Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Painting with a Twist: Busch Stadium Style!!!

...this past Sunday, a group of sorority sisters, blog friends and co-workers met me at Painting with a Twist. It's a B.Y.O.B. art studio. They offer classes to the public but after I saw the Busch Stadium painting, I knew I had to do it for my dad for Christmas. They weren't planning on offering that painting again until spring training unless I wanted to do a private party. I sent out a mass FB message and the party was planned. Since I'm not a big drinker, I brought beer dip to share and one Angry Orchard Hard Cider then made my way to the big event!
If you see the finished product, it's very intimidating but they break it down section by section. At first, I was super stressed just by the sky but it got easier once we got the hang of what we were doing. Here's Q with her skyline and buildings.
April showing off her talent. The picture on the right was originally mine. I traded paintings with the instructor because my buildings were too close together and I wanted a bigger Arch. Apparently, I thought I was in NY or something since I had drawn a massive skyscraper. 
See, it's a process. Here's Danielle showing off half the infield painted and the stands. She is a perfectionist so hers turned out really awesome!
Ta-da! Here is my finished product!
Here's the entire group with their masterpiece! I suggested we add fireworks in the sky because that would signify a Cards win. I was too chicken to attempt it but a few others did and it turned out great.
Me with Q and Durb, my college gal pals! It was awesome to see everyone and feel like a real Van Gogh while we're at it. I hope my dad is surprised when he opens it and hangs it in his office. I would love to do more classes here but then I ask myself, what would I do with all the paintings???
I also decided to try out the new isABelt. It's a thin plastic belt that adjusts for almost all waist sizes, so no matter how much weight you gain or lose, you can still use the same belt. It has a magnetic clasp which sticks to your pants button to help keep it in place. I loved it because it didn't have any gap between my belt and pants, in fact, I forgot I even had it on! If you click on this picture to make it larger, you can see how much bulk is gone when you use the isABelt vs a regular belt and hey, who doesn't love to look skinnier?
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1 comment :

Meg @ Meg-in-Training said...

This looks like it was a great time! Wish I could have made it!