Sunday, February 10, 2008

Tree of Life

On Saturday a group of friends and I went to Art Buzz for a painting class. Our subject on this day was titled "The Tree of Life", which was a whimsical painting of a tree with all kinds of objects and shapes displayed within the tree. Here is the "model drawing" that we sort of went by.

But like all great works, we each took our respective trees in a direction to reflect our own personalities. Some people added trees, some, shapes such as circles and squares, Courtney even had big bold flowers throughout her tree.We were very lucky, because the class on Saturday's is usually full, but this Saturday, it was just our group. A private party painting class and we didn't even have to pay extra. Our teacher, Elise was so kind and patient with our group.The class is very informal and allows it's customers, er artist, to bring in a drink of choice and any snacks. Each of us brought a snack to share, we had a fruit bowl, spinach dip and crackers, petifores (For Courtney's birthday party) and the cheeseball from hell. Which , as formentioned in the post prior to this one, what the price was on the cheeseball, A cure sign that I sould have listened to. I still bought it. When I got to the art studio and broke open the wrapper with much glee and anticipation I found that the cheeseball had H-A-M!! in it. I am a vegetarian. It made no mention of ham. None. See the label again (prior post). False advertising. I was crushed. But yet, I should have known. I was forwarned by the numbers. It was a certain sign of sinful fat grams and artery clogging agents packaged so neatly inside that container.......Back to the paint class.....
We all began working on our trees and their trunks. After that we began to fill in drawing from our personalities. Each of them turned out wonderfully, I think. I can certinaly say that it has been much to long since I have laughed as much as I did yesterday. I have said it before and I will say it again, I am so blessed with the friendships I have. I have a group of friends where there are no judgements, no jealously (except painting envy and that was limited), everyone is accepting of one another and there is much laughter.

We are already planning the next trip to Art Buzz. ("Us" First row Left to Right: Leigh, Kym, Flo Second row: Courtney, Charnita, Sharon)

(My Completed Tree of Life)


jennyhope said...

I love it!!!! You did so good!

Leigh said...

Thanks JH!

HEWY said...

I always see you hanging out with other bloggers. First you meet blogger Missbossy while skating then you paint with the blogger Charnita. Do you know everyone?

Leigh said...

Hi Hewy! This was the first time I met Charnita face to face. I keep thinking one day I will run into you. Though, you have an advantage and can hide. LOL! I love meeting new people and making friends. Join us sometime. I welcome anyone and everyone!
It was really funny when I ran into Bossy Pants for the first time at the rink and we recognied one another from our blog profiles.
Hewy are you in the witness protection plan or what?

Charnita said...

I had the best time. I haven’t laughed that much in a long time.
My family has made all manner of fun of my painting, but I hung it in the kitchen anyway. Well kind of the laundry room hall, but nevertheless, visible.
Everyone was so welcoming and fun and hilarious…..Thanks for including me.
Hope to see you again soon.

sharon K said...

I got to relive yesterday again with your blog. It was a blast!

Lindsey said...

This is such a COOL idea! And I love your tree. You did such a good job!

I want to go visit this place!

Leigh said...

Lindsey, It is such fun!!

Charnita's Xpressions said...

Hewy, I am leigh's stalker......she must attract us.

Anonymous said...

I loved yesterday. I mean it was so theraputic!! That was one of the best times I've had with everyone in a long while! Your blog always has great reading! You know I have to give you hell on some of it though!!

Elise said...

Hey Leigh, thank you so much for sending the pictures.
We are in the middle of updating the website. Your pictures will be on there so keep a look out. I enjoyed your group of friends. They seemed like people that I would hang out with on a regular basis.
I had a lot of fun!
Hope to see you soon,