Thursday Open Thread

2018 is the year to unleash your God-given creativity.  Who else is going to create it, but you?

Today’s idea for creativity:  Schedule a group outing to a painting studio. You can research a location in your region.

Here’s a link to corporate sponsored painting circles.

You can google search similar local painting studios that offer group outings for you and your friends.

Here’s how to get started:

Send an email with the details to folks you enjoy spending time with:

“Are you interested in some painting fun in the month of ______?

The goal is to enjoy the experience!

Want to spend 2 1/2 hours in a studio creating a painting  you can to own?  There’s an artist in-house who instructs you through each step of the painting.  Too cool!

Get the idea?

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Attached are a few  photos from a trip me and some friends took to a place called “Brush and Barrel” Studio December 2015 in Iowa City.

19 friends & family went as a group. We chose to paint a coffee cup. Some folks painted what they wanted. We paid $35/person for 3 hours, and we had the entire studio to ourselves. What FUN!!!

Here’s a sample calendar of paintings available in January for a local painting studio in Minneapolis.  Remember the group gets to choose the painting.

FYI, most studios offer libations and other non-alcoholic drinks and light snacks.  We attended on where the snacks were included in our fee, but if folks wanted booze, they had to $.

Here are a few photos of an outing with some of my friends of ALL AGES.  My oldest friends were 92 years old, and the  youngest 14.

Alright, you’ve got the ‘DEETS’ (details), are you game?

  • Research a local painting studio in your region
  • Invite your friends
  • Choose your painting, date, time, and schedule the outing
  • Paint, drink, snack, mingle, and create that masterpiece!

I’m getting a group together to go painting next month.  If you decide to take up this adventure.  Drop a line or two with photos on 3 Chics.  We’d love to see them.

About Ametia

I am a Spiritual traveler, a devoted wife, mother, sister, lover of dream study, reading, theater, music, dance, and thought-provoking discussions on love, life, humor and service.
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46 Responses to Thursday Open Thread

  1. Ametia says:

    HEY NOW

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  2. rikyrah says:

    They kill me clutching the pearls about Wolff’s journalistic integrity. If they don’t get the ENTIRE PHUCK OUTTA HERE 😠

    Like we haven’t heard some variation of these stories over the past year. Wolff put them together in a book with sources.
    He beat all the rest of the muthaphuckas who thought that they were too cute for words, not reporting what they were seeing.
    We accused them of doing it, and they always had some excuse about it. Now that Wolff has come out with this book, suddenly they remember shyt.
    Go sit down and STFU 😠

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  3. Ametia says:

    SG2, please tweet to MSM;

    STOP TRYING TO DOWNPLAY WOLF’S BOOK. IT’S REALLY TRANSPARENT THE COMPLICITY THE MSM HAS DONE TO CREATE & MAINTAIN THE FARCE, FUCKERY,INSANE MEDIOCRE AND THUGGERY OF #45 & CO.

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  8. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Thanks ladies for bringing us all this news today :)

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  9. rikyrah says:

    THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 1/3/18
    Trump dumps failed election commission after challenges, lawsuits
    Rachel Maddow reports on the unceremonious end to Donald Trump’s controversial Presidential Advisory Committee on Election Integrity.

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  10. rikyrah says:

    House Republicans call for Jeff Sessions’ ouster as AG
    01/04/18 10:10 AM—UPDATED 01/04/18 10:21 AM
    By Steve Benen

    ………………….

    And yet, the discussion continues. The Washington Examiner today published an opinion piece from House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and former House Freedom Caucus Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) – two of Congress’ most far-right members – calling for Sessions’ ouster.

    …………………………….

    In all likelihood, the attorney general will ignore the appeal from Meadows and Jordan, but it’s important to understand the point of their piece.

    As the seriousness of Donald Trump’s Russia scandal grows, many of the president’s most reflexively partisan allies are rushing to undermine and discredit the investigation and those leading it. This is why, for example, we saw one far-right congressman tell MSNBC last week he wants to see the Justice Department and the FBI “purged” of potential Trump detractors.

    With this in mind, Meadows and Jordan aren’t hoping to replace Sessions because they’re dissatisfied with his job performance; they want him gone so that a new attorney general can take office, assume oversight of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation (which Sessions has recused himself from), and shield the White House from any further consequences.

