Pinot's What?Pinot's What?
When Pinot's Palette first came on my radar as a way to fill the space we were already renting, I was pretty excited! We already owned a small business, so it couldn't be that hard, right? Yeah, well, that's a whole other blog lol!
Anyway, I had a phone conference with Pinot's HQ and liked what I heard, so I went down to Houston for "Discovery Day". It was more like Discovery Weekend, which was fine with me. It's cold in St. Louis in February! One thing they had us do was attend a class at a corporate-owned studio. Even though I went by myself, I had a great time (remember? Introvert to extrovert?). It was entertaining, I got wine, met some nice people. Nothing wrong here!
When I got back home, I thought my husband should go to a class to see what it's all about. So I signed us up for a Saturday afternoon class at a nearby studio. Now, his level of excitement at the prospect of having to paint a picture in a room full of women for 2 hours was considerably less that I had hoped it would be. First of all, he isn't the most creative person. Second, we weren't painting anything football related. The man will paint the heck out of a bedroom at the drop of a hat, but creating a picture had never been on his radar.
Anyway, we get our wine and off we go. It had started to snow shortly before we left for the 25 minute drive. By the time we got there, it was snowing pretty hard. With a forecast for up to 8" of snow. Now, in St. Louis, that could mean 8" of snow, or woops! It completely missed us! Looked like we were getting the 8". As we sipped on our vino before class started, it started getting really crowded. Instead of people skipping class because of the weather, the people who had signed up for the evening class started coming in and asking if they could join the earlier class. Which had already been sold out! It really says something to me that people weren’t willing to skip this event.
It was chaos! The staff was setting up additional tables and chairs, organizing where everyone would sit, getting out extra paint and supplies. And they were calm about it. No one was turned away. They were going to make this work! And they did! There was an air of excitement in the studio, like we were all in this snowstorm together! I loved it! So did the hubs.
The artists encourage you to be creative and make your painting your own. Well, he did. I loved it when they came around to check out how everyone was doing. This gal told the hubs how creative his was! So Impressionist-like! Dude. It's a lion. For our Granddaughter's bedroom. It looks the same right side up as upside down. (Note: yes, I know the pic is sideways, but you will quickly learn that computering isn't my best skill). But what is Pinot's Palette about? Having fun!! And taking home a scary lion painting I guess........ But he liked it enough to want to open one :) And there was wine!