"My Wish" by Amy Anderson
Thank you for stopping by. Paint parties have been around for a while now, longer in the bigger cities and gradually working their way into more rural areas. I have loved the idea since I first heard of getting together with a group of friends, family, co-workers, or even strangers and just relaxing with paint and canvas. It has so many benefits, socially, personally, professionally, educationally. I attended a party and have felt absolutely compelled to get a service going in my own neck of the woods. Art has always been a comfort for me. I see a new craft and I’m like, “Oh my gosh, I’d love to try that”, and sometimes I do, other times it ends up on the back burner of “would love to do this” list, while life happens. And life, is wonderful, not to be misunderstood as a person who doesn’t appreciate it, because I have a very powerful appreciation as many cancer survivors do. I have found that in an effort to grasp onto every aspect of creativity inside me, I have become overwhelmed with my someday list, and haven’t found the time or energy to do most of it. And it occurred to me: why stop at paint parties?
Many people enjoy an occasional class at local community centers, after school programs, or craft classes that are picked out for you. I believe there are other people who are craving the joy of art, just for the sake of creating and expressing. I want a place you can go, leave, and come back to pick up where you left off, and not feel pressured to leave after an hour. Or maybe you’d like to work on a project with your son or daughter but you don’t have a place to spread out your supplies, or you’re afraid you’ll get hot glue or paint on your new floor.
Scrapbooks are fantastic, and I love to work on paper crafts, but at home if I spread out all of the paper punches and die cutters, and pads of wonderful paper- by the time I am ready to sit and enjoy the art of real scrappin’, it’s time to make dinner and I have to put everything away again. My vision is to have a place where a crafty guy or gal can come in anytime the building is open and work independently on their own or in a small group. Maybe first thing in the morning after dropping off the kids; we’ll have the coffee on and you and a friend can meet and finish that special page of your combined family vacation. Or, you want try a new idea that you found on Pinterest but you don't want to spend a small fortune on the supplies you need to do it. You will have access to numerous tools, paper cutters, paper punches, paints, markers, mediums of all sorts, that are available for you to use while you are there. Or, bring a few of your own supplies and leave them at the building, safe and locked in a cabinet to make it easier than transporting everything each time.
For Paint Parties- I am ready to go! Call me, email me, send me a text! We can set up a party at a location of your choosing. I do have a few original pieces and will add more as my personal gallery grows, however, you can find tons of painting ideas for your party on Pinterest (Connect to my PINTEREST page with the button below to see some I have pinned that would be perfect for parties). You can also schedule your PAINT PARTY and we can try out new places that will accommodate a party- restaurant, bar, craft store - and I will contact them for you to see if it will work.
Remember, I take care of all of the set-up & clean-up, supplies, table and floor coverings, canvas, paint, brushes, and aprons. At your request, I can also supply mixed media, special effects, or a text/photo on canvas class.
As an independent artist and business owner, I am able to accommodate most requests and make yours a truly unique experience. Please offer suggestions, ask questions, and get excited to ....
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