|Kelsey and I c2005|
Over the summer, my mom, sister, Carly and I had a girls night out and went to Wine and Canvas in Indy. For those who don't know, this is a place where you go and paint a picture start to finish with the help of an art instructor. It really is a great time and I highly recommend it for a girls night out or date night. Once we were there I instantly thought back to the experience with Kelsey. I wasn't feeling very confident in my skills, but with the help of an art instructor it went pretty well!
And a close up for your viewing pleasure!
This experience boosted my confidence...a little. Probably everyone has this after they leave Wine and Canvas. The "well I could do this on my own" feeling. So ever since I've been wanting to do a little painting on my own.
At our apartment in Indiana we didn't have cable so we were often limited on what to watch. One day I found myself watching a documentary on Bob Ross. I was so excited because I saw someone I knew being interviewed and found that Bob filmed "The Joy of Painting" in Muncie! I tried to catch his show when it came on but only saw it a few times.
For Christmas my brother-in-law, Randy, got me a Bob Ross painting set! I was super excited. Dave, on the other hand, doesn't appreciate my new found love of Bob! :) I kept putting off trying the painting instructions that came with the set. But, I finally did it! And I can't believe that I'm actually putting this on here for everyone to see! But it's a pretty funny story :) Here is Bob's first painting ever (yes, I have a copy. jealous?):
And here is how mine turned out:
|Happy Little Trees|
My favorite parts are the sky and water. I know the picture quality isn't that great. And its still drying so the tape is still around the edges, but not to bad for my first Bob Ross!
I hope this post made you laugh a little. Because I laughed while writing it! Happy Painting!