People, I made art. And I don’t hate it. I might hang it up in my house. This is a big deal.
So, originally I had put “take an art class” on my goal list as a way for me to take a formal set of classes and maybe learn a skill– and I may still do that sometime. Wine & Design was not that, but I think it still counts, especially since I ended up with a piece of art done completely by me– that I don’t hate.
I found Wine & Design through a Living Social deal– $17 for a normally $35 evening of making art and drinking. You provide your own wine, they provide everything else. It’s totally fun.
You begin by picking a date based on what you want to paint. Everyone paints the same thing. I chose Van Gogh’s almond blossoms, and then begged and pleaded my Twitter followers to come along with me. The fabulous Mari Freeman stepped up!
The hardest part of the whole process, I think, was starting. I was deathly afraid that I would mess something up. It’s paint! And canvas! And I have never painted on canvas in my life! This is where the wine came in. One or two glasses of Pinot Grigio in and I was raring to go.
Mari and I chatted and drank and painted, and two hours later, we were the proud artists of two similar but distinctly different paintings.
Great evening, lots of fun, and I recommend it if you have such a place in your area! I’m sure I will be going back again.