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!
New painting and already a favourite! Don’t wait to long in booking your tickets! (bring a date, because this can be a great painting to combine with your partner’s! )
No need to be an artist I will guide you step by step in creating this fabulous painting!!
Join me February 21st at 3:30pm at The Loft Studio in Downtown Langley 20458 Fraser Hwy in Langley (Red door next to Forever Yours Lingerie on the one way)
Tickets are $35 and it includes a 12 x 16 canvas, use of all art supplies and 2 hours art instruction! Painting, listening to music and exploring your creative side with friends by your side! Coffee and tea might be available. You are welcome to bring your own appies!
Larger Canvasses available in-house!
Get your tickets here!
If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. –Vincent Van Gogh