Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Painting for Zero

Project Zero is an organization that has become very close to my heart over the past several weeks.  Their motto is 1 + 1 = 0.  1 Family + 1 Child = 0 Waiting Children.

Their goal is to raise awareness about adoption in the state of Arkansas and connect families with waiting children.  

Last Wednesday night a local paint studio held a fundraiser for Project Zero.  

I have always wanted to go to a painting class and thought this was the perfect time.  I felt like it was something fun I could do that would benefit my children.

I didn't want to go by myself so I asked Andrew's mom and sisters if they wanted to join me.  It ended up being just my mother-in-law and me.  It was the most special time together.

We began the night with a blank canvas and a plate of paint.

We had an instructor who led us through the painting step by step.  She made it very simple, though there were times we questioned that our painting would turn into a tree.

But by the end of the night we did in fact have two Christmas trees to take home with us.

My tree isn't quite finished.  I started drawing the circles but instantly hated them.  I painted over them and was happy with my plain tree until I saw the above picture.  Everyone's looks so cute.

I'm going to add buttons I think or maybe just paint solid circles.  I'm not sure yet.

I was able to meet the lady behind Project Zero.  I enjoyed getting to visit with her and discuss a certain sibling group that Andrew and I have fallen in love with.

Painting was fun.  I definitely want to do it again sometime.

But more than anything I loved the time I was able to spend with my mother-in-law.  Special memories that I will cherish always.  Lots of laughter.   I am thankful God has given me such a beautiful family through marriage.

1 comment:

  1. LOVE your painting and love this organization! How sweet!!!!! Glad you were able to be a part of it!