Paint Nite: A Review of a Night of Art and Booze

Paint Nite: A Review of a Night of Art and Booze

It was so easy even I could do it.
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Last weekend, the ladies in my family spent our evening out attending one of the new trendy events that have surged across America that combines booze and artistic abilities: Paint Nite! The idea behind Paint Nite is that you have one professional artist give you a step by step lesson on how to make a magnificent piece of art, while you attempt to follow instructions and get buzzed with booze either provided by the venue or brought from your own home.

For our event the piece of work we were attempting to replicate was called "End of Summer".

Upon inspection I had the same reaction anyone with the artistic ability of a kindergartner would have..hell to the no will I be able to replicate that. I had a good year and a half of elementary school art classes where almost every project I got back was C worthy.

This made me wonder how a two hour class was going to improve any "skills" I might have. However, putting any doubtful thoughts to the back of my mind I quickly ordered my first drink of the night to work as some liquid confidence, a peach whiskey mule, and headed to my station.

At each station you are given a paint tray with all of five colors that we were going to use, a canvas, brushes, and cleaning supplies for your brushes. The only downside of the work areas though is that arm space is far and few, but still is pretty manageable.

Once we got started I have to say that my work looked like what I expected it to look like from the beginning, a complete mess with attempts at blending to make it look better (P.S. I would like to thank all those youtube makeup tutorials I've watched that taught me everything I knew about blending). When it came time for us to take our break all I could think was that my painting looked like a sad art attempt put together with items you find at a ball park snack bar. Again for comparison here was mine,

and here was what the final product was supposed to look like.

The odds were not in my favor here.

Which meant it was time for liquid confidence number two, a Manhattan. At this point things got scarier when it was time to use the black paint mainly because it's hard to hide and blend black paint if you mess up.


I was disappointed, at first, mainly because I thought they were supposed to be trees and it was looking like a fire had occured in my forest. Suddenly, though we added the horizon to our art and I could finally see a comparison between the two paintings.

Maybe I wasn't bad at art, maybe I've just been doing it wrong this whole time! With some final touches added our work of art was done and I have to say mine was pretty satisfactory!.

I think if you are interested in a fun night out, with your girls, this is the event for you. It's fun it gives you confidence in your art skills and it's way easier than you think it's going to be. Also one of the highlights was trying catch all of the "that's what she said" jokes by our teacher. Such as: "Every time you brush it, it gets bigger"

Yes, I know. I have a twelve year old's sense of humor.




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The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is arguably one of the most hyped up music festivals of all time. Certainly festival classics like Woodstock make Coachella look like a mere millennial blowout, but the fashion, music, and art on display over these three weekends in Indio, California is unlike any other. Many say that the beloved annual festival is all about social media status and the killer photos that come with the desert experience, so here are some of my favorite shots from weekend two.

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5. @jamescharles

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6. @laurenelizabeth

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10. @claudiasulewski

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Top 5 Favorite Childhood Cartoons

"What's up, Doc?"
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Do you remember watching cartoons when you were young? You would wake up on Saturdays and eat your breakfast while watching your favorite toon. I remember quite well because I would wake up super early to catch my favorite cartoon before I went to school or even the weekends. Well, if you remember that feeling of watching the opening of your favorite cartoon(s), then get ready to go down memory lane and feel that feeling again. I am about to list some of my favorite cartoons and maybe you will relate.

1)Tom and Jerry – It is the classic cat and mouse cartoon. Tom, the cat trying to catch and make a meal out of Jerry, the clever mouse. It will never get old and will remain a classic for a long, long time.If you ask anyone what their favorite cartoon was or is, it will most likely be this one.

2)Looney Toons – “What’s up, Doc?” This is the most popular phrase of all time and associated with this series, spoken by Bugs Bunny. Let’s not forget Daffy, Tweety, Tasmanian Devil, Porky Pig, and more. These characters will have you laughing until your stomach hurts. If you are a true fan of cartoons, then you will never forget this. This animated series has even though funny but they did portray some societal issues through their characters in a clever way.

3)Courage the Cowardly Dog – Who can forget the pink dog who is paranoid and lands himself in weird situations on the farm he lives on with his owners, Eustace and Muriel. He is always saving them from freaky creatures on the farm. If you were young and watched this, you were surely scared because the creatures were very freaky looking but you cheered Courage on to save his owners.

4)Arthur – You remember this show because you probably did not have cable. So one of the channels you could access was PBS Kids. This boy dealt with everything a child his age dealt with like: homework, friends, school, and annoying little sisters. This series aired in the morning and afternoon so you know you were skipping doing your homework to watch what Arthur and his friends were up to this episode.

5)The Powerpuff Girls – The trio sisters with super powers, Blossom, Buttercup, and Bubbles who were created by Professor Utonium in a lab. They save Townsville from villains like Mojo Jojo, Him, and Gangreen Gang. Also, you and friends argued over who was Blossom, Buttercup, and Bubbles, Personally, I loved Bubbles!

Well, there you go! These are my top 5 favorite animated series, which make me happy everytime, I watched them. I still do when they air on their respective channels like PBS Kids, Cartoon Network, and Boomerang.

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