I'm so not an artist, but I was last night.
After a few glasses of wine and great conversation with some fun girls, my paintbrush swished away and I created a masterpiece. Wink. Wink. Last night was media night at Bottle & Bottega in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago--an incredibly fun art studio where amateurs are encouraged to get tipsy and paint. I was invited, and I took along my friend Lindsey, who writes a great food blog. There were a handful of other bloggers and freelance writers and photographers there. We were guided by a real artist who clued us in on some techniques. We all created a piece using the same subject matter: a vase of flowers. Then, came the best part of the night when we painted portraits of each other. I painted Lindsey, who is a beautiful girl, but didn't look so charming in my rendition. Lindsey, however, is quite the artist. We topped off the night by taking pictures of ourselves with our artwork. What a fun night!