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This is something I painted a little while ago at a painting class. Well, an adult painting class. With alcohol. I didn’t have any, obviously, but I could totally see the appeal of a glass of wine. Painting is stressful!

The painting class we took was at a place called Pinot’s Palette. The goal was to watch and listen to the instructor and essentially replicate whatever they were painting. The class we took was for the “Mystic Moon.” The water I drew was actually supposed to be land, and the clouds I drew were supposed to be trees. Needless to say, I took a few creative liberties. (Actually, I made a mistake and had to figure out how to deal with it.)

I’m a perfectionist when it comes to… well, just about anything, so this was a really difficult experience for me. This article by my mom does a really good job talking about what it was like and how we both felt. Thanks, Crafty B!

Craftie Beaver

I went with my friend and our two daughters to a suburban wine-and-paint night at Pinot’s Palette. I was a nervous wreck. Why? Because I skipped the wine part! That’s why. Bad idea. LOL

I am a former art student who failed at getting her graphic design degree from a two-year college. I am one credit away from completing my degree and I could never find a job in my field. I didn’t have time to go to a four-year university and continue my back-to-school-in-my-thirties-midlife-crisis. So, as with many other things, I gave up.

Health issues became a concern four years ago and pursuing very challenging coursework with no actual high-paying job at the end seemed less important than just getting healthy. I tried to find work on my own for freelance, but that was super difficult and competitive. I did a few things for friends, but the work…

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