Monday, September 22, 2008

I'm Creatively Fit


*click on image to enlarge


Over the weekend, I took a Creatively Fit class with Whitney Ferre of the Creative Fitness Center in Nashville, TN.

It was so. much. fun!

Paint any color you want. Paint the ugliest color you can find. Paste on fabric. Smash down some paper. Go over the same painting over and over and over. Dribble some paint. Slosh some down on there really thick.

And that was just on Friday night. Which was made ever so much more fun by the lady behind me that brought two bottles of wine!

Saturday, we just kept building the layers. Pasting. Painting. Globbing. Smushing.

Sunday, we covered the entire thing in a glossy epoxy that looks like glass. I wish you could see it. It's so cool looking! I've got to find some of that epoxy.

It was like being in 3rd grade all over again. And I want to do it every day.

31 comments:

Dana said...

That's it! I'm coming to Nashville if for no other reason than to take a Creatively Fit class with you and drink wine!

That is beautiful Lynn!

SkylersDad said...

Enough wine and you will all be painting each other!

~Jobthingy~ said...

that is beautiful and sounds like an absolute blast!

doggybloggy said...

you painted this? who did? I want to be in this class

The Daily Rant said...

I don't get the "creatively fit" thing - I mean, was it a painting/exercise class?? LOL

In any case, this is GORGEOUS and I want it!!!! Are you going to make one of the rooms in your new log cabin a studio?

What made you choose the guitar/banjo/stringed instrument or whatever it is? I SO like it.

Keep it up. Start painting and get ready for your first show!

Jay said...

That painting is beautiful!

Gnightgirl said...

I love it. I am, once again, insanely jealous. Only your blog makes me spit nails like this. And I mean that in a good way.

Gorgeous painting.

Mind of MadMan said...

I have got to find that class out in this neck of dawoods,,,

Hedon said...

Ok... that is really awesome. I love the colors.

Knight said...

Holy Crap, did you really make that? I love it! I want that in my apartment and I'm really picky. Vibrant color, movement, music, I'm in love!

Diederick said...

Sounds fabulous; you could seriously hang that painting somewhere.

Perhaps you might even convince some friends that you bought it for over a thousand dollars.

goooooood girl said...

Well well well......

Lu' said...

I like it. It is in your face but that's ok.

Fortune Cookies said...

I want to take that class!!!! when's the next one?? that is BEAUTIFUL!

Akelamalu said...

That sounds so much fun. I get to finger paint with my grandkids - that's fun too!

ambergail77 said...

That's great. And who doesn't love an art class (or any class for that matter) that allows wine. I am glad you had such a good time.

gary rith said...

Pack up your significant other some day and visit us for a couple of days, and try CLAY! And YES, brong us some wine!
Fab pic you made, fab.

Jen said...

I heart it! I also heart wine! I would've totally hearted the whole weekend!

tt said...

gosh that sounds like fun!!! you get to get your fingers messy AND have fun AND be creative...hummm...good times ;)

Scarlet said...

I need to get into something like that. The wine and good company make it more sweet, I bet. ;)

Dianne said...

that sounds like such a stress buster and you get to create something beautiful at the same time!

your painting is wonderful

can you sell enough to afford doing this every day?

I wish for you that you can

Spiky Zora Jones said...

I think it's fabulous. We used to do something like that in High school senior art class.

It looks lovely honey...I want to do that too...every day. :D

Southern Sage said...

Thats really pretty RLL.
I like it!!

Seamus said...

That sounds like such fun - and wine to boot!

coopernicus said...

sounds like a blast!!!

elizabeth said...

Sounds like fabulous fun! I might have to organize a girls painting and wine party! With a nude model... did I say that? Noooo. Maybe a private painting party where Spartan is nude and I actually put the paint on him... with the wine ever present. Boy this comment went sideways in a hurry...

Diva said...

Add another notch on the list of artistic venues you totally rock out!

That's amazing!

Micky-T said...

That is a pretty wild painting. There is so much, in it.
I like it! I like it alot!

RockDog said...

That is a VERY cool painting! I love it! Nice color mixture, cool vibe. It Rocks!

Hullaballoo said...

What an excellent idea, getting the creative juices flowing is wonderful.

The picture on your post is so striking and colourful, I could look at it all day.

I enjoy doing oil pastel pictures out in the countryside around Edinburgh. The results are so immediate and powerful.

Lovely blog, by the way. I came here through Elizabeth's blog and I am so pleased I did.

Hulla
xx

Jackie Adshead said...

If you like art - have you seen my latest paintings? they might interest you - have a look and if you want to participate, email me and we'll discuss it.....