Ok so obviously overhead lighting and an instagram filter on my daughters camera makes my hair look like I have grey roots..I don't..unless I never knew..oh the things we critically see in photos..picky picky picky.I'll have to talk to my favorite hairdresser♥
It is so much fun to sit w/ your daughters..doing this..
With great friends it would be just as fun.Check your Google for Groupons on Tuangos..
I received a fun gift from my daughters..an evening out w/ them and Paint Nite..have you heard of these?
Feb 29th we went..
Last year one of my daughters had suggested it and we never got around to going..this yr..they booked it:)
So we went early..had dinner there..and then sat down to a lovely 2 hour pint nite..lol I am leaving that typo there..but it was paint nite..it seemed to be a full house..
we each have our easels and aprons..I managed to get paint on me regardless:)We each get a palette and 3 brushes and a glass of water to rinse the brushes.
Acrylics are used..the teachers demonstrate the painting and we all paint along..differences were seen on all canvases..my ferris wheel was way too small..
my pier too short..
we see the errors:)
My daughters loved it and I can recommend this to you..even if you have never picked up a paintbrush..you may find yourself..buying art supplies.
One of my daughters doesn't play with paints..I think she left..quite loving it..she said she wanted to go back:)
That's how much fun it is..and both my daughters pieces were lovely!
interior shots..compliments of my daughters cellphones:)
Noah made Mylène hang hers up..in their living room..and Oli kept telling Frédérick..:"Isn't mommy good?:)" I agree! They both are.
When I came home.. I started thinking about it..once you have taken the class..it would be very easy for someone to do it in their home w/ good friends..just a few..wine..or tea..
cookies..maybe 2 or 3 friends:)
I saw these cookies and thought..these would be fun..and a bit creative too:)
So easy! No fuss no muss ..
The idea is simple..make your dough..chill 30 mins..roll out and make the design w/ tines of a fork..glaze w/ egg wash (I should have but used my caramel glaze)..and bake..an egg wash shines more.
To serve simply put the baked circle of cookie in the middle of the table ..once cooled..and hit in the middle,or simply break apart.. ..pieces form..making the cookies quite artisanal looking and delsih.I found the recipe here..and will write it out below..I love that French blog:)She got the recipe from here.
I bet not even the crumbs are left..you know how you get the munchies w/ art..and company.
I received that paint set above ..I was spoiled..and some paper and pens..
the paint set is so pretty..and I do like it very much.
Japanes..the box alone ..I keep it out..I bet if I had a plate rail in my craft room it would be full .With art supplies I like looking at;)
La Recette for the break aparts~
or cool artisinal cookies~
125 grams of sugar
a pinch of salt
125 grams of softened butter I am a salted butter girl.
250 grams of flour.
Mix sugar and egg together until nice and creamy add the pich of salt..the softened butter,cream.. then the flour..until it foms a ball..
I made a disk and chilled 30 mins..I then rolled it out as you see it ap 1 cm thick..go for 1/4 inch about..brush w/ egg wash..bake in a pre-heated 350 F oven ap 25 mins.Could take a bit more..you don't want a soft cookie..keep a watchful eye;)
When cool break apart.
A nice little tea/coffee cookie.
And do try to enjoy a Paint Nite..they are popular everywhere.
I think we were well over 40..all age groups.I was the oldest for sure.But then maybe someone in her 50's the rest all late 20's 30's 40's.And young men too..One couple in front of me..so adorable.A match made in heaven.He said he came for her..he loved it.They were a cool looking artsy couple:)
In my mind's eye..I see so many of you doing this and having a ball.