Sunday, April 12, 2009

Never say "never"!

What a totally cool weekend! I am not sure if I should start with the delicious chocolate bunnies, the wonderful church service, my adorable two daughters or my art class? Well, it was a full weekend for me to say the least. However, I will have to be a little selfish in this post...please forgive me - :) I loved everything about the Easter holiday and I am thankful for my family as well. However, this post is about what I got to do. I had a total girlfriend day (squeal)! Yes, can you believe it? It has been about 4 years since I have had a full day just to be with my ROCKED! I was waaaaaaay overdue and it was a prefect day in every way.

My cousin Kimberly (love ya girl) invited a bunch of us girls to Sips-N-Strokes. It's an art studio in Atlanta and it's sooooo fun! We all car pooled together, stopped by Starbucks to get our "sips" and then headed to the art studio to learn some "strokes"!

Stacy, our instructor was phenomenal. She will make you like art even if you don't like art. She's amazingly talented and a sweetheart of a southern gal. When you walk in her studio you immediately have a sense of freedom, a rush, a creative "BAM" if you will.

Stacy guided us step by step on how to create the "funky flowers" you see pictured in this post. At first, I was like, "No way can I do this...I've never painted...a canvas, your kidding, right?"
Low and behold, a few sips of my Starbucks (shaken green tea lemonaid (smile)) and I was on my way with the paint brush on the canvas...I did it! Yep, all by myself. No one but me touched my canvas, no one leaned over my shoulder with tips and tricks, no one even offered to help (unless you asked for it). It was a total do it yourself. I was, I did this, Whoa!

I would highly recommend Sips-N-Strokes to anyone. It's a wonderful experience, fairly cheap and if nothing else, it will make you think outside of the box. If you live in the area, you need to give it a try. Hey, just call me or email me, I'd be happy to be your artsy sidekick!


♥♥♥♥♥ Jennifer™® ♥♥♥♥♥ said...

i like your blog

Cheri said...

That is so cool, Heather! I want to do that sometime. I immediately thought of Jana when I saw pics from this outing. We'll have to do this sometime soon. And I'm also glad you got to enjoy a girlfriend day! Yeah for you! You deserved a day with girlfriends!

Bonnie said...

Hi, this is Bonnie. I'm a friend of Debbie's. She is visiting a blog friend in Indiana for 10 days and asked me to guest blog for her while she is away. I'm so excited. I have read some really awesome blogs this morning. Sips in Strokes sounds like an absolute blast! You did a great job! I'm looking forward to an art festival the beginning of May in Austin - it's called the Pecan Street Festival.

It was nice to "meet" you. Thanks for letting me visit your blog.

Kris said...

Oh how fun!!! I've never heard of a place like that. What a GREAT thing to do with your girlfriends! And did you do that painting yourself? I AM SO SO IMPRESSED!!!!!!! Looks like a lot of fun.

Jana Floyd said...

It looks like SO much fun!!! My only question is...What if I wanted to paint different picture than everyone?? :)

Danille said...

This "girl's adventure" is DEFINITELY worth a repeat!! Yes, I agree that it was an amazing and fun experience for everyone. Your painting turned out beautiful! My Ashlyn (age 7) told me it was her 'absolute favorite' out of them all. :-)

It was just a lot of fun--different, relaxing, and rejuvenating. I'm glad you were able to enjoy the day with the girls! You definitely deserved it. If it's planned again, absolutely count me in!! Love ya, girl!