Last Thursday my fabulous friend Erin had a seriously fun birthday party. Erin is one of those people that is SO good at bringing people together and planning parties. Her birthday party was no exception.
Before I tell you about this party, I should inform you that I am quite possibly the most inartistic person on this planet. No really- I am. Seriously, I really am.
Now that you know that little fact about me, let me tell you what we did for Erin’s birthday: we went painting. Erin found this super cute place called Bottle and Bottega that offers BYOB (and food) painting classes. We all signed up, showed up, boozed a bit, ate a lot and then sat down to let the painting begin.
There’s an instructor that guides you through painting a famous piece of art. Our class was supposed to be recreating Van Gogh’s Starry Night, and most of the people (read: all but me) did just that. I mean check out these amazing paintings everyone did:
…and now here’s mine….
I like to call this “Dancing Fishman Starry Night.”
When we got about halfway through the painting, the instructor decided I was a lost cause. He suggested I make my painting into a fish so I did. Might as well right?
Except it didn’t end there. If you ever find yourself in a painting class with Bethany, do yourself a favor and don’t sit next to her. She is a bad influence and will push you to do things to your painting that SHE finds humorous- “oh you should make all your stars smiley faces,” you should give them a red tongue” etc, etc. For some reason, I thought each of her suggestions were spot on- “great idea!” I said each time. And that’s why I ended up with a painting that looks like this:
Don’t get me wrong, I love my painting and it’s currently hanging in our bathroom for all our guests to ohhh and ahh at. Bethany however, is not to be trusted.
Hold on, can we take a closer look at just how impressed the instructor is with me?
I’m a winner after all!
That’s all the nonsense I have for now!
ps. Thanks Erin for throwing another fun partay!
Are you artistic?