I was a little startled when I realized there were two paint colours on the next palette. The white was hard to see. The host then surprised us with some ’90’s tunes, and some of us were singing along while we painted.
In the end, we had a lot of fun. There are 6 finished pieces of individual art, and we all look forward to planning another event. I am going to share them without revealing the artist at this time. When the group photo is available, I will add it in and edit this sentence out. Until then, you can try to guess which one is mine! I can’t wait to share the horizon of the 6 setting suns!
When I polish this story off after the first published “draft”, when the rest of the pics are added, I will also share the comment from the host that really surprised me! Keep an eye out for an update to this story, it will have more pictures and be more complete.
If you live in Fredericton and want to plan your own event with Buddy Art Paint & Sip, here is a link to their facebook page: