Grandma and Grandpa try Painting

Before I start this post, I would like to update everyone on the donair situation in Kelowna, as mentioned in my last blog entry. The City of Kelowna must be avid followers of this blog, because there’s a new donair restaurant opening!!! The sign is up and it says, “opening this fall.” Last time I checked, we’re in the fall season, so…where is my alternative donair option??? I’m so excited that I think I’ll have to do a complete review of the restaurant once it opens, stay tuned. I have too much time on my hands clearly.

Anyways, Ahmed and I did a paint nite this weekend and it was quite the experience so I wanted to document it. For those of you unfamiliar with paint nite, basically you go online and find a painting that looks like something you could possibly paint (usually I over-estimate my abilities) and then you go to a restaurant or pub and an instructor “teaches” you how to paint the painting. I use the word teaching lightly because really, she just told us what colours to use and made us take a painting oath. In this oath, she told us to promise not to swear, and not to say, “I can’t do this.” I think I broke both of those rules before I even started painting.

I chose this painting because I thought the fox was really cute, little did I know, this would not be as simple as it looked.

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What the painting was supposed to look like

I felt better about my painting though, because Ahmed’s fox really doesn’t look like a fox at all. I’m not sure what it looks like, but while he was painting it, we both couldn’t stop laughing at the fact this looked nothing like it was supposed to. It also didn’t help that the girl sitting next to us was basically Picasso and whenever we wanted to feel REALLY bad about our painting abilities, we would just look over at her painting and cry.

My painting
Ahmed’s painting

The ironic thing about painting, is that my real grandma (not me the grandma) is an amazing artist! Sometimes I think I inherited her artistic abilities, but then I try to paint a tree and all of my hopes go out the window. Maybe I’m being too hard on myself, I did paint this painting last year, (with a lot of help from my amazing grandma).


This isn’t our first paint nite, we did one a few years ago for my (20th?) birthday. This one featured another animal that looked cute, birds. This one was not easy either, but Ahmed’s birds turned out 1000x better than his fox, so I think he should stick with those if he wants to continue his painting career.


That’s all the painting commentary I have for today. Maybe I’ll do another painting, or maybe I’ll follow in the path of Van Gogh and cut off my ear! Just Kidding!

Bye for now,


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