the canvas

May 31, 2012

last year, I started a “30 before 30” list. included on that list was to paint a piece of art on a canvas. despite the fact that some friends at lululemon give me a canvas, I set it aside and never actually busted out my tube of purple paint.

when we were preparing for our move to NYC at the beginning of April, I gave the canvas to one of my sisters so my niece could use it. at least it wouldn’t go to waste!

you’ll imagine my reaction when I found out during my 1st week at the new job that our team was going to a painting class together as our seasonal outing.

after work yesterday, we headed to Paint Along, a BYOB, step-by-step painting class.

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when you sign up for a class online, their calendar shows an image of which painting is assigned to each time slot. we painted “poppies at sunset”. the environment is very casual, and we were able to listen to our own music and take breaks for wine chats.

the teacher stood at the front and painted with us as she explained the process.

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we each had our own canvas, paint pallet, brushes, and organic red wine.

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the wine kicked in when my perfectionist tendencies showed up.

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this was one of my favorite experiences in a long time. I’d love to take Billy!

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several people have asked how I’m liking my new position. in a nutshell, I’m loving every minute. there’s no greater feeling than loving what you do, and looking forward to going to the office every morning. Integrative Nutrition has created a uniquely supportive and beyond enjoyable work environment with generous benefits.

I’m settling in and getting to know people, but it still feels too good to be true. I’ve heard that the feeling remains, and if anything, strengthens with time.

I’ll be appreciative everyday.

have you ever been to a painting class? or pottery, etc?

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