Once a month a group of ladies (and sometimes men) get together and create a page in their art journals. The session is taught by Kim, a local artist, who plans the activity to help us learn different techniques while expressing a bit of who we are.
Kim’s work is beautiful, our work is stress relieving, peaceful, fun and not meant to be great art.
In fact the evenings aren’t about the art at all. Instead they provide camaraderie, funny stories, lots of laughs and usually cookies.
Last night we all worked on Kim’s vision of combining acrylic paint techniques with primitive dolls with a bit of ourselves.
The dolls represented a bit of who we are, or were as kids or always wanted to be. The hair might be the way you wished yours was, the head might be your favorite pet, the colors muted or bright depending on your whim.
The final clue about who you are would be something put in the center of the dolls petticoat…but we ran out of time to do that last little bit. I’m thinking about putting musical notes on mine…or maybe just a Treble-clef.
We’ll see if I get around to doing that. Even if I don’t, it was a really fun evening…and I got to play around with acrylic paints, so double fun.
What do you do to treat yourself once in awhile? You can’t beat sitting down with some paint and a bunch of laughing women.
Even if you don’t produce great art.