While I LOVE my time at MAB in North Vancouver, it’s a real joy … I also really enjoy Raw in Yaletown mainly because we can indulge in a couple tasting plates and a few glasses of wine before we try to get creative…. brilliant business plan Painting in front of other people isn’t overly comfortable unless you have some alcohol softener in your system…then you don’t care and feel very comfortable walking around saying “look at my masterpiece…yahoo” (well, not literally thk god, but almost)
Sadly I wasn’t 100% on this particular night as I had spend the 2 previous days with a 9 week old puppy that had a propensity to enjoy night time potty breaks. (but more on her on another posts) …so being exhausted impeded my wine desire…sssoo sad.
We got changed into our ultra sexy smocks and choose our canvas sizes. Mine was a stnd square and D choose a long rectangle.
I had seen an image on Etsy that I tried to replicate… it didn’t work at all, but was fun trying.
It was so typically me… see something that a skilled artisan spent time creating and I feel that after a lrg glass of wine, 4 hours sleep for the last 48hours and NO SKILL at all… duh, I could do that!!!
Doris, on the other hand created on amazing heavily textured and colourfully layered vivid piece that was gorgeous.
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Dee and I spent one night making our own truffles and learning all about the origins of chocolate and chocolates as we know it today… fascinating.
Our hands were way too dirty to hold our cameras so we relied on others. We molded the truffles ourselves then added a variety of topping which included things like cocoa-nibs, strawberry shavings, pure chocolate sprinklers ( the real thing), sea salt, cool printed transfers and more.
Here’s a quick shoot of my handmade treasures … we were even given a pretty silver gift for them. Another delicious adventure.
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….but far from my worst either.
Last month, I decided to help J make some bucks for his new joy of Skylander Giants and teach him about working hard for a paycheck.
Initially he was very excited about getting the $50 ToysRUs gift card for working at my office for abit… until he started working. We had a couple great teachable moments discussing the value of hard work, the exchange of money for energy expelled at a job and the fact that you can stop anytime you want to play but then you don’t get paid.
(and yes, I have already been corrected (by my ENTIRE family, that giving a 6yr old $50 for 45mins of work is NOT the norm or encouraged at all but its the only gift card I had in my wallet … and since then he has mentioned that he is OK to come work at the office for only $20) LOL…
After making a few fusses about moving ALL the boxes to the recycling box, and re-wrapping ALL the bolts of ribbon, and how boring it all is, he soon realized the power of a pay cheque once he started creating a mental shopping list of the Skylanders he could buy.
He was thrilled in ToysRUs when he picked up a couple packages and he figured out he could afford ALL of them.
Fun for all, thanks for checking in,
I guess, people with children go through this annually but with me, it’s the climbing number of yrs that my little brother has been around. It’s still hard for me not to think of him as being 12.
He has grown into the most incredible man with some personality traits that are completely opposite of my own and then, every now and then he says or does something that screams to me that we are related AND I love both sides of him equally. I love that even though he was raised in a home with 2, some may say “over the top” strong women; still grew up to be 100% strong in his own right with his own ideals and opinions and is not afraid to share them. I LOVE it and him.
Happy 37th ICK!
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