You, Lord, keep my lamp burning;
my God turns my darkness into light.
With your help I can run through a barricade,
with my God I can scale a wall.
– Psalm 18:28-29
Wow, 2017 was made up of many milestones for the small endeavor I call Fabric & Frames. The main milestone for the year was expanding from only private paint parties to also doing public paint events. It has been a great year.
Private Paint Events are awesome for so many reasons. Number One is you get to “host” in your own venue, yet all of the hosting responsibility is on me, the instructor. Private paint events work well for corporate team-building as well as fundraisers, where the host/hostess would need to mingle with guests. Private Paint Events are also great for smaller home parties, girls’ nights, schools, church groups, vacation bible schools, and any other groups that love to paint.
Public Paint Events, held at local businesses, have allowed me to offer fun to individuals who may just need a night out. It also allows me to connect with local business owners. Partner businesses share their facilities to host and usually offer painters specials on their goods or eats.
Partnering with local businesses has allowed me to really step into the community and get to know, as I like to call them, “the local celebrities,” – the workers in the drive-thru, the waiters, the bank tellers, the boutique owners, or the neighbor we see walking his dogs every day. I get to meet my fellow Huntsvillians and actually have a conversation in a relaxed setting while doing some painting. It’s fun!
For 2017, I want to thank God, first and foremost. He has revealed so much to me in the last few years and blessed me beyond measure. God’s timing is prefect and He has opened a door here and there, patiently pointing me down one path at a time, showing me the way. At first I didn’t see it but now I know He has been setting me up to share painting for a long, long time.
January of 2018 has already been so fun, and there are already many private and public paint events in the works for the Spring. I know 2018 will bring some “happy little paintings” as Bob Ross would say 🙂 and I look forward to painting with you this year.
Find out more about booking a Private or Public Paint Event by calling 256-468-7043 or emailing fabricNframes@gmail.com.