I love to paint. Seriously ya’ll, I LOVE to paint. And I love nothing more than hanging out with good friends and painting! And I definitely want to encourage my kids to love art as well. Earlier in the summer I mentioned that we’re doing this summer on the (relatively) cheap. And we’re doing pretty good at that. But the one thing I mentioned in that post that was worth a splurge was Painting with a Twist. And ya’ll, it so is worth the splurge.
This past week, I finally took the kids (and our babysitter!) to go paint. I registered Becca and Hannah for canvases, and then planned to just wing it with Gray. The girls were super excited, and both of their paintings turned out amazing!
It never ceases to amaze me that these art teachers who instruct adult classes can be so good with even little bitty kids like Becca! Nik was so patient with her, and when she decided to follow Mommy’s footsteps and “go rogue” with her painting… he didn’t bat an eye! Instead, he and Katie (the manager/owner’s daughter) swung into action and what was to be a sea turtle turned into a fabulous chalk outline of a dolphin at Becca’s request! I was so impressed with how compassionate they were and so willing to oblige. And ya’ll, yes, these are my friends. But I know they’d do the same for any other child that was in the studio. And they have BECOME my friends because that’s the kind of people they are… Because that’s just how they roll. Becca is so proud of her dolphin – she hung it in her playhouse in the family room.
Katie even provided chalk to occupy Gray so that he could color on the butcher paper covering the table. Talk about fabulous service! I drew him a turtle outline, and he loved scribbling all over it.
Gray had a blast, too… it was so much fun for ALL of us, and made me feel like it really is possible to take both of them somewhere and have a really fun, positive time where they both walk away happy and successful!
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