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It seems like this was an artsy week for everyone! I’ve seen posts on Facebook from friends who have gone to see Wicked, designed their own shirts, or spent a gorgeous summer day at a music festival. For my own artistic resolution, I decided to paint my toe nails!

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Nice, right? What an easy week!

Haha, I’m only joking. While I did paint my nails this week, I’m pretty certain it took zero artistic talent and that I can’t fool you guys into giving me a week off from resolutions. So, here’s what we REALLY did:

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I love how these came out, and I like mine a lot better than my last wine-fueled painting! It’s really neat to me to see how differently everyone’s final piece looks, even though we all based them off of the same model painting. Some people stick to realistic-looking elephants and trees, while adding in a sun to make it their own (me), and others go more the way of frolicking elephants and white leaves (Dan). It’s funny to me because that’s how we are in real life also – I’m the practical one who likes to do everything how it’s “supposed” to be done, and Dan is more laid-back and doesn’t worry about things like why his elephants’ feet aren’t touching the ground.

If you’ve never done one of these “paint & sip” events, I would highly, HIGHLY recommend it. It’s a lot of fun, and even if you’ve never painted before in your life, you will be surprised at how well it turns out. The instructors guide you step-by-step, but you’re also free to take your own liberties with the piece, so they all really do turn out differently, but they all look great!

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After a little debate about what really constitutes “art”, we decided to visit the Griffin Museum of Photography. I had been practicing a little more with my camera over the weekend (finally!!), and I was eager to see some real examples.

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We were both a little disappointed in the museum, not because it didn’t offer some very cool photographs, but because it was very very small. We paid $7 to get in and were done perusing the 2 rooms in under 10 minutes. Maybe even 8 minutes including the time we spent taking pictures of ourselves with the photos:

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However, the bathroom alone is worth at least $5.

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And there are some really great photos there right now. Can you believe this was done by a high school student?!

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I wonder if he looks like that in spring, too?

Oh, and as a little disclaimer, obviously some of these photos include other photos that are not my own. I really wouldn’t enjoy being sued for copyright issues, so I figured I should mention that.

But I do really like Twinkies.

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