Monday, May 28, 2012

Move Over, Monet

This past Saturday, Sheila and I visited Just For Giggles in Milton, Ga.  Just For Giggles is a create your own art place, where local artists lead you step-by-step to paint a picture all by yourself!  Sheila and I looked over all of the different painting classes offered and agreed on the American Flag class.  When we arrived, we were instructed to put on a smock and told what paint we needed to put on our palettes.  Our class was small, but I don't think class size makes much of a difference unless you need a lot of help with the painting process or have a lot of questions.  Painting was easy with the instructor telling us how much of what colors we needed and exactly where to place it on the canvas.

I'm not the most artistically inclined when it comes to free-hand painting or drawing.  Ask anyone I play Draw Something with.  They'll tell you if they're not laughing too hard.  I was glad we chose the flag project because it was very linear and geometric.  If I was painting a dog, for example, I would have been less sure that it would have turned out looking like an actual dog.  But maybe I have to try something like that next time.  If you look at the Just For Giggles website, there are numerous photos of people with their completed paintings and all of them look wonderful!  Surely all of those people are not professional artists!  So maybe there's hope for me.

It was interesting to see how everybody's paintings looked slightly different.  You can see the slight differences between Sheila's painting and mine. 

We'll definitely be going back.  There are so many pretty works of art to choose from, who knows what I'll bring home next!  OK, so I have nothing on Claude Monet, but that doesn't mean I can't have fun pretending to be a painter!


  1. That is so cool! I love your flag painting! That was a great choice. I would have picked that one too. I would love a picture of where you hang it!

  2. Seems like a fun way to spend the day with a friend and you have something to remember it by.

  3. Hello

    I love your flags, they are great!
    I cannot draw at all!
    Happy stitching!

  4. Fabulous project for Memorial Day celebrating! Karmen

  5. What a fun place, it must have been neat to see how different everyone's painting turned out.