It’s been almost a week and three days since I last updated our blog. Anyway, with work and school and all the other stuff and fun activities that I want to do lining my calendar for the coming months. We tried out something new again and this time it’s one in the name of art.
I have always wanted to paint and play with colors, much more make my own masterpiece from a blank canvass just like an “art genius” or a much esteemed painter. However, I wasn’t gifted with that kind of talent so I guess we just have to make do of what God bestowed unto us and develop our God given gifts to our fullest potential.
My Mom and sister heard about this new joint along Capitol Hills Drive in Quezon City. Since it was just a few minutes drive from our place we decided to give it a try and register into this fun and art brimming activity for a change. Pat came in to our place since I was feeling quite under the weather lately and brought me some Hot Ramen and also some Vegetable Rolls to cheer me up. (He always seem to know what makes me tick, for some uncanny reason. Thanks Babe! ).
So moving on, we drove in two separate cars convoying each other since I rode with Pat and my sister rode in my Mom’s car going to the venue. When I first saw the place from the outside, I was ecstatic! A lot of paintings lined the walls of the homey place and there was a counter to our far left which served our “mini snacks and our thirst quenchers”. You can choose from their wines (red or white), their fruit juices and punches, their iced tea and also their pot of hot chamomile tea which can soothe your nerves and help you relax and focus more on the session. Mom and Pat had their fair share of Red Wine and I had an Iced Tea and also a hot pot of tea while my sister partook in their four seasons juice. Their “finger dishes” or “mini snacks” were made up of some chips, some grapes, an olive and some crackers with toppings.
You get to choose the painting that you want to imitate, at first I was quite dubious on whether I can paint the masterpiece I choose since I wasn’t born an artist or had any formal painting and art lessons. Their instructors were really hands on and very patient towards us. They even assisted me from the drafting of my painting to the execution of the strokes to the canvas to the final touches of my chosen artwork.
I took a couple of photos along the course of the painting session, good thing the instructors were very patient with us and did not appear to be irritated by my going around once in a while taking shots at what Mom, Sis and Pat are doing and how are they going about in their own chosen artworks.
After almost 2 hours and 30 minutes of painting and coloring our canvasses we were able to finally pull everything off! 🙂 Whohoo! 🙂 Three cheers for us! 🙂 Mom made us choose the paintings which hold meaning to us or can have an implication in our lives. Mom chose the one with the bridge since she believes that her ultimate mission in life is to bring us across to the fulfillment of our goals and dreams. I didn’t quite catch on why my sister chose her painting, Pat on the other hand chose his since to reminds him of a familiar poem close to his heart since he was young where there were 2 roads and where he took the road less traveled and he couldn’t be happier with his decision. Mine was obviously a painting of the Cherry Blossom trees in Japan since I would love to go there someday soon I hope.
Our Sip and Gogh experience brought out our ‘artistic side’ it was a great bonding experience for the family and we all went home lugging along our own personally crafted paintings. Below are our very own artworks after the almost 3 hour painting lessons. We will definitely come back again! 😛 Keep up the great customer service wherein our instructors were very keen on responding to our needs and requests and the staff was very friendly.