by Jocelyn Paige Kelly
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There are some places that are real gems.

I had a wonderful opportunity to participate as part of a Social Art Night series at GEM Studios here in Las Vegas. The event was open for anyone wanting to paint and socialize. People of all skill levels showed up and I was delighted to paint with professional artists alongside aspiring individuals such as myself. Inspiration was to be found throughout the whole night.

I felt at first like a diamond in the rough. More rough than diamond. By the end of the first night, I had created my first real painting in acrylic. It's inspired me to explore painting and art more and I'm so very grateful to Geneva Marquez for that inspiration and encouragement.

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The next time I went I worked on the painting just below to the left. It's still in progress, but I felt more confident, more grounded. It's a wonderful thing to create alongside other artists. If you ever get the chance, I highly recommend it. It really enhances a feeling of community and support.

 


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