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Thursday, 5 December 2019

I tried something new tonight and really enjoyed it!

CBC Ottawa held a few creative events leading up to their upcoming #CBCProjectGive taking place at the National Arts Centre on Friday, 13 December. Project Give is a day long event to raise much needed funds for the Ottawa Food Bank.

The event I attended was a watercolour painting workshop by artist/instructor Andrea Noriega (@watercolour613) held at Equator Coffee in Westboro.

It was well organized, easy to follow for any level of artistic ability and lots of fun! Everyone was in good spirits and I met some lovely people.

We painted a wreath with an apple. The apple is the foodbank’s logo. I was inspired by the project – the workshop fees were donations to the foodbank – so added text to the center of my wreath: Giving is Receiving. Which it really is when you think about it. We get so much in return when we give to others.

Watercolour painting of a wreath with gold lettering in the centre: Giving is receiving
339/365 Painting of the day, 5 December 2019, © WQuinn

Author holding painting in front of CBC Ottawa sign

On the way home, the Christmas lights across Canada were on, having been lit tonight. I took a detour, following Confederation Boulevard to admire the lights. I even stopped at Jacques Cartier park to take pictures with my phone!

Blue and Green lights decorate three trees along the road
Christmas lights at Jacques Cartier park, 5 December 2019, © WQuinn

Tonight’s photo is tonight’s painting…a work in progress.

Watercolour palette, practice sheet and paints
339/366 Photo of the day, 5 December 2019, © WQuinn

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