I’ve mentioned before that I like to do things that bring me out of my comfort zone; things that challenge me.
And last week I did just that.
I had heard about these wine and canvas classes online somewhere. And, on a whim, I decided to sign myself and my aunt up for a class!
The classes are held at various restaurants in the Cleveland/Akron area (but can be found all over the country!) and their slogan is “A Painting Class With Cocktails!”
I was so nervous!! I’m not a painter, by any means!! The first thing I did when I sat down at my canvas was ask the ladies next to me “So, do you paint??” and their answer was “No! We’ve never done this before!”
HUUUUUGE sigh of relief! Ha!
The paint, the brushes, and the canvas had already been set out for us. The picture of what our final product
should would be was in front of us for our reference.
So we ordered our wine (yum! Malbec!) and followed the instructors step-by-step directions!
First the background; then the ‘swipes’; then the vase.
My favorite part? The flowers.
By that time I was on my second glass of wine and definitely feeling more comfortable with the creative process! I was all ‘Oh I totally got this just ‘swish swish swish‘ with the paint brush!’ Ha!
After the three hour class was over (seriously SO worth it), I was completely, completely, thrilled with my final product. I mean, I’m no Picasso, but I’m pretty happy with the outcome!
Obviously? Not perfect. But it was such an amazing experience. It was relaxing, fun, and completely therapeutic! I immediately went home and scheduled the next event. I cannot wait to sip wine and get creative!
What do you do to get out of your comfort zone and be creative??