May 28, 2017
I’ve always been frustrated because I have no talent (not self-pity, but this is sadly true)–or at least there’s nothing I excel at. I can sing and dance, and I used to draw and/or design… But I’m not great in any of those.
When we arrived at Sip and Gogh (as in Vincent Van Gogh, witty!) Ayala Heights, I was both excited and scared. It was exciting since Marvin and I rarely do other activities besides the usual movie and dinner dates. Scared because like what I mentioned, I have no talent whatsoever.
It was so hot that day and we almost backed out but I’m glad we didn’t! I made no appointments prior to this so I was praying that there were still slots left. Good thing it wasn’t fully booked when we got there. The activity lasts for 3 hours and luckily, we arrived before 5 in the afternoon because the next session would be 8pm-11pm already.
Because I am that predictable, I looked for paintings where pink is the main theme. I didn’t find any except cherry blossoms-themed artworks. After going through everything, I found the perfect one for me.
I’m obviously copying the design in the background– that one’s more pink while mine is more violet. I have my own version, so… Ssssshhh 😛
Panicking and struggling. I haven’t painted the cat yet!
Tada! I’m proud mine turned out pretty well 🙂 Right? Riiiiight?
When I arrived home, I proudly showed this to my family and they were a bit shocked (which is a good thing, yeah?) that I painted this. I looked for a blank wall and tried to hang my painting. My Mom, being the savage that she is:
Me: So Ma… San po natin ‘to ididisplay sa bahay? (HAHAHAHA SORRY NA)
Mommy Rina: Ay, wag diyan! (sa sala) Sana ginawa mo yung sa Korea!
Me: Cherry blossoms? Yan nga po yun, gabi lang!
Mommy: Ah talaga ba? E yan ba yung sa Bohol?
Me: TARSIER?!?!?! Grabe pusa po kasi yan HUHUHUHU ???
Anyway, ang chaka ng signature ko. Ang hirap magsulat gamit brush, no.
Grabbed this picture from their facebook page so you can imagine the set-up 🙂
There was a newly-engaged couple who painted with us. The groom painted the bride and the bride painted a caricature of the groom. They were assisted by the Sip and Gogh staff but they were not allowed to see the paintings while they were doing it. It was super cute and they looked like they had loads of fun as well. You may view the gallery here! 🙂
I hope that through this post, you will be convinced and try to paint. It’s a fun activity whether you’re with friends, your boyfriends/girlfriends, or even with kids! There were kids with us and some of them had better paintings than the adults, lol. Beginners are very much welcome!
As for the price, it’s Php 1,000 per person 🙂 Pretty expensive but totally worth it! It’s like you bought a painting but you actually painted it yourself. Bragging rights! 😀 I’d come back for sure because there are still so many designs I want to try next~ Ha.
Sip & Gogh Ayala Heights https://www.facebook.com/pg/SipAndGogh/ Capitol Hills Dr, Matandang Balara, Quezon City, Metro Manila (02) 961 1248 Schedule: Monday (closed); Tuesday - Friday (4PM-11PM); Saturday - Sunday (10AM-11PM)