I walked about a 1km to get to this interview. I was a little nervous, but when you talk about something you love and with someone so good at what she does,the interview was a breeze! Thank you Adera – You can get to who Adera is and watch more of her videos here.
Painting pARTies have become pART of my life and I love it. I love what it does to others and I love how it makes me feel to see other enjoy it sooo much.
If you would like to book your painting pARTy fill out the form on my contact page and we will get you all set up for your pARTy.
The cost is $50 (unless otherwise indicated ie wine nights! ) and includes up to 3 hours of individual art instruction. All art supplies are provided. Please send us a photo of your pet (to reach us at least one week before the event) We will draw your pet out on the canvas for you! This is not a traditional paint night or paint a long where an artist leads in front. Each painting is unique and for that reason we will have artists walking around giving individual guidance.
A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to host a pArty for the lovely ladies from Shape Your World Society: Total Makeover Challenge.
To give you a bit of an idea of what and who they are: “Shape Your World Society was founded January 17, 2011. It is a Non-Profit Organization whose mission is to help women and their families. Shape Your World Society offers a variety of workshops and seminars, and they also manage the Total Makeover Challenge in Abbotsford and Langley.”
“The purposes of Shape Your World Society: – To educate and support the emotional, physical and financial well-being of women and their families through workshops, seminars, and programs which shall include: (a) A 20 week makeover program that includes nutritional information education, fitness education, financial literacy and personal growth opportunities. (b) Weekend seminars for overall well-being (c) Weekend seminars for personal / career goals (d) Health & nutrition workshops (e) Family safety programs (f) Personal growth seminars.”
I was a great honour to sponsor this event! They all arrived promptly at 6 pm – began to each weigh in, measure and talked about the tough week they all had over Easter long weekend.
Finally at 7 pm the magic started happening. All the ladies put their serious and funny painting faces on, shared in their triumphs and pitfalls of their challenge, all the while creating beautiful pieces of art. I was honored to host such a wonderful group of ladies in the Fraser Valley community.
Out door painting pARTies are just the best thing since sliced bread! Something that came up recently is a conversation about the bugs and the wind, the weather. The weather does play a major role in a successful outdoor event, but I believe that if we wait for good weather or plan around the weather we won’t be doing much.
We have had many events outside and like every outdoor event there is wind and there are bugs, but it has never been an issue ruining an event. Bugs can easily be lifted with the brush if they end up on the canvas. I will suggest keeping sweet drinks and fruits away it that might be a concern.
We don’t make use of paper plates/cups/napkins that can blow away in the wind! Our events are garbage free! We use glass jars for water, painting palettes and painting rags.
If it is very sunny and warm the paint dries quickly, but have ways to deal with that and all pARTies that we have had outside has been a lot of fun and everyone had great paintings. When it rains other than dealing with colder temperatures, it does not really affect the painting session. I do suggest having some kind of cover be arranged for shade or if it rains. Your event will still continue if it rains, except if there are any official weather warnings
We have standing easels and table easels for your convenience.
Should you require, we can arrange for bar stools, tables and catering for your event.
Don’t hesitate to ask our services are not limited to what you see!