Last night the “older” girls on my side of the family got together for a fun night out. Since Melissa is now 16 and driving, what better thing to try than Corks and Canvases, a company owned by my sister-in-laws neighbor. It was such a fun night filled with a lot of wine, some painting, and commentary on those with talent and those without – you can decide who falls into that bucket. I highly recommend going to one of these events – it really was a lot of fun!
I brought my camera along and had a LOT of wine, so I didn’t futz with the settings within the low light like I normally would. In the end though, I think it is the perfect visual commentary on our entire evening.
Here are two photos that Kimmy took of my mom and I – I have a lot of jokes about why I had to post two photos in order to see us both in focus, but this time I will give the blame to me not setting the camera up better from the start to deal with low lighting. Or maybe it was the wine…
Full glass of wine – check! Background painted – check!
And moving onto more sophisticated stuff:
Progress being made as we carve out our rivers:
And then there is Grandma … overachiever:
I will let you guess whio each of these belong to, but I have to say that the smiley face was the best addition to a painting I have ever seen!
Hard at work … Those two bottles don’t drink themselves you know…
Hmmm… which one is mine, which one is Grandma’s? Mine doesn’t do justice to the water dripping off of it when I tried to aggressively “blend” at one point:
Melissa is as serious about her painting as Grandma (clearly she got the painting gene and I did not). Kimmy on the other hand, well, this sums her up perfectly.
Finishing touches, including some mocking going on in the background:
And a final product: