Tried something new last night called Paint Nite. It was easier and more fun than I expected. I can wholeheartedly recommend it.
The event took place in a reasonably priced Italian restaurant. We had the patio to ourselves and it was a mild evening. I had some wine and ravioli while I followed along with our painting instructor.
I was an art major in college with a modicum of drawing/painting talent but nothing spectacular. That along with my ability to sew and cook seem to be things that not a lot of other people do very well. It always floors me when I get so much praise for doing things that don’t seem particularly difficult. I guess that’s just how I was raised.
My dad had the artistic talent. My mother was the one who helped me learn to sew and cook. I can’t say she taught me as much as she gave me the means to learn both and then, with the cooking in particular, it became a necessity that I do a good deal of that after my parents separated.
Well back to paint night. If you have any desire to try and paint, this is a great introduction. You are given the exact colors you need and are led step-by-step through creating your own version of the night’s painting. The cool thing is that even though all of the paintings were a little different, they all looked pretty good.
In the immortal words of Bob Ross, there are no mistakes… only happy accidents. And don’t forget to wash your brush.