Sip back and relax: How painting can keep your stress level low.Let’s face it: sometimes, the best part of paint n’ sip is definitely the sipping. Sure, the painting part sounds good from afar as you make your way downtown. With your gal pals, your fresh mani-pedi and your sweet updo, you feel invincible.
But once you breeze through the Pinot’s Palette door and find your seat, the empty void of a blank canvass locks you in its stare, whispering, “I know your painting skills stopped improving in the 4th grade…Your sister lied, you did a terrible job redecorating the den…You have no artistic skills and I’m going to tell everyone…” Prompting you to vacate your seat and head straight for the bar. We see it all the time. ‘Sip’ should probably come before ‘paint’ in the ‘paint n’ sip’ equation.
As you and your posse slowly migrate back to your seats to confront your canvas, we get in position. An instructor directs your attention to the front of the room, and we get busy refilling your glass, patting your hand and fussing over your feelings:
“You’ll do great! It’s just for fun and this piece will look great in your bedroom.”
“Come on, you can do it! You already picked up a brush today – when you did your makeup! Everyone is already an artist.”
Before you know it, an hour has passed and you’ve crafted something unique and proved your worth as an artiste. And you. Feel. Great. There’s nothing quite like snatching your canvas from the easel, waving it around for pictures like a hostage and then tossing it in the back of your Uber like a mob boss. It can never talk smack about your fabulous décor and flawless wardrobe again.
It turns out there’s a scientific reason for this feeling of unparalleled triumph. According to a study published in the journal of Art Therapy, http://www.t...rt20/current, 45 minutes of creative activity is proven to decrease cortisol levels in your body, a hormone that increases the likelihood of stress. So Pinot’s Palette is not only catering to your emotional needs as we hold your hand and help you paint, but we are also catering to your physical needs!
There is also some science suggesting wine can benefit your body by lowering bad cholesterol, raising good cholesterol and maybe even reducing high blood pressure. Did we start these scientific rumors by paying off the right doctors? Maybe. Are you going to reserve another class with us or not?
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