Last night’s adventure was attending a painting class at Painting With a Twist in Grapevine. I had purchased a Groupon Coupon back in December for a night of painting for $20. I figred that was cheaper than a movie night with popcorn and thought it would be fun. Whoever came up with the concept of adding wine to craft classes is a genius!
I had a bottle of wine that I purchased while visiting the hill country in Texas last summer. The wine was a Muscat Canelli from the Sister Creek Vineyards in Texas. It seemed a perfect fit to paint the Dallas Skyline.
The class was full with 40 people attending. There were groups of women having a girls night out, couples, and a few single people like me just there for an evening of fun. Many people had done the same thing I had done and purchased the $20 coupon. The owner of the store said they had sold over 600 coupons through their offer on Groupon.com.
I arrived early, opened my bottle of wine, and poured myself a glass. I put on my apron, admired some of the other paintings in the room and pondered taking another class. It was a lively evening with lots of laughter and fun. It was very cold outside (especially by Dallas standards) but there was only one empty seat. I had a great view of the instructor and didn’t have to turn my back to watch what she was painting.
At the end of the evening we posed for a group photo with our paintings. No two paintings looked alike, some were better than others, some were *very colorful*. The one thing that was constant were the smiles on every face around the room. Every person in the room had a great time and went home with a reminder of the evening to hang on the wall.
I plan to frame my work of art and hang it in my apartment. Not because it is a stunningly beautiful painting, but it’s a reminder of a fun evening, and stepping outside of the box and trying new adventures. The teacher said last night they are working on a companion piece that will be the skyline of Fort Worth. Sign me up!
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. ~Pablo Picasso