This is not really house-related, but it was such a cool experience that I had to share it! My girlfriends and I went to this place called Canvas Mixers, where you drink wine (or mimosas in my case) and a professional artist teaches you how to paint an actual painting. We all had to agree on one painting from their gallery online (we chose "Young Love" but I really want to do "Torso" if we do it again... take a look ;)). We had some cocktails while they got us set up, then we painted the picture in three stages. It took about 15 minutes to do the background. Then we chatted/ate/drank while the canvas dried and they set us up for the next stage, which was the tree trunk, branches and leaves. We took another short break, then did the final touches... the grass, the heart on the tree and some "highlights". It took about 3 hours from start to finish, including a good amount of socializing and goofing around.