Over the Christmas Break from school, my sister Valerie talked me into hosting a "paint night" of sorts at her house for a few of the teachers at school. Talk about pressure! I'm so awkward at explaining things, I was terribly nervous! And to lead a group of teachers? They're professional explainers!
I knew they were interested in painting a Nativity scene, so my first step was to decide what style would be best for our audience. After lots of time on Pinterest, I narrowed it down to a handful of ideas and pulled bits and pieces from serveral different sources.
So, as just about everyone knows, Paint Nites are the current rage for ladies of all ages these days. As an artist, I was intrigued. And slightly nervous! I mean, what if I totally embarassed myself in public?! I'm a ridiculously slow painter to begin with, so the idea of completing a painting in just a couple hours didn't seem feasible.
My first experience, both my sisters received gift certificates to an official "Paint Nite" event, so I decided to tag along. It was a simple rendition of Van Gogh's Starry Night, but with the skyline of the lovely Star City (Roanoke, VA) in place...