I visited this place, www.youngfreestlouis.com, and found it's a space on the web reserved for 18-25 year olds. Now, some folks think I'm younger than my age and I'll never claim to be older than 29 in public (or sometimes for fun I claim to be 55, but that's a story for another post), but I am too old to share in the fun over at Young Free St. Louis. It does look like a neat, clicky kind of place, so by all means if you fall into this age range you should definitely check it out.
Recently I decided to pick up the paintbrush again. I'd heard about a painting situation called Painting with a Twist. Mostly I read about "parties" and assumed it was a play on the good old Tupperware thing where you gather willing friends and try to sell them stuff.
In 2007, at 43 and 58 years of age, Cathy Deano and Renee Maloney finally figured out what they wanted to do as grown ups. After opening four Corks 'n Canvas studios in Louisiana (the state- not the city in Missouri) they decided to package their nifty idea and sell it as the Painting with a Twist franchise. With 117 locations nationwide Cathy & Renee now spend their days telling the chef what to cook and the maid how to clean while they sip Community Coffee and plan elaborate dinner parties to celebrate it being Tuesday again.
Actually, the two fine southern ladies have backgrounds in fundraising so they created Painting with a Purpose which happens monthly at the studios in an effort to raise funds for various charities.