Friday, April 26, 2013

I'm pretty much a pro.

...at this whole painting thing. Yeeaaahh, the ladies from my company got a company paid "ladies night out" at a local (amazing) art painting studio called "Cheers to Art".

I'm totally kidding though, I'm not a pro...but I have to say, I was kiiiind of hyperventilating before the class started because I'm a TERRIBLE artist. I can't even draw a stick figure correctly if my life depended on it. The lady in charge thought she'd comfort me by saying "don't worry honey, this is the easiest painting I'll be doing all month!" ...great, that makes me feel better......

Before we dive into my painting, look how cute this place was! It was a full blown natural light studio, with a boutique attached. How adorable, right?



The paintings above were all done in the previous months as the "project of the night". Lots of them reflected our big city, which I thought was pretty neat!


Then began the painting... oh did I mention we had a private party?? Haaaaaaaaaayyy.

So the original painting was supposed to be all different colored vases, with a few blocks of color on them... some green leaves and crooked twigs hanging out. The little heart of rebellion in me screamed "BE DIFFERENT"... & did I listen?

You bet I did.
Watch my artistry unfold....... ;)




 Drumroll pleeeease!


I didn't want to add the green leaves, because it was just too bright and cheery for me to mess with. Those leaves were gonna be messing with my vibe.

So I have to say, I really pretended to play "artist" last night. I think I'll go back soon. *ahem, CALEB?

It's a tiny thumbnail, so forgive me...but this is what it was supposed to look like:


No thanks, my love for yellow and corals just had to be shown ;)


This was totally outside of my comfort zone...buuuut I loved it.
Ever done something like this?
Cheers!


PS:
One quick Friday letter to my girl, Erin:

YOU ARE COMING HOME TONIGHT AND I CAN'T WAIT TO SQUEEZE THE CRAP OUT OF YOUUUUUUU. Don't ever leave me for another week again.
;)

18 comments:

  1. aww soo cute, i've been wanting to do one of these classes, dont worry i have not artistic ability either. i can't even write my name the same twice.

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  2. so cute! that's so cool you can pick whatever colors. new home decor?!

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  3. This looks so fun!! I need to find one of these studios! I think your painting says "you" wayy more than what it was suppose to look like! Happy Erin comes home today day too!! :)

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  4. love it, turned out so cute!

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  5. looks so good! I like that you went your own way :)

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  6. You did awesome. I've wanted to do one of those classes and I'll probably end up just going abstract.

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  7. It turned out so good, kayla! I've been hearing a lot about these paint & drink places! But, I'm like you and fudge up drawing a stick person, looks fun though.

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  8. I like yours. I like that you did different colors in the same genre? of colors. I've heard of that studio before, I read about it I think when it first opened on someone's blog. It seems like a cool place!

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  9. I am so impressed by you! I really want to go to one of these places. I was definitely blowing up your instagram feed about this!! sorry about that :/

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  10. It looks so good! I'm sure it'll be the perfect addition to Caleb's "man cave" (... for the next few weeks) & then home sweet home!

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  11. I've never been to one of these...but I've always wanted to. For a while we tried to convince my mom to open one up!!

    Um, hello, BEAUTIFUL. You, not the painting. Well, the painting is too, I was just commenting on you...did I dig a hole?

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  12. I've done those classes a few times! Love them. SOOO fun for a ladies night!

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  13. And you are pretty much the cutest person on the planet!!! You did good. Add this to our list of things to do when I come visit you! :)

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  14. I love Cheers to Art. I've been (no exaggeration) 5 times and now rotate the paintings I've done in and out in my living room. One of my best friends works there as an instructor. Who was your instructor?

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  15. I stinkin love you Kayla! We must meet soon - I feel that we have all too much in common! :)

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  16. I'm doing this on Monday evening!
    Love your painting! It looks sooo good!

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Thanks for your comments, I read and respond to every single one of them! :) Excited to get to know you!