Recently, I had the opportunity to practice what I preach and try something new.
Growing up, I was always awful at painting and drawing. One of my most vivid childhood memories is being in art class in elementary school and failing miserable on whatever project of the week we were working on. Whether it was painting, paper mache or drawing, I could never get it right. As I got older it led to me just telling myself "I wasn't good at art" and naturally, I focused on the digital side of the creative world. (You know things like photography, graphic design, etc.).
However, a few weeks ago, a blogger group (Dallas Blogger Babes) I am apart of reached out to me and asked if I wanted to join them for an Intro to Watercolor class being taught by Alex's Garden Studio 🎨.
My first instinct was "psssh! ha - no!" but after giving it some thought and being influenced by a margarita or two, I thought what the heck. I may not be good but at least I can hang out with some of my fellow bloggers and have some Saturday afternoon girl time.
We met for a two hour class at Mudleaf Coffee in Plano. The class included a cup of coffee (or beverage of choice), all of the supplies needed to complete a tutorial and 5x3 stenciled design. Alex taught us the basics step by step including various brush stroke techniques, how to blend and layer. If you are interested in taking a class, you can find more information here.
I was 100% out of my comfort zone but it turned out I did pretty decent and had so much fun!😌 Check out the finished product below and email me to place your bids. ( LOL! )
Okay but seriously, I may never be Picasso but it felt good to challenge myself to something different and be out of my head for a few hours. It just may be a new hobby... 😉
When was the last time you tried something new?