As you know, I am in Toronto for a short break before I have to start work in June. Anytime I come home, my sisters and I (as well as our friends) try to find something new to do. This time, we ended up going to this great little place on Queen Street called Paintlounge. It is a cozy little art studio and cafe that my sister, Vanessa, ran across. Paintlounge offers workshops for all skill levels, but we decided to go in for a freestyle session. We each received our own little canvas and had access to a number of acrylic paints and supplies, to help us get our inner Picasso on!
Free styling can definitely be a little bit intimidating, but they also have little booklets available with several photos for inspiration. Once we got started, I think we all kind of found our groove and it was a lot of fun. There was one couple in the studio painting before we arrived and they were very friendly. They guy actually offered to take a polaroid of the four of us painting (see below).
(My painting in progress)
(My nephew chillin by the window & waiting on us to finish)
Finally we were able to complete our mini masterpieces and I think they turned out quite well for our first times. I would definitely be interested in going back to this place.
P.S. I received the last of my final grades today and I actually managed to pull off a decent grade in Con Law. I was really scared for that class and had no clue as to how my grade would turn out. In the end, I completed my first year of law school with all A's and B's. Straight A's would have been nice, but still, I am proud of myself. I'm so happy to be done with 1L year and I cannot wait to see what 2L has in store for me!