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Painting with a Twist

Yesterday afternoon we decided to partake in the painting and drinking craze.  A few months ago I decided to  run the Pittsburgh marathon for the Animal Rescue League and one of the fundraisers was a painting class at Painting with a Twist.  For $45 per person we had 3 hours of painting/drinking/entertainment and $33 of that went to the Animal Rescue League.  Altogether the event raised $3,500 for the ARL.  Not too shabby.


The picture that we painted was a picture of Pittsburgh, and it was not exactly a beginner level painting so we were a little nervous.  Luckily our instructor talked us through it and they turned out pretty well!

We started out with a blank canvas with an outline penciled in so that we could all begin our painting with the right proportions:


Then we painted the sky, the water, and the darker land area.  After this we listened to music and drank a beer while the paint dried.


After the background was mostly dried we painted the buildings:


Then added the highways and the Point Park fountain:


After we let that dry a little, we added all of the dots. (there were a lot).  It looks much more impressive the farther back you are standing.  But I was pretty proud of our masterpieces!


This morning started out with a hot mug of lemon water, a lemon raspberry muffin, and a fried egg.


Kris is off today for the holiday so I took a vacation day. 🙂  It’s going to be a good Monday!


The Bubble Nest + Weekly Workout Recap

Happy Sunday!  I can’t believe the weekend is almost over.  We spent Saturday watching The Blacklist and taking the B dog to the dog park to play her favorite game, frisbee!  Then, as if the day couldn’t get any better, my parents came over for dinner.  Now she is nice and tired out.


On Friday morning I discovered that Ollie is building a bubble nest!!  This makes me so happy because A) it means he is healthy and happy, and B) it’s so freaking cute.  #1 dad:


Now if only I was sure he would get along with a female betta… I’m not sure betta farming is in my future.  But it’s still pretty freaking cute.

This afternoon we are heading over to try Painting with a Twist.  Kris was gracious enough to volunteer to go with me, since it is one of the fundraisers for my Pittsburgh half marathon running for a reason.  The painting for today’s session is a picture of the city of Pittsburgh:

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I hope ours turn out as good as that one looks… we shall find out!

And now, the weekly workout recap:

Sunday – rest

Monday – EFX

Tuesday – spinning

Wednesday – EFX

Thursday – PiYo

Friday – EFX

Saturday – rest

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!