Right before we were scheduled to officially launch our Studio’s grand opening there was a tragic event at Pulse Nightclub. Many were killed and many more were injured. We reached out to our community in Jacksonville to help with the processing of grief and confusion by offering a free art journaling session.
Farah is one of our favorite people and she’s also one of our top supporters! So when she had family visiting from out of town we were thrilled to come up with a fun way to entertain them.
We decided that an outdoor painting excursion would be the most exciting. We went to one of my favorite parks in the city: Friendship Park and what better thing to paint, other than Friendship Fountain? The Main Street Bridge, of course! Mind you, none of us – including myself- had ever painted a bridge before so this was a learning experience for all of us.
I shared a few drawing techniques to help them sketch out their bridge with chalk before we began applying paint. Once everyone was happy with their drawing the painting commenced. To add to the fun we used metallic and glow-in-the-dark paint for extra sparkle. ooooh….
As you can see, the paintings turned out great -not perfect, mind you, but that was okay because each one was as unique as the person who painted it. Oo lala…very artistic!
We had such a blast! Even my little one got in on the action!
Think you’d like to try your hand at it? Let us know!