Brushstrokes and Boozehounds

Salutations Chums and Secret Crushes,

Isn’t it odd how when you least expect something fuzzy and wonderful you manage to stumble upon a puppy in a top hat? You see I was bemoaning the loss of crafty friends to Mr. McCluckin’ on Wednesday evening, then like magic Friday arrived and my lady pals suggested an impromptu painting party. I checked with the mister and apparently he didn’t set it up at all. Just kismet!

Now you may have had a similar situation to ours here in Denver wherein a cavalcade of painting and boozing it up shoppes have opened in the past 2 years. We have Canvas and Cocktails, Acrylics and Vodka, Canvas and Corkscrews, Brushstrokes and Boozehounds, Sip ‘n Paint, and many more. So when the ladies I was to meet up with randomly decided they longed for an evening of apron wearing, Riesling swilling, and acrylic paint using; I was amazed to realize every spot was booked. I however suggested we just purchase canvasses (or is that canvasi?) and use up some of my many paints.

WARNING: The following contains poorly taken photos that are on occasion blurry, not centered, and sort of a hot mess. Sorry, but there was wine and you aren’t reading a photography blog. Smooches! HP

My pals for the evening were an even mix of new people I had yet to meet and classy lasses I had luckily known prior. We ate some Asian food, bought some oven baked turnovers and lactose free ice cream, and ran away to paint. Penelope Cruz* had attended no less than 4 painting and drinking classes and offered to host so she acted as instructor. Everyone took up brushes and away we went to Artistic Town!

The delightful Macy Gray* had not painted prior but turned in for her project a lovely flower scene.



Selma Hayek* took to painting like a fish takes to parading (which is to say well as we all know fish make the best drum leaders) and produced an insatiable dinosaur portrait, soundly taking second place in the competition of creativity.

Our leader, Ms. Cruz* also chose a flower scene; it had an abstractness to it that truly defined her aesthetic style.






I offered up a bird wearing a dunce cap that is still not quite finished. The poor fellow has no eye!



Our first place winner was Miss Halle Berry* with her stirring fat unicorn chasing the winged ice cream cone creation.

It was a very delightful evening and we all went home late and a little punch/wine drunk! Now the girls are even considering a stitch-n-bitch. Can you believe the luck?


Cheerios friends, and good luck out there in internetopia.

Henny Penny

*Some names may have been changed to protect the innocent ladies with whom I am known to mingle. Also, I forgot to ask if I could use their names so enjoy these names instead!