So when I received an email from a place I volunteer (local animal shelter) asking us to participate, with our choice of painting cats or dogs, I was so hooked. OK, if I’m being honest here, it was more like I was thinking about my benevolent dictator, Prince Mario. I could just imagine my lil’ guy staring up at me and meowing “Yes – please paint me!”
Paint with a Purpose
In an effort to give back to society, Corks N’ Canvas and Painting with a Twist sponsors a monthly fund-raising class – Paint with a Purpose. Proceeds from Paint with a Purpose are donated to local non-profit organizations…and this month’s recipient was St. Tammany Humane Society (a no-kill shelter!)
I asked a few pals to join me and assured them that with my painting skills, I would most certainly be the live entertainment! As soon as I walked into the place I panicked, “I’ve never painted…I can’t even draw a straight line! And you want me to paint this?!”
But I must admit…the whole process was fool-proof. An absolute blast! You walk in, are given your canvas, asked to take an apron, and find your seat. Each canvas has a generic outline of a cat…and the rest is up to you!
There is a local artist up front, guiding you through every stroke.
Even though I don’t really have any artistic skill, I did, in the end, have something that resembled art…
Overall…such fun! I never thought I would pick up a paintbrush and have anything that resembled real life!! You know what they say…It’s a little bit of paint, a little bit of wine, and a whole lot of fun!
And of course…who can forget? Do you think I got the Prince’s approval? Oh. Yeah.
I hope you enjoyed your weekend. And the 83rd Academy Awards! Good evening!