My mom and I used to talk on the phone or Skype every day. If I got in my car to run an errand, I called her. If I became bored while sitting at home, I called her. We were always talking about something. When she passed, everything was quiet. Sitting in my house throughout the day in silence was the new normal. I prayed, however, for friends — friends who would share in my triumphs and comfort me during the sad times. I prayed for women who were strong and who challenged me to do better and be better. God gave me a wonderful group of women, and I thank Him for that daily. Friday night, we went to Brush and Bottle on Prince Road in Tucson. It is a wonderful place that brings out your inner artist.
The studio offers numerous beautiful selections for guests to paint. My favorites, of course, are the paintings of Bourbon Street in New Orleans. I have to come back and paint these in June.
They also offer painting for kids.
You can paint in a private session with a group if you have 14 people or more. We painted during a private session, and it was a great start to a fun-filled Mother’s Day weekend. Bring your own food and drinks, and the studio covers the rest.
I walked into the studio assuming we would be tracing a photo and coloring within the lines like we did in Kindergarten. I was wrong, and this is the picture we had to paint! I am not a painter, so this looks intimidating. Our instructor began the session by cheerfully informing us that this is a difficult picture to paint.
I put my “game face” on and began drawing. I didn’t follow directions most of the time, but who cares when you’re having fun?
I know that my picture does not look like the beautiful display photo, but it’s mine, and I love it!
Everyone did a wonderful job. I love these beautiful women, and I want to wish them all a Happy Mother’s Day. You are an answer to my prayers.
To my beautiful mom — I miss you, I love you, and I want to thank you for teaching me how to be a woman of faith, character, and integrity. I thank God every day that I gave you roses while you were here, and I always told you how much I love you. Happy Mother’s Day! I am sure you will have the best Mother’s Day this year because you are in an awesome place with an awesome God!
So Beautiful Shayla!