It is holiday party season folks! I hope you are having a blast party planning and joining friends, family and fellow geeks and creatives in having fun with food, drink and like fellow girlfriends and I last weekend, PAINT!
One of my besties had her 30 something-ish....b-day party with a few friends over for beverages, noshing goodies and our own private paint night party lead by a wonderful creative from Willowcat Studio, Andrea!
We were given a hint on Willowcat Studio's Instagram page that it would entail painting a warm and inviting winter escape teaser, including a sunset, beach and blue sea!
Which triggered my geek mind into thinking of this episode from one of my fave animated sci-fi cartoons....
So as we finished up the sunset, beach and trees, we were then told we would be adding a cute little turtle to the corner of the beach.
And then I asked what appeared to be a weird question to the rest of the group...
"Can I paint a washing machine, instead of a turtle?"
And below was the final result that now hangs on my wall at home, making my Futurama loving friends bust a gut when they see it, and leaves others utterly confused:
Beauty and fun is in the eye of the beholder, is it not?
After we all stopped laughing, Andrea was awesome and said, GO FOR IT! She was super and encouraged everyone to really paint how they viewed the world, or their version of the beach/landscape.
No two person's versions turned out the same, and it was super interesting to hear the stories of folks who had taken warm destination trips, and those who one day dreamed to take one.
It really was quite fun, and a way to let loose some creative energy, relax and play, though one attendee did get a little stressed. Andrea did take time to help and give her some pointers to get her pieces looking as she wanted them, and in the end, it turned out well!
So if you get the opportunity to attend one of these events, I say GO FOR IT, with reckless abandon! And if you're so geekily inclined, you may want to ask the instructor if you could paint a Tardis instead of a phonebooth or an Deathstar instead of moon...hehe...
WANT TO BOOK A PAINT PARTY WITH ANDREA?
Andrea loves working with kids, adults and geeks of all ages to create art of all kinds! She is based out of southern Manitoba and all you have to do is email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to book her for your next bash or to get more details!
And if you are having one, I'd love to get an invite and paint a Tardis next! hehe