Girl’s Night Out…Painting the Pumpkin Orange

Y’all should know by now, that I am a pretty social gal! I love meeting online friends in real life and will jump at any opportunity to do so. When I saw fellow GA Social Media Mom, Mandi of Cumming Local post on twitter about a Girl’s Night Out at Glazed & Fired,  A Paint Your Own Pottery & Painting Studio, I was all in!  My creativity gene is relatively limited when it comes to originality, but I can paint a pre-made ceramic piece with the best of them.

Imagine my surprise though walking into the studio and seeing this.

It seems my creative talent was going to be put through a more difficult test.
We were going to be painting this fun harvest pumpkin.
Too cute, right?

So I listened carefully to the Art Instructor, Jeanne Matey.
“Make a semi squished kind of heart shape.”

The instructor made it look so easy, but I persevered through my own doubt in my ability, and kept working on my masterpiece. I have to admit it came out pretty good.

I am definitely no Van Gogh, but I do think it’s nice enough to hang in my entry way to kick off the Fall decorating of the house. The evening was great fun. Everyone enjoyed the cupcakes, gift bags, and multiple raffle drawings scattered throughout the evening. Personally, I most enjoyed just being out and not having to hear the word “Mom” 30 times and hour.

Many thanks to Mandi, Cumming Local and the numerous sponsors below for providing the raffle prizes and contents of the gift bags. It’s always fun to participate in a social event, and then also leave with some extra goodies. I can’t wait to check out more local businesses in my area.

Event Sponsors:
Glazed & Fired – Paint Your Own Pottery & Painting Studio
Jeanne Matey – Art Instructor
Simply Cupcakelicious – A cupcakery & more!
a*muse | studio – Creative Consultant Adriane Winchester – Rubber Stamps, Paper Crafting & More!
Arbonne – Independent Consultant Layla Kelling
– Educating Others about Health & Wellness
Digital Memories by Debbie Koehler
– Portrait Photography services for Families, Maternity, Children & Newborns
Mia’s Pizza & Eats
– Local Pizzeria serving a Variety of Foods all made with the Freshest Ingredients
Miche Bag
– One Bag … Endless Possibilities
Mountain Cottage Soaps – Handcrafted Soaps, Bath & Body Products
ninetyone10 – Offering Handmade Gifts from Hairbows to Eco-Friendly Snack Bags & Sandwich Wraps
Southern Woman Resale
– Resale Boutique for Maternity & Plus Size Clothing
Stella & Dot – Independent Stylist Geraldina Murtagh – From runway to your everyday, Stylish & Trend-Setting Jewelry
Studio Lotus – Pilates Studio offering Apparatus, Mat Classes, Tower Classes Kettlebell & Redcord Training
Trinkets & Treasures by MiMi – Fashionable Jewelry & Accessories


Disclosure – I paid for my own ticket for the Girl’s Night Out event. I was not asked to blog about the sponsors, but wanted to share them and remind everyone to check out their own area for local businesses. By supporting local businesses and start ups, we can all make a difference. I’ll get down off my soapbox now.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lucy @ lucille in the sky
    Oct 05, 2011 @ 00:02:07

    Looks like so much fun. I love to paint. And what a festive, creative way to bring fall indoors. I want to paint a pumpkin now too!


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  3. mandi @ cumminglocal
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 17:20:14

    Karen – How did I miss this post?!? Thanks for sharing. I love your summary. And I think you’re closer to Van Gogh than you might think:) It was extra fun just being able to finally meet you in person!


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