This has been an exciting few days at Ree Art Studio — a fulfillment of many, many hours of planning, purchasing and pARTy planning. My first session of Ree's painting pARTies held last Friday, March 28, was, in my mind, a smashing success. Why? Because the people who came had a great time and they created a surprising array of inventive, unique paintings based on one image as you can see by this photo. Best of all, they left with new friends. Including me. It felt so good to meet this goal but it was also invigorating doing the work to get it done.