A Party with a Twist

Posted by on July 28, 2016 at 3:38 pm :: 3 Comments

I am no artist. If you don’t believe me, I can draw you some convincing stick figures. However, because I am happy to undertake that which I suck at, I welcomed Jason’s suggestion of celebrating my birthday via a painting party at Painting with a Twist. Many of our friends also cheered this idea and, thus, it became a colorful reality.

We had 14 in our group, almost the studio max.

We had 14 in our group, almost the studio max.

Since everyone at my party had to paint the same picture, I wanted it to be selected fairly. So, after sifting through over 4,000 options, I created a preference survey for a handful of the cooler ones. My survey didn’t exactly work. Someone (Cameron) took it multiple times. Consequently, the real winner, a Harry Potter castle, got supplanted by an Asian wave. Still, our Japanese-style surfs looked awesome!

I'm a perfectionist in all things, even that which I suck at.

I’m a perfectionist in all things, even that which I suck at.

The painting process went astonishingly fast so there wasn’t much time to socialize during it but we went to dinner at Leatherby’s with a subset of our party goers afterward, which offered more chances to chat.

Our waves, although from one source, took on distinct characteristics.

Our waves, although from one source, took on distinct characteristics.

Thanks everyone that joined us for my twisted party. Nothing says “we’re friends” quite like matching decor.

3 Comments

  • Cam says:

    I feel like there’s no evidence that links me to the crime I’m accused of. Well, except my confession. But in my defense some of the times I took the survey were an accident. And in the end I certainly didn’t vote for that wave so I don’t know how this happened. But I think everyone loved painting the wave- it was very soothing. Shame on your for trying to give people a choice.

  • Cam says:

    Stupid auto correct. What I meant to say was: “thank you!” for another wonderful party. Apologies for that survey tomfoolery!

  • Rachel says:

    This is how it happened. I knew 12 people needed to vote so when 12 votes had been made Jason notified Painting with a Twist of the painting we would be doing. The next day, the last two real votes were made but it was too late. And, frankly, I didn’t know if they were real votes because I didn’t understand what had happened. But, no worries, the wave was the second-place winner and it was fun to paint. So it’s all good. I just have to give you a hard time… after over 20 years of me giving you a hard time you should be used to it. 🙂

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