Friday, September 20, 2013

let's talk about things that are old news.

So this week was my turn to plan date night and while I was searching for ideas of new and fun things to do, I ran across this website.
Needless to say, I was laughing in the ugliest-cackliest type of way. Maybe it was because I was tired, but then I re-read it today and still snorted of laughter.
Since none of these are viable options, the hunt continued.  I realized that all of the blogs that offer "100 Awesome Date Ideas!" are actually the worst. I have only had one date from one of those websites that I enjoyed. I enjoyed it so much that I thought I would share it, even though a majority of people already know about it.
So before I start, I have to say that this date night is only fun if both of you are pretty inadequate with any type of art form. For example, Codi Critchfield cannot do this date activity because she is way too talented therefore taking all of the fun out of it.
Supplies Needed:
-Two Canvases (We got 8x10 because I knew I was going to hang these up)
-Paint (We used Crayola Watercolor but they have a pack of oil paints for $4.00 at Walmart that would be better)
-Paint brushes
-Water cups
-Paper towels
Since we went out to sushi for dinner before this, we wanted to spend minimal money on supplies. Hobby Lobby had a 40% off coupon & you're an idiot if you don't use it each time you shop there that made it so everything was under $15.00.
Set up your painting space so that you can't see each other's picture. That's the fun way to do it. We sat on opposite ends of a couch which probably was risky with the paint but eh! I kept laughing my butt off and he kept making worried noises which made the anticipation all the better.
This was my rough sketch...remember I said you can't be artistically talented for this date night? I was not kidding.

The finished product. I included his Thai flag and his headphones to be funny. He thinks he looks like a terrorist. I think I was dead on.

Personally i'm appalled at my chin but other than that he did a great job.

It was a way awesome date night and took a couple of hours! We listened to music and talked while we were painting. It was awesome. I have the two paintings hung above my bed and even though some people think they are creepy I think they are hilarious and they will probably stay with us for a loooongg time. 
Ampersand: Wood Connection
Covered in washi tape from Willow Washi
So thanks, Pinterest, for one idea that we didn't completely hate.
Now we will go try "Pretend You're At A Movie Theater, At Home!" and pretend like we don't do that every single night. 

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