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Lumelle Second Hosted Event – Painting Party

“When I paint, I never think of selling. People simply fail to understand that we paint in order to experiment and to develop ourselves as we strive for greater heights.” Eduard Munch

A fitting quote for the second Lumelle hosted event, a painting party where we attempted to re-create Eduard Munch’s The Scream.

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(My final work, and the real deal to the right. Pretty similar, ey?)

The Lumelles and I gathered in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (read: the cultural epicenter).

Saturday (March 15, 2014) happened to be a special day for me; it marked my one year anniversary from quitting my job and focusing on Lumelle. It was quite overwhelming (in a good way) to see all the Lumelles who gathered to paint, socialize, and make new friends, when Lumelle was only an idea a year ago.

Ok. Nostalgia is over. Moving on to the important stuff.

We introduced ourselves, shared a little bit of our story, wrapped our fancy Saturday clothes in aprons, and took our seats.
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At first, we felt a like fish in the bowl, as passersby would peek in to watch us painting. But, by the 10th person, we were used to it. A documentary photographer popped by to take a few pictures of us. We thought it was the Humans of NY guy, but alas, we were wrong.

It was SO cool to recreate something that has a place in history. And there were really cool steps to starting our masterpiece (or our version of this masterpiece).

Step 1: Outline the image. Note, this is much more difficult than it looks. Flashbacks to kindergarten art class are natural.
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Step 2: Paint inside the lines.
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Step 3: Add layers to make it look Munchy.
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Step 4: Pose with your portrait and your fellow bestie.
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We were windswept by our paintings.
Step 5: Repeat with a new painting, and your newly made friends.

In true friendship form, I gave my painting to my friend (because The Scream happens to be her fave, and I knew it would mean the world to her). Here it is, proudly sitting on her window sill.
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And here I am with my friend. Remember, friendship comes in all shapes and sizes, and there is no age limit on trust and understanding, two of the important pillars of friendship.
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Want to paint something with a friend(s)? Then, stop waiting and living vicariously through the Lumelles. Join the Lumelle community for free today.

Friends make life MORE fun!

Nermin

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