Tadaa! I'm letting strangers see me draw them. In fact, it turns out most people like getting their portrait drawn. I met Amy at a combined meetup of my Crafting/Geek culture group, the 20 somethings, the 20-30 somethings, and the 'shy' group at the English Bay Beach. Combining the groups ended up being a good idea since you can be sure there will be good attendance. The conversation and the vibes were fun!
A bunch of us at work also make art together at the "Art Romp" organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery for industry staff. Raw Canvas coordinated the art making with all the supplies. They often do corporate team building exercises with art. Fab idea! It felt heavenly to paint after work and reminded me how relaxing it is. Plus * mega announcement * I used their acrylics without any negative results. Kroma Acrylics are made right on Granville Island. There you will find outdoor markets, art everywhere, Emily Carr University- Canada's top fine arts school imo, a Culinary Institute- so yummy food abounds (oh- you've GOT to try dehydrated okra), my yoga class overlooking the ocean, and plenty of summer magic.