On July 22nd I enjoyed a rare girl’s night out with some friends. One was a friend I went to school with and the others were new friends I made that night while we were out. We had a lot of fun and it was nice to be out for a few hours with some adults. My mom was willing to watch my son so I was able to go out.
We paid ahead of time and made reservations online. We got there early, had a chance to chat, a few of us had a bite to eat and most of us enjoyed a glass of wine while we painted. I think there were around 30 of us. It was a bit crowded, but we all had a great time.
The instructor was great and she even painted along with us. We all had a different interpretation of the painting we were doing, but they all looked great when we were finished. I talked to the guy that was assisting everyone (getting us more paint and paper towels, even offering pointers) about a frame for my painting. He said that IKEA has frames for about $10 that fit the canvas size we used that night perfectly. I haven’t gotten there to check them out yet, but I’d like to soon.
Right now my painting is hanging on a nail in my bedroom and I still catch myself admiring it from time to time. There was one woman whose painting went completely wackadoodle and she wound up with a sort of butterfly or moth looking thing that was purple, rather than the ladybug on her flower and it was big! But it looked really awesome all the same. I had thought about making the background or flower a different color, but I stuck with the original colors and I love mine.
Everyone hung around for a bit afterwards and there were lots of pictures taken for the Paint Nite Facebook page and just for the heck of it by attendees. We took a couple of group pictures that aren’t shown here because I didn’t bother to ask if I could use them on my blog. It’s really not a big deal.
Our group was talking about possibly going somewhere else to hang out for a bit, maybe get a little something sweet, but ultimately we all decided it was getting late and we’d rather just head home. My friend that invited me had a small belated birthday gift for me too. That was really nice of her, it was a necklace.
I’d really love to try this again in the near future and maybe get a few of my friends together to do it. Thanks very much for reading my blog! Feel free to send any feedback and as always, please leave comments or even send me an email as I love to hear from my readers!