Our canvases were blank
Our brushes and paints were ready
Our heads were full of words of wisdom
This was the scene at Pinots Palette in St Louis Park, the colorful location owned Mila Krol, one of our WIN members and our host for Your Guiding Word: Special Paint & Sip WIN event. The purpose of this gathering was to create a visual representation of the word each one of us had selected to be a guiding mantra for 2018.
After taking time to network and welcome our first-time guests, we put on our aprons and found our seats. It was a treat that two of our members, Carol Morgan and Dawn Van Tassel brought along their daughters to paint with us. What a joy to have their fresh faces and voices in the crowd.
It felt like we all came there a little shy about being ‘artists’ in front of each other. As WIN Director, Teresa Thomas, had us go around and introduce ourselves and name our word (or words) you could actually feel the energy rise as the muse hit.
Some of the words that were brought to life on canvas were:
The conversation flowed over the tables as we passed the acrylics and admired the imagination taking shape on the canvases. After our pieces (or should I say masterpieces) were complete we did a round of ‘show and tell’ to reveal our images and what our word symbolized for us. It was impressive to see the variety of paintings and hear the stories behind them. The evening was so successful we decided we will do it again next year.
NOTE: The images with this blog were taken on my phone.
Denise’s professional photos can be found on our WIN Facebook page where you can see more word-art from this event.