Be Brave Social Artworking
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Be Brave Social Artworking. I feel like I need to lay out some truth right now…I just got back from the hospital visiting my Father In Law. He’s not well, and it doesn’t look good. I remember when my grandmother passed I would tell myself to be brave before I went in to visit her. And after my own dad passed a few years ago, I told myself to be brave when I told my kids about their Peeps, and when I went to the funeral home to make the arrangements…I have told myself to be brave so many times….on the outside, I tend to be kind of…umm maybe not warm and fuzzy but like I have it all together; but, in reality, I am kinda insecure, and I definitely need to remind myself to be brave a lot. And, even though I didn’t love this design the most when I ordered it (my girlfriends’ picked out the design), I cannot help but think God had His hand in it, and I will hang my painting in my studio and remind myself as I need to to be brave.
As I am sure you know, I love love love working with DecoArt, especially their Social Artworking line. I think it is so important to steal a few hours away to work on friendships. Whether you are seeing a movie, having a drink, or painting together, you need time to be away from the daily mom and wife tasks. My friends truly love gathering together at my husband’s office/my new studio to chat, snack, drink and paint. We all got together this weekend and did just that, and it was amazing, energizing, and so needed!
The Be Brave design lends itself so well to a bohemian theme, so I styled the dessert table with a boho vibe. Paper fans and homemade dream catchers were perfect backdrops against the deep blue wall. A vintage table painted white (with DecoArt Chalky White paint) popped under the backdrop! I added a soft peach and green tassel bunting to the front of the table. Dessert was simple, a naked cake adorned with fresh flowers, soft pink frosted cupcakes, and a delicious Laughing Cow Cheddar apple tart drizzled with butterscotch. (look for the recipe here) Fresh flowers and a pitcher of ice water sat across the table from the desserts, as well as my finished painting.
I set up a small glass top ice cream parlor table with paints, and ball jars with water to rinse brushes near the food table. I like having a separate table set up for the paints and water cups. Another small table had extra paint brushes and canvases for the girls that had to come to the party a little later. I also set up a small bluetooth speaker there so we could have music playing in the background.
I set up mismatched chairs around the paint table. On the table I had fresh bushes leaned against the canvases on the easels. Rather than waste plastic cups, each guest had their own Tervis to use for the party and take home. My cup was on the table when I took the pics.
I didn’t get any mid party shots because we were all just having too much fun and I wanted to savor the time with my mom squad.
As always, we all left recharged and hearts overflowing, ready to go back to our daily grind with a little more pep in our steps. And we are all ready to be brave!