yeah, I’m crafty. with wine.

August 13, 2013 in Akron,cleveland,crafty,wine

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!

wine canvas 3

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.

wine canvas 1

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!

wine canvas 2

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??

 

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Amanda August 13, 2013 at 7:12 am

I’ve been wanting to go to one of those classes for months!!! My mom is going to start teaching me how to sew here soon so I can make some maternity clothes and clothes for our little one! I can’t wait, I have a little experience but I really want to learn more so I can save money and have a new hobby!

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Jessica @ Anchored in CLE August 13, 2013 at 1:31 pm

I have been wanting to do this for a while now… it looks so fun! I might need to pencil this in ASAP 🙂

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fizzgig August 13, 2013 at 8:57 pm

that’s an awesome painting! you did such a good job!

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