Hello, last day of September! Where’s the Fall weather? I need it, pronto!
Cool temps would have been nice for Saturday’s run but oh well…it was a good run despite the humidity!
After meeting up with my running group on Saturday morning, I began a solo 8 mile run (sounds funny, doesn’t it? We don’t all actually run together…). My friend Heather was on vacation, so I ran this one alone and let me tell you – I had ZERO motivation to get out of bed on Saturday morning! It’s so much easier when I know someone is waiting on me! Despite my reluctance, I was so glad I made it – the sunrise on the lake was incredible…one of the prettiest I’ve seen!
I could have taken pictures all day, but I finally pulled myself away and continued on my run.
My knee began to bother me somewhere around mile 5, so I slowed my pace down and carried on. I really really need to work on consistent foam rolling this week because I have a 12 mile training run for Wine & Dine on Saturday! I finished all 8 miles without pushing it…thankfully the knee cooperated, too!
Afterwards, I stopped at Panera for my favorite Hazelnut coffee – it was super delicious as always!
For this class, we were directed to a room I’d never seen – the “party room”. It was much smaller of a room and a smaller group of people than last time, so I felt more comfortable with it all.
Each canvas included an outline of a fleur-de-lis and a palette of colors.
Like my apron? Nah nah nah nah nah nah…BAT MAN!
The Fleur-de-lis part of this picture wasn’t hard at all - neither was the background. I actually enjoyed shading everything in.
Then, we got to the Paisley part……oh the paisley. (face palm)
My poor palette was a mess by the time I finished!
Tah Dah! This did NOT look ANYTHING like the professionals “paisley” but hey…I guess that’s why they are professionals and I’m not! Actually, this reminds me of ancient Egyptian art. Whoops. I had the thought of taking it back and completely shading the fleur-de-lis in, but I’m going to think on it a bit more.
All done!! It was fun to experience this class with my friend, we enjoyed it overall. Would I go again? I think so…but my painting collection is growing and I’m running out of space to hang them! :)
Have you been to a class similar to this one? What were your thoughts if so?