I really enjoy attending these local drink-wine-while-you-paint classes, complete with a theme and the watchful eye of a very talented friend of mine. It challenges me in a few crucial ways:
1) I must finish within 3 hours, so no overworking and overthinking is allowed,
2) there is a theme and lovely demonstration piece by our instructor, so no excuses about not being inspired or not having any direction,
3) other people are there and often do watch you, which is usually something I shy away from but this kind of forces me to deal with it and be okay with not being perfect all the time.
This class was pets and flowers themed, and I was inspired to paint Tigger for my parents. Tigger was our second family dog and the very sweetest little soul. She left us way too soon…