Cupid's Pulse Article: Date Idea: Make Your Love a MasterpieceCupid's Pulse Article: Date Idea: Make Your Love a Masterpiece

By Sarah Ribeiro & Melissa Lee

Get creative with your love this weekend: paint, sculpt, or throw some pottery and feel like an artist for the day. Make something with your sweetheart that the two of you will proud to show off to your family and friends. Try this unique date to tap into your inner creative genius and create a work of art that you and your love can keep as a memento of your time together.

If you’re looking to get in touch with your creative side, this weekend date idea is perfect for you and your partner!

First, pack up a picnic basket loaded with your favorite foods. Include finger foods that you can feed to each other, like berries, veggies or pretzels, as well as your honey’s favorite meal. Bring a bottle of wine and two glasses as well, then head up to the most scenic spot in your area. Scope out a high hill, a look-out point or a state or national park. Enjoy the sounds of nature around you or bring your iPod with you to play a soothing painting playlist. Examples of great relaxing music to spark creativity include Yanni, Pearl Jam, Pink Floyd, Adele, Animal Collective or classical and instrumental music.

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After you and your love have a romantic sunset picnic, set up an easel (or two) and try your hand at painting. Choose between painting your sweetheart or the landscape around you. Don’t be afraid to experiment with color and style. Be silly with one another – you can even try painting a caricature! You don’t have to be a great artist to enjoy being creative. Painting is a great way to unwind and relax on a quiet night with your love.

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Another way to get artsy is to head to your local art supply store or studio and register for a class. Most studio-based art classes offer deals for couples who register for classes, sometimes providing Date Night specials which include complimentary champagne. Pick something you and your partner have never done before: shops like Color Me Mine let you paint your own ceramics, or you can try making ceramics yourself. Glassblowing is also becoming incredibly popular and is showing up in more studios. Plus, you’ll get a professional product that you and your sweetheart can take home with you.

Have an idea for a crafty date? Share it in the comments below.