Daily Archives: January 19, 2015

A Fresh Coat of Paint (Be Creative)

My Fireflies

My Fireflies

Recently, I had the chance to try something new that put a spring in my step for three reasons. I went to a local activity called Paint Night at a downtown restaurant.

Paint Night is set up so that you can meet up with friends (reason one), have a drink (reason two), and put some paint on a canvas (reason three.) It was fantastic!

I arranged to meet my friend Donna at the event. It had been years since we had seen each other but our conversation fell right back into place. Smiling and laughing with an old friend is guaranteed to put a spring in your step!

The bar was open and we considered how to enjoy our beverages without spilling them on our developing masterpieces given the small table space. Mission accomplished with a spring in the step and careful beverage placement of Blue Moon drafts.

Our glasses sat right beside special plates decorated with splotches of colorful paint we would use for our paintings. Everyone was going to learn how to paint the same general picture but each would turn out differently as we added our own flair.

I have always wanted to try painting. Placing the first streak of blue across the canvas was exhilarating! I was hooked! I must learn more. My painting may not look like a Monet, or stand up to harsh critique, but it is mine! Mixing colors and placing brush to canvas in a joyful environment was relaxing. The worries of the day drifted away in a swirl of paint. I had a spring in my step as I carried my treasure from the building.

I am learning that making time for creativity is energizing and well worth the effort! Do you feel the same way?

Posted in response to the daily prompt: Re-springing Your Step.

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