Saturday, March 12, 2011

Give The Muse A Drink!!!!

My muse needs lots of help - especially when it comes to painting!
So, help I gave her.

Last Saturday night Mary, Mama Horton, and I went to Cajun Canvas.  This is one of those sip - and - strokes or cork - and - canvas kind of places.  So we loaded up our wine and headed off to do some painting.
It was Mardi Gras weekend so we try to do what we can to celebrate from a distance.  We painted Louisiana themes with Louisiana people.  It was great!
We started the evening with some good Louisiana food: gumbo, red beans and rice, and shrimp mirliton dressing with king cake for dessert.
Yum -mie!!!
Then we loaded up on a little more liquid courage and began our painting.

First we talked about what we would paint.  We were given instruction on how to do all sorts of designs.  Because it was a special occasion and a special class, we were given lots of freedom to paint what we wished using any combination of techniques she shared with us.
Then we were given pointers, like don't put your wine glass on your dominant hand side.  Wine is an awfully bad way to clean your brushes... haha.
Then, it was off to the painting.
I'm afraid they didn't feel that I needed anything more than this child's water color paint brush for my painting.  (Just kidding, that was our mixing tool).
We chose to paint a Mardi Gras mask.
We tried to look like this:

But inside, we felt like this:

But we got over ourselves and decided "we ain't sceered" and we painted and dried...


and painted and dried...


until we had this:

We had such a great time.  We will definitely be going back to do it again!

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