'I knew that I liked painting. What I didn't realise was how much I liked other people painting, seeing the joy and excitement as they realise that they can create.' Hilary, owner of Cork & Chrome, a paint and sip studio in South Brisbane has seen office workers, first dates, solo lapsers, serial attempters, hen parties, holiday makers and all visit the audio to paint and be inspired - regardless of what they sip. All around the room are the fruits of the guided sessions, and they also offer the space for people to come in and just let go on the canvas. All equipment is provided, you just bring yourself, something to sip, and the desire to surprise yourself. No pretensions, it's all about having fun and seeing what you make. It's not something that people often allow themselves to do, just paint and see, which is why places like this are thriving - a legitimate space in which to do something often considered a childish indulgence. Which is a shame, but if Cork & Chroma can trigger a little of the artist in everyone who enters, success is theirs.