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I’ve always had a bit of an artist side. At least I like to think so. I remember art class in high school fondly using pointillism to create an entire design using only dots. And even though the smell was a bit harsh, I loved using the wood burners to make a picture come alive.

But let’s face it high school was a long time ago. Trust me – a long time ago. And it’s not like I’ve kept up on my painting classes since then.

Until yesterday.

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A group of us from work and other nearby friends set up a painting class at The Brew in Firestone. If you haven’t visited this quaint little coffee shop you need to. They have the best chai – it’s my favorite since I’m not a coffee drinker. But this time of year you need to try their peppermint cocoa! And while you’re there, let them whip you up one of their fresh crepes. You’ll want to return to try every single one on their menu!

The owners at The Brew have partnered with The Cruisin’ Canvas – a local lady who will bring the paint parties to you – to host numerous paint parties each month. With the Christmas season right around the corner we asked to paint a wreath and Tami graciously designed her first one just for us.

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With paint brushes in hand we started with our red background before plunking green olives onto our canvas. Tami said the paint brush will guide us. Well, some of those olives are a little misshaped!

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The bow was next and the laughs began throughout the room as we were certainly not bow people.

Finally, we were shown how to add highlights to our olives which made up the wreath, and then a touch of red for the pimentos.

In the end I had a blast, especially hanging out with friends. But now I want to do another class!


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