On 30-31st July, last week, babalisme and refinery.id just hosted a watercolor workshop! I'm so excited, it's my first formal class! We decided on floral theme because it's highly demanded, and it's appropriate for both beginners and advanced painters. To make it more interesting, we're making a flower wreath, specifically!
I was overwhelmed with joy and bewilderment too, frankly, when just in a matter of minutes of the announcement going online, the seats went fully booked. Originally, we were set only on one date. We have to open up a second class due to high demand! I don't know how I feel, mostly amazement and gratitude, but also terrified. I was expecting a slower seat filling, I even thought that the class won't be fully booked and we would have a smaller more intimate class where I won't even have to leave my seat and speak with my daily talking volume. But it turned out huge!! What will this class become? What if I fail such enthusiasm, not being able to deliver what the class had expected?
Fortunately, all of the participants were so lovely and endearing, they were great listeners and students, they embraced my flaws, they laughed and they had fun! That's the most important thing! We had actual fun! I'm glad to know there are even a teacher, a doctor, mothers, a dress designer, young uns, and even men among the class! Men are such a rarity in a female driven subject such as flower wreaths... but well technically, there was one man, because the other was a young man, persuaded if not dragged along by his mom who is also joining the class. :D
What matters most is WE HAD FUN! I had fun, and I saw smiling faces and I hear laughter. We made new friends, we greeted our old acquaintances who unexpectedly know each other, and we came home as happy as we can be. Thank you all!
Here are some snapshots of the days and some of the participants' results!
I'd like to thank @refinery_id and @maubelajarapa for hosting the event, handling the promo and registration. Another round of applause for Glosis Resto Bandung for the venue and scrumptios meal, @ourcactus for an understated yet beautiful decoration, @madeiracookies @chiayo.id and @brown.id for goodie bag fillers, last but not least, @artemedia for the watercolor paint used in the workshop! You can find them all at instagram!