This is my very first painting, ever.
This past Friday night ,I went to a TOMA girls night out at Uptown Art in Denville,and this is the picture we painted. I painted this one, but every one painted the same picture. I have to say it is a really fun night out, you can go on your own, with one or two friends or a large group like we did. You can bring snacks and drinks, yes the grown up type drinks are welcome, and they provide everything you need to paint . They supply the canvas the paint,brushes,and give you step by step instructions,so by the end of the evening,you have a finished picture to take home with you. I am pretty impressed with the final product everyone was able to produce. It was amazing to see how different everyone’s paintings cam out. We all got the same paint,brushes and instructions, but every picture was unique and beautiful in it’s own way.
We all had a good time, painting, eating, and drinking. The atmosphere was really laid back and they make the whole experience relaxing and fun. The instructor was up beat and very easy to follow, something I think is important when you want to keep things light and enjoyable. There were several built in breaks so you get time for munchies and the all important refill. I really love how easy they made it to follow along. Everyone left with a picture that looked pretty darn good, and like I said, I have never painted anything before and I felt good about what my painting looked like.
It’s definitely something I would suggest to someone, and I want to go and do it again. I think it is a wonderful gift idea for those who might be hard to shop for , a fun girls night out, birthday party, or mothers day gift. I would definitely like to take my kids, I think they would enjoy it, and actually I think my husband would like it as well. It ‘t not the same old happy hour or night at the bar. It provides a nice change of pace for a night out with friends. All and all it was a great new experience.
This year it is one of my goals to go out an do and try new things, and this fell right into that category. I’m not 100% sure what other new fun things I will be trying but I have a few ideas in mind and I will post when I do them. Life is short so get out there and do what you want to do, go where your want to go, and live the life you want to live, because no one else can do it for you.
It’s a new week , take advantage of it and make things happen.