Tiffany Ceri and Lara Goodison
Brush and Bubbles - a relaxed canvas painting class with step by step guidance, accompanied by a delicious glass of bubbly - arrived in Cardiff this Christmas.
Brush and Bubbles is the brainchild of Tiffany Ceri and Lara Goodison - both actresses and now self-proclaimed 'girl bosses'.
Tiffany, who is from Cardiff, says the idea for the fun business came along quite bizarrely. She said: "We were at dinner one night talking about dreams and ambitions and about how we wanted to create something that we could be proud of.
"Working as actors, the jobs are sporadic and neither of us had a big pool of savings to invest into the initial set up of the company.
“We used what we had, mixed it with a lot of passion and enthusiasm and the belief that we were on to something great."
Tiffany and Lara became friends after meeting at an audition in Liverpool where they spent the day together then got on the train back to London, where they both live now.
"We both just got on so well immediately, and it felt like we'd known each other forever," Tiffany explains.
Cut to three years later and the girls are enjoying the 'awesome' journey of creating a business from scratch.
"We research things, read books, use Google A LOT and are learning so many new skills and ideas. We've definitely made mistakes along the way; nothing too drastic yet, (touch wood!) and we're embracing all the challenges and learning very very quickly."
During the class, attendees learn to paint with Lara's direction as she takes you through easy to follow instructions to create your own masterpiece.
Tiffany is on hand at all times to deliver prosecco, top up paints and provide all other art equipment needed during the session. She is also keen to reassure those who feel they are 'not good at painting' as she too thought that. But she has now taken it up as a hobby and insists that she is improving every time with Lara's 'excellent teaching'.
The girls ensure that they create new paintings for each session meaning people are met with a 'surprise' whenever they come to a Brush and Bubbles event.
"We have lots of different people come along to our classes, and they have been able to enjoy and celebrate different occasions with them including surprise birthdays, hen parties and wedding anniversary celebrations.
“We have had over 300 happy Bubblers leave with their original canvas painting in our first six months of business, and we're hoping to have lots more in the next year," says Lara.
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