Have you ever wanted to try something new but the fear of never doing it before scares you away? Well, I do all the time and the fear always wins. This year I told myself that I had to try something new again. Last year I walked my first 5k in April and then did another one in July. So this year I said to myself, “you have to do it again, get out of your box and do something new.” I’ve seen people on Facebook going to these Wine and Canvas events and the pictures they are painting are great. Of course my mind says, Lisa you can’t even draw a stick person how can you paint a picture? I kind of pushed the thought out of my mind until one night I was scoping out Facebook before I went to bed and saw that there was an upcoming event right in Fairfield for a Wine and Canvas and it was a picture of a snowman which I love. So, I clicked the link and said, “Yep I am doing this!” As I wait for the weeks to go by waiting for the Friday night event to come up, I am nervous and excited and worried but I know that it will be so much fun. I happen to get an email from my daughters Girl Scout leader stating that their troop is going to do a fun event called Cookies and Canvas. I am so excited that my daughters are going to get to experience this event too! A couple of days before the Cookies and Canvas day, I learn that the moms of the Girl Scouts get to participate too. I was so excited, not only do I get to experience this new adventure with my daughters, I will get a heads up on how the Wine and Canvas event will probably go.
The day of the Cookies and Canvas arrives and I am so excited! I have not told my daughters what they will be doing because I wanted them to be surprised and because they like to worry about stuff like me. As we sit down and begin, I realize that this is so much fun and it isn’t about being perfect or making the picture exactly right, it is just about relaxing and doing whatever you want to the picture. The instructor will coach you on the basics of the print but otherwise you get to choose what colors you use, how much of the colors you use, and pretty much whatever you want. It was just a totally relaxing freeing event that I had never experienced before and my daughters loved it. They each got to make the same but different pictures and nothing had to be perfect. This little life lesson taught me that it’s ok to not always be perfect at what you are doing, just do it to the best of your ability and everything comes out fine. We got three great pictures out of this and I got to experience something new with my daughters which is always so much fun. Now I can’t wait till my Wine and Canvas event comes up and I can create another masterpiece.