31 Oct A WEEKEND of sipping, painting and everything in between
Lagos is a city synonymous with traffic, flood, mad house agents, and everything in between. How does one unplug from all of these and just rest or have a good time?
It turns out that having the right circle can help you maximize your Lagos experience. Last week, my friend Nala hosted a sip and paint event.
Sip and paint is fast becoming popular in this city. I love that it can be infused into almost anything. It could be birthdays, team bonding or just a hangout.
She chose this cosy venue in a serene environment. We started with a lot of catching up since most of us were friends from secondary school.
In the beginning, we were each given a pastel, two brushes, white & blue colours, and water. The paints are water-based so it’s totally safe for pregnant women or people who react to acrylics.
Our task was to paint a blue sky and an aeroplane. The sky to show the sky was our steppingstone and the plane she said, represents our japa plans. Almost every young Nigerian is making a silent japa move. You will only find out when they post snow and jacket pictures.
Initially when we began to paint, I was feeling like a low budget Da Vinci or Madam Nike. You needed to see the way I was moving my brushes. Oshe!
It didn’t quite take long for us to finish. The gool is to finish and not perfection, right? We took turns laughing at each other’s painting. From my fat and shapeless plane to Chizo’s thunder protector plane. By the time we were done, we had each produced a masterpiece. Glory!
All the while, there was an ample supply of drinks, small chops, and cake.
The highlight wasn’t just painting but that we had an opportunity to relax, laugh, bond, and catch up with old friends some of whom I hadn’t seen since 2006.
At the end of the day, I nicknamed myself Chizzy Da Vinci.
If you want to reach out to Nala about helping you organize a sip and paint event, kindly send me a mail on firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy your weekend and don’t forget to relax, breath and laugh.