    In other words, this is the latest step in the campaign to obstruct the Russia scandal investigation, which the bulk of the Meadows/Jordan piece is devoted to criticizing.

    For many GOP lawmakers, the campaign to protect Trump has effectively no limits.

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  11. rikyrah says:

    THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 1/3/18
    Book suggests new aspects of potential Trump obstruction case
    Rachel Maddow highlights excerpts in the new Michael Wolff book, Fire and Fury, that add details and possible new avenues of inquiry for potential obstruction of justice cases against the Trump team.

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  12. rikyrah says:

    THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 1/3/18
    Trump disregard for DoJ independence taints attorney appointment
    Barbara McQuade, former U.S. attorney, talks with Rachel Maddow about why it’s important for the Justice Department to maintain an ethical distance from the presidency.

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  15. rikyrah says:

    THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 1/3/18
    Blumenthal: Make Trump Jr, Fusion GPS testimony transcript public
    Senator Richard Blumenthal talks with Rachel Maddow about the growing pressure on Senate Judiciary chair Chuck Grassley to release the Fusion GPS testimony transcript to the public, as well as that of Donald Trump Jr.

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  16. rikyrah says:

    Anything he said about his employ in the White House, isn’t covered by NDA..

    BECAUSE HIS SALARY WAS BEING PAID FOR BY THE TAXPAYERS.

    PHUCK OUTTA HERE with the NDA

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    TRUMP VS. BANNON — THIS IS WAR
    Can you argue violation of non-disclosure statement if you also argue book is incorrect?

    President Donald Trump’s lawyer sent former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon a ‘cease and desist’ letter on Wednesday, accusing him of violating an agreement signed during the 2016 campaign that prevented him from disclosing confidential information or disparaging Trump and his family.

    The letter comes after excerpts of a forthcoming book by journalist Michael Wolff revealed that Bannon criticized Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., and son-in-law, Jared Kushner. According to the excerpts, Bannon referred to a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with Russian operatives arranged by Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. and son-in-law Jared Kushner as ‘treasonous’ and ‘unpatriotic.’ The White House disavowed the book, and Trump bashed Bannon in a forceful statement earlier Wednesday.

    The White House can’t argue simultaneously that the book is completely incorrect and Bannon violated a non-disclosure agreement. If he violated a non-disclosure agreement then something he said was right.

    https://www.politico.com/newsletters/playbook/2018/01/04/what-a-day-lawsuit-threats-flying-bannon-trump-relationship-set-aflame-mercers-kick-bannon-to-the-curb-thr-running-another-wolff-excerpt-today-bday-david-kihara-234712

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  17. rikyrah says:

    Those whining about Wolff’s ‘ journalistic integrity’ are mad:
    1. Because Wolff got there first
    2. Because Halpern is out..Wolff’s book will probably get the mini-series treatment.

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    • Ametia says:

      HA! Yep, Mark, the “sexual predator,” called PBO a ‘dick’ loses out big time.

      Now Wolf is bringing the trash out on the “pussy-grabbing, ORANGE POS #45 who is still in our WHITE HOUSE.

      KARMA, she always, ALWAYS comes for you.

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  18. rikyrah says:

    Second Excerpt of Book Coming Today
    January 4, 2018 at 7:37 am EST

    A second excerpt of Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House will be released today, according to CNN.

    The national news coverage of the book’s revelations — including shocking quotes from Steve Bannon — sent the book soaring on Amazon.com. By 3 p.m. ET, it was ranked #1 on the site’s best-selling books list. Twenty-four hours earlier, it had been ranked #48,449.

    Update: It’s up at the Hollywood Reporter:
    “You Can’t Make This S— Up”: My Year Inside Trump’s Insane White House

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/michael-wolff-my-insane-year-inside-trumps-white-house-1071504

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  19. rikyrah says:

    THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 1/3/18
    Rosenstein, McCabe meet with Ryan on Nunes, Russia investigation
    Rachel Maddow reports on a trip by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Andrew McCabe to the office of House Speaker Paul Ryan to discuss the Trump Russia investigation and House Intel chair Devin Nunes.

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  22. Look at this ISH, y’all

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  27. Looks like you had awesome fun, Ametia.

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  28. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Good Morning!

    Ametia, what great fun you had with your friends! I loved reading about your experience and learning about the existence of these group painting studios. I see that everyone had a chance to be creative!

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  29. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning Everyone 😄😄😄

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