‘It was fabulous - I didn’t know what was going to happen’
This was said to me after a painting event I recently did for 50 people.
Nearly all the people had not painted in years and were a bit apprehensive. Many said they couldn’t paint or were rubbish at it.
I know they can paint, they lack confidence. Like so many people, somewhere from school days to adulthood they have lost that creative spark and I give it back to them.
Of course there could be a different reason, for example a teacher, a friend or someone else has told them they are rubbish or some other disparaging comment. I know this happens as this was my experience at school.
Some people have such a bad experience that they never pick up a paint brush again. I want to correct that by proving to them that they can paint and that painting is fun.
I can always guarantee that people leave my events with a smile on their face having created a fabulous painting.