The fundraiser involved learning to paint something.
Okay, I’m being sketchy…
I’ll tell you what it was.
The organization was the Huntsville Auburn Club and the thing we learned to paint was Aubie.
Aubie is Auburn University’s mascot for the random person from Norway that visits my blog.*
I generally don’t like to talk about Auburn on the blog because I’m trying to be inclusive.
I don’t want to offend any Bama fans or just generally gross them out.
Here is my cousin Kathy on the left:
And quite frankly I wouldn’t want to read someone’s blog that was all “Bama this and Bama that” so I try to just not mention it too much.
But with this post it will be hard not to mention Auburn because it was a learn to paint Aubie class.
It was quite possibly the coolest thing ever.
I have one of her Toomer’s Corner pictures and one of her Samford Hall pic’s.
I’m presently obsessed with her “Cow College” picture.
It needs to come live at my house asap.
Seriously, its awesome.
I’d put a picture of it here but it would probably violate copy write laws or some such.
Plus she is super nice.
Plus she has an awesome haircut that I could never pull off:
So I went with a couple of my besties.
Oh, how I loathe that word.
It just makes me cringe – kinda like the word bucket.
I went with my cousins Kathryn and Laura Lee.
It was held at the roundhouse by the depot.
Which, by the way, is a fantastic location for an event – very pretty and open.
The decor was perfect – It looked like a really girly tailgate party.
There were hot dogs, desserts, cokes, margaritas and hunch punch.
After dinner we sat down at the easels ready to create our masterpieces.
Staring at those blank pieces of canvas was pretty intimidating.
Everyone just kind of nervously giggled.
So Ms Foret makes her first stroke on the canvas and then looks at us.
And thats when we realized it was time for us to actually put our brushes to the canvas.
So one of my friends leans over and…
Ya know that scene in Jaws when the guy says “We’re gonna need a bigger boat”…
Well one of the girls leans over and says:
“We’re gonna need more margaritas.”
Truer words had never been spoken.
That first stroke was the hardest.
After that it was just plain fun!
It was really interesting seeing how different everyone’s paintings looked.
Some people added football fields, words, fans etc.