Lately I have been hearing of so many people going to those paint-while-you-drink art studios. Enjoying a drink in a gallery is nothing new, but sipping a glass of wine while making art seems to be the hot activity in San Diego right now. It’s not hard to see why- tack on the words “while drinking wine” to any activity and it’s likely to pique my interest. Inspired by a beauty product party hosted by one of my best friends, I decided to throw my own little boozy painting party for a few local girlfriends.
I stopped in to my local wholesale florist to pick up some flowers for the table and was so excited to see they were selling peonies for $4.99 per bunch. I also snatched up some dahlias and several types of greenery for height and texture. I will be the first to admit that floral arranging is hardly my forté, but I was pretty upset with myself for making a rookie mistake with the peonies. Most flowers prefer luke warm water so I had absentmindedly filled all the vessels with that temperature. I forgot to switch the water back to cool for peony arrangement and accidentally rushed the bulbs to open up. I quickly stashed them in the fridge to stave off any further opening. NOTE TO SELF: bulbs like cool water.
I substituted our well-used painter’s drop cloth for my usual tablecloth to avoid any painting mishaps. It helped to protect my table and made my dining room feel a little more like an art studio. Yes, a new drop cloth would have been nice but hey, we’re not looking to break the bank around here for the sake of being perfect.
Since not all of my friends have canvases, brushes and paint lying around, I set each place with a small canvas and some painting supplies. It was fun to see what each person decided to paint. One of my exceptionally artistic friends even decided to do a still life of the peony arrangement. It was such a lovely evening with great friends, fine wine, and pretty art!
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