Monday, April 30, 2012

Ottawa & painting!

I would love to write a proper post today... but my flight leaves at 7am tomorrow and I've got a lot to do, the primary chore being: look through the list of necessary products to bring for the three-hour-long fat-oil painting seminar I'm taking first thing Wednesday morning.

...and from the quick glance last night, half the items I either don't have, or don't know what they are.

So, uhm, yeah.

Fake it 'till you make it, right?

EDIT: Oh yeah, remember me saying I'll be the youngest person there by about 20-30 years? I just read on the agenda that there's a *fun* contest at the final banquet on Saturday, everyone's supposed to wear fascinators... and there will be judging/prizes/etc.

Between that and the guided-bus-tour to view tulips, it'll be a wild and crazy time, folks.

Oh my goodness, what am I getting myself into?


  1. LOL!!! Well hope things go well with your preparations and that things are wonderful while there.

    1. As per usual, I'm packing at the last minute :) I swear I'm going to get my suitcase torn apart/searched since it's full of powdered paint, small jars of mysterious liquids (including turpentine), and pre-measured bags of protein powder, since I'm supposed to, like, not eat any carbohydrates until they succeed in kick-starting my liver ;)

      Seriously, though, I'm really looking forward to it :)

      I know my Nana would be so happy I'm doing this. I think it's a neat way to honour her memory, both by painting, and by continuing on her friendships within this community that she build over a couple decades.

  2. It will be fine - old people aren't that bad... just go with flow and take tons of pics - bet you learn a lot too.

    1. I know, I know :) I was more just joking.

      Yup, I'm already prepared to look like monkey discovering tools for the first time... I'm sure those old ladies have some mad-painting-skillz and I'll learn a ton from them :)


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