Paint Night Boston

Well, so much for my 14 days of Valentine’s blog posts! Instead of feeling inspired, I am feeling tired and sick with a touch of the flu. Yech.

Crossed Out HeartSo, while I was laid out on the couch drinking tea with honey and lemon and watching a “Castle” marathon (and NOT blogging about Valentines), my family was busy sipping wine and painting at Clery’s Bar in Boston with The Next 26. (this pic just reminds me of finger painting in elementary school : )

Paint Night Paint Gallon JugsIf you are not familiar with The Next 26, they are a non-profit who has spent the past year in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings hosting 26 cultural and charitable events in hopes of keeping the Boston spirit alive until this year’s Marathon Monday.

The Next 26 Founders Chris Mathison & Nick Leydon

The Next 26 Founders Chris Mathison & Nick Leydon

To read more about them and join the fun-they still have more events to go-click their logo below.

The Next 26.

Don’t know about Paint Night?

Paint Night LogoWell, essentially you go to a restaurant or bar where they set up multiple easels side by side, and then provide wine to drink as you are painting (hmm, that seems rather counterproductive…)

Paint Night @ ClerysThere is an art teacher at the head of the class who provides step-by-step instructions to art students at all levels of expertise.

Art Instructor, paint night, cleary's bar, the next 26Everyone paints the same picture, in this case the Boston Skyline at dusk, but each one is unique. Loving The Next 26 blimp over Boston.

The Next 26, Paint Night, Clerys Bar,Coach came home with two paintings, of which he was quite proud. One was his,

paint night painting, the next 26the other, my daughter’s. Same subject, different styles. Do you have a favorite?

Paint Night, The Next 26And here is the Next 26 team showing off their creations. True works of art, no?

The Next 26, Paint Night, Clerys BarSo, sorry about the whole Valentine blog post thing. If you need some Valentine’s inspiration, check out my Pinterest “Be-Mine-Valentine” page. Everything from decadent chocolate desserts to print-from-home Valentines and home made decorations, like this cute Valentine Mantel by OneKriegerChick.

Mantel Styling by OneKriegerChickAnd, hopefully, I will be back on my feet shortly and able to join in the next Next 26 event!! Have an artful Wednesday, everyone! Susan

Comments

  1. Hope you feel better! Love both paintings, but the blimp does add a nice touch. 🙂

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