Thursday, May 17, 2018

Poppies with my poppies

I can't even explain how much fun this was. After a long day of interviewing for my current project, then an hour and a half commute back home from Brooklyn in heavy traffic, I thought I would be too mentally exhausted to commit to painting a Georgia O'Keefe poppy while sipping the Pinot Noir my daughter brought for us. My three girls had arranged for us to do the class together as a mother's day gift to me. In the cab on the way there, my daughter admitted she was wiped out from the workday, too, but she'd already paid for the session, and my niece and my son's girlfriend were meeting us there, so there was no question of not going. I'm so glad we didn't miss this night. And what an energy booster and mood brighter daubing paint on canvasses turned out to be! We had a blast, the four of us, though it's hard to tell whether we painted poppies or hibiscuses. Of course, sipping vino from plastic cups, we didn't really mind which flower went home with us. This wine and paint thing with loved ones is simply the most enjoyable art therapy I can imagine. I can't wait to do it again. 

9 comments:

  1. What a thoughtful Mother's Day gift! I know that good feeling that comes from painting, from playing with color. I can see that a good time was had by all!

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  2. Oh, damn. I want to do this! I think my daughters and I would love it!

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  3. This looks like a fabulous experience. What a wonderful gift!

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  4. This does look like a lot of fun as well as a learning experience. You all did such a nice job! Switching gears after a long, tiring day has often worked for me to get a second wind, too.

    Is that a baby I see in photo two?? How did his/her poppy turn out? :)

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  5. I love how happy you all look! And the poppies/hibiscus are awesome. Great gift. XXOO

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  6. Wine makes EVERYTHING fun! I love how different, and yet similar, the four paintings are. Same petal positions, yet someone chose to have a bright yellow center! A little individuality never hurts. :)

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  7. Wow! The paintings are beautiful. What a great Mother's Day gift. You inspire me want to do something like this. And yes, wine makes everything more fun!

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  8. Wine, painting together, laughter and fun. Perfection. Your and your girls produced lovely poppies. Mother's Day rocks! Susan

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  9. I want to do this! All are beautiful.

    I’m in love with man holding baby though.

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