Do you have a friend who is upbeat, cheerful, generous and fun to be with? I do.
Meet Emily. Spending a few days with Em always involves deep conversation, laughter, and usually an art project. She is great at choosing projects that take me out of my comfort zone and stretches my imagination a bit. With her, I get to try new things and work in unfamiliar mediums. She encourages me to be brave...to grow. I need that.
We had one of our little art retreats this week. We had the house to ourselves and plenty of room to make a mess...and we did.
We stayed up until 4am, laughing, talking, snipping, and gluing. It was wonderful.
And although I don't think either of us is under the illusion that these are great works of art, we did get the opportunity to learn new techniques and expand our horizons.
Plus, we had fun...and really, isn't that what girlfriend time is all about?
My "masterpiece"...still needing the finishing touches. Nothing amazing...but still, a sweet remembrance of our time together.
I plan to hang it in my new studio space (more about that later).
~Emily's collage...not quite finished.~
Canvas, gesso, paper, paint, etc...$20.-$30
Spending time with someone who is cheerful, positive, authentic, and challenges and encourages me to be my best self...priceless.
Spend some time with YOUR authentic friend(s) today.
Until next time...
If you would like to try the "Little Houses" project yourself, visit Caatje's lovely blog for instructions.