Bottle & Bottega Fundraiser

Last night was my fundraiser at Bottle & Bottega South Loop. Despite my earlier stress, it was a success!


LET’S DO THIS!! We were all eager to see what Kelsey would create. Anne was eager to drink more wine.


Kelsey and Bethany hard at work. Anne’s painting (left) and mine in the foreground.


I caught you texting.


Genevieve had a good time!


My finished masterpiece


Thirsty Thursday


The whole group


The moment you’ve all been waiting for … Kelsey’s masterpiece. I really think she should sell this back to B&B, so they can recreate it in future classes.

So, thank you to everyone who came! Everyone seemed to have a good time (and liked their art) and I actually ended up making a little bit of money for the ACS – I’m donating my deposit, so I ended up making about what I expected (~$10 per person).

Weren’t able to attend? I’m doing a raffle later this month for Swirlgear, and Anne and I are co-hosting a fundraiser at Revolution Brewery in July. Or you can make a direct donation

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10 Comments on “Bottle & Bottega Fundraiser”

    1. Emily said the same thing about the smaller canvas. I have to agree! This was my third painting party, and I really like all of the ones I’ve done, but they do start to take up space.

  1. I agree on the smaller canvas, we’re almost totally out of wall space (and yet… keep buying posters).

    I had so much fun! I’m still amazed that they make it so easy to paint a decent picture, though obviously mine will never top Kelsey’s.

  2. That looks like so much fun! I really wanted to come but it’s hard for me on a week night (am I old or what?)! Glad you made money for your charity. Everyone did a great job on their painting!

  3. Ooo, I think you should raffle off Kelsey’s painting.

    So was everyone allowed to decide which size of canvas to use? That is nice! The smaller canvas is a cool idea. And smaller canvas = smaller errors/harder to see errors… err, maybe? 😉

    1. We all did the 10×10 canvas. I orginially was going to do the 16×20, but since I didn’t get enough people to sign up, going with the smaller canvas size was one way we reduced the overall cost of the event and thus I didn’t lose money.

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