Daniel and I have a hard time coming up with creative date ideas, so we usually just end up going out to eat, putting on our PJs, and watching a movie. There’s nothing wrong with that, but it’s not like we’re going to look back in twenty years and reminisce about one of the 1,000 times we ate and watched a movie together.
Over the weekend I was cleaning out my studio a bit, and I found a bunch of blank canvases. I decided that it would be fun to make a painting together. I chose three paint colors so we wouldn’t end up with a big rainbow-y mess, and we rotated the painting every 10 minutes or so to make sure we both worked on every part of the canvas. Considering that Daniel doesn’t have any painting experience, we only spent about an hour on this, and we did no planning whatsoever, I think it turned out surprisingly well! It was entertaining to see Daniel wielding an artist’s brush and worrying that our paint palette was “getting to be such a mess.”
We enjoyed ourselves, and it was a great way for me to loosen up for once and not stress about how the finished product would turn out. I definitely recommend doing this if you are itching for an out of the ordinary date night!