A few weeks ago Tairalyn from Little Miss Mama organized a mom’s night out and I was very lucky to have received an invite. You might recall Hazel and I joined a few other bloggers and their tots at 4Cats Arts Studio Shaughnessy back in December (see story here) Well we were back at again for our mom’s night out, except this time no kids! Yes, we left the monkeys at home! The evening had a bit more of a relaxed tone to it, as none of us were worrying about what our kids were up to and I most certainly didn’t have to worry about anyone eating the paint this time! Instead we all brought a snack, think healthy foods, like gummy candies, chocolate chip cookies, and popcorn, you know the stuff you have after the kids go to bed. No guilt was had while we all munched on our snacks, chatted and sipped hot tea, yes, hot tea, it really does exist!
With instructions and how to’s provided to us by the lovely Marnie and Lisa, we all set out to paint our very own version of Van Gogh’s Starry Night. As art doesn’t really have any rules we were able to tweak the painting to however we felt was appropriate. Tamara and I both opted to paint in shades of pink instead of the usual blue’s, so we could create something for our girls rooms. I personally am not a huge fan of the original, I find it a bit dark and scary (we all interpret art our own way right?) So I decided I was going to have a bit of fun with it and see if I could come up with something that would go with the bedding I have been eyeing up for Hazels toddler room.
Yes, I completely skipped the village and went with cats! Hazel loves her cats, especially Murray (the feeling isn’t mutual.) The bedding I have my eyes on at Pottery Barn is pink, yellow, and gray and has cute little cats on it. I would give you a link to it but they seem to have it online anymore, don’t worry I already called Vancouver and they still have it :).
Here we all are with our finished paintings. We had such a great night, chatting and painting. I can’t wait until we get to do it again. I am hoping we make it a regular thing as this is a great group of ladies!
(Back row: Tairalyn’s mom, Pat, Salma from The Write Balance)