October 2023 Author Life 

From Paint and Sip to a Heartfelt Anniversary Gift: My Artistic Journey

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way—things I had no words for.” – — Georgia O’Keeffe

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend a delightful art lesson with the girls from work, and it completely transformed my perspective on painting. 

The art lesson started with a “paint and sip” event. For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, a paint and sip is a social gathering where participants enjoy a glass of wine while learning to paint a specific image. The atmosphere was relaxed and inviting, and our instructor guided us through every step of the process.

The act of painting was incredibly therapeutic. As I mixed colors, brushed strokes onto the canvas, and saw my own interpretation of the landscape emerge, I felt a sense of accomplishment that I hadn’t experienced in a long time.

When the painting was finally completed, I couldn’t wait to reveal it to my husband on our anniversary (his anniversary gift). It was a heartfelt and meaningful gift that captured a significant moment in our lives

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