Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

Hey friends! Today I'm telling you about something I hope to win and then I'll share with you something I did win.

First up, I'm going to shamelessly beg ask you to vote for me here. Apparently, I entered a photo contest that I didn't even realize I was entering. I was uploading pictures to the Better Homes and Gardens site in hopes of increasing a little traffic to my teensy little blog and then I received an email letting me know my photo was in the running for their weekly Photo Faves. Happy dance going on! (It was a pic. of our diamond wall in case you were wondering.)

So, did I mention you can go HERE to vote? Oh yeah, maybe I did that already. But guess what? You can vote once a day until Feb. 2nd. Please and Thank You, friends!
Enough with the self-promoting. Don't you hate it when people do that?

Anyway, several weeks ago, Jessica from Hill Country Homebody, contacted me and told me to sign up for a giveaway on Jamie's blog, C.R.A.F.T. So glad I did because guess what? I won! Jamie was giving away 2 spots at Painting with a Twist. We were lucky enough to be joined by Allison, from House of Hepworths, too. It was so much fun getting to know these girls. I'm a people person and I really liked putting a real person with the blog voice.
So, what the heck is Painting with a Twist, you ask? Well, you see, we're all amazing artists that get together to see who can paint the prettiest peacock. Yeah, right! I've never painted a canvas before so I was pumped to see if the idea behind this "ladies night" would actually produce a decent piece of art.

Here are a few more pictures to help you get a good feel for how it all went down.
 Proof that our canvases were blank when we started.

 Next step...peacock body.

Way cool teacher. She walks you through this process and tells you step by step what to do.

 Most of us deviated a little from the suggested color scheme and added a personal touch. Rules? What rules?

 Oh, yes, she's a blogger...must document!

So. much. fun! If there's a place like this in your city, I say grab a friend and go do it. I looked around the room and honestly, everyone's paintings really turned out nice. It's not just peacocks, Painting with a Twist lists a calendar with different paintings and you sign up for the one you'd like to paint. Thanks, Jamie, for the great experience!

That's all for today friends! If you'd like some peacock painting tips, make sure you visit these awesome ladies at their "homes/blogs!"


The Peak of Tres Chic said...

Def heading over to vote- what an incredible honor!!! I hope you win. I am going to one of these painting classes soon and I am so excited! :)



pam {simple details} said...


Your peacocks look amazing! Hope we get a peek of where it's going, or are you going to sell it! :)

Sonya @ So Simple said...

You've got my vote!!! I promise I will try and vote everyday. Good luck

Carly Haslee said...

Glad you posted this again as I didn't know I could vote once a day! And this sounds like such an amazing place-everyone's pieces turned out so well. Where are you going to put yours?!

A room with a view said...

Congratulations and hope you win. The paintng get-together looks like so much fun, I would love to do something like that.

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