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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Painting With A Twist

My girls have been trying to twist my arm to go with them to Painting With A Twist and I was just not interested. I cannot even draw a stick figure that looks like a stick figure. For my birthday we did the usual fun and nice things. Lunch, cards, nice presents, and birthday cake. Then a surprise that they wouldn't tell me where we were going except saying things like bungee jumping and things they know I would be too old and too chicken to do if I wasn't old. I could have rung their necks when I saw they had paid for all of us to paint a picture. But it's a turtle they say, you can draw that. I'm thinking everyone is going to laugh me outta this place but what can I do? I'm with them and they paid for it. Most of you probably know and maybe most have painted a picture at one of these places but for those who may not know I'll explain. There is several rows of stools with small easels on a table in front of you. There is a can of water with a two brushes, large and small. A paper plate in front of each person with about six different colors of paint in little piles. There is a large easel on a stage with a picture on it and an instructor. The picture of the day was a turtle. The instructor directed us step by step how to cover the entire base picture with blue like water. Then we started the turtle. First turn a clean paper plate upside down and draw around it, that's the body. From there we painted in legs, the head, then the shell and outlined the whole thing. Would you believe when we got through it looked like a picture of a colorful turtle? I tried to veer off on my own a little to make my turtle match a new comforter I just bought for my bedroom. This morning Leah took me by a Goodwill on the way bringing me home. I found the perfect fitting black frame. No one laughed at my painting and it is already on my wall. From a distance it looks like it matches my comforter. Up close not so perfect but it was fun.

12 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

oh, that's cool that they surprised you (as you'd have said no, otherwise) and that it turned out well and you can frame it and enjoy it! :) no, i've never heard of one of these places.

jack69 said...

Some surprises are the best. I am so glad it was a turtle. Did they knowin advance it would be a turtle?
Shucks, you done good. we are all looking for a picture of this Turtle in the future!!!

I know you girls had fun, it sounds like the perfect family get to gether, girls and mom.
Love it. Hugs from the chilly Michigan area.

TARYTERRE said...

So there you have it. It was fun to do something new and different. I bet the turtle looks sweet.

Jean said...

I can't draw either, but most of my children and grandchildren can. What a nice surprise from your children and what a good time you had. I hope you will post your picture for us to see. Take care. Jean

Jon said...

That's actually a fantastic birthday present, because you created it yourself! I'm glad you framed it. It will be a nice keepsake.
And it's a lot better than bungee jumping!!!!

Forty Pound Sack said...

I love that you went ahead and gave it a try. Happy Birthday!!

Lucy said...

That is so cool. I can not even make a stick figure. I have a litte sign on the bottom of my scree to clean computer so best do it.

Chatty Crone said...

Where is your painting. What great kids to come and surprise you! And I am so glad you went. We all need to do new things. sandie

Jill said...

I have never heard of a place like that. How much fun for all of you! I would have been very nervous. I'm glad you got over the nerves and had fun doing it. I 'd sure love to see your painting!

FrankandMary said...

A belated Happy Birthday. Whatever the age, you act pretty young at heart.~Mary

Leave It To Davis said...

They just put one of those places in at a strip here on the road beside us. I might just have to go and try my hand at it since you enjoyed it! And you're my twin! :) So glad you had a good time and that your painting looks like it matches your comforter, even if it is from across the room! Sounds like a lot of fun!

Sheila Y said...

Glad you enjoyed the outing. I was wondering where the picture of the turtle was too. Great memories! Take care, Sheila