Look what we did! We went to a date night painting class on Monday at Spirited Art, which I’ve done several times by myself, but this was the first time Donnie had ever painted here. He had such a good time. We both did. It was maybe one of the most fun dates we’ve ever had.
It was funny, though, seeing how the other couples handled the whole “joint painting” project. Some couples took turns painting on each others canvas to make sure the styles and the techniques matched perfectly so the too paintings would look seamless next to each other. Then there were several, like us, who just tried to make them similar, but would not (COULD NOT) relinquish any sort of control to the other person.
I actually said early on, “We are not going to stress out about matching because I just want to paint my own painting.” Donnie and I are both control freaks, painting on each other’s works of art? NO-NO. And since we both paint differently, there was no way they were going to match perfectly. And we were perfectly okay with that. We did connect them for the trees, but we painted our own trees. They don’t look seamless, but they look great together and that worked for us.
We probably would have been better off with paintings designed to hang together, but not match perfectly. Then I wouldn’t have had to keep going, “Back away from the painting!” to my loving husband on Valentine’s Day. But even with my control-freak tendencies, it was still super-awesome.