Wednesday, October 17, 2012

So Much To Do!!

....and so little time, as the saying goes.

Since I started seriously planning to go into business with my Mom last May I have tried hard to keep up with my blogging. I obviously see great value in using my blog as my family's record/journal/memoir and I have kept it up over the last 5 and a half years pretty well with some slower times here and there. This is just one of those slower times! When to squeeze it in???

As things have progressed with my business, its time demand has grown exponentially. But since we have "publicly announced" our plans (via facebook) I thought I would document the process here as least some.

In May, my mom and I decided we wanted to open a "Paint and Sip" studio. We had first heard of the idea a couple years ago when visiting my sister, Rachel, in Wichita. She had found one and attended several classes and it was so fun! The idea was brilliant as we had put on our own "art nights" over the years with our family and friends. Since researching for opening our own, I have found that they are downright popular and opening right and left all over the place. We are thrilled to be the first in Oly!
The idea is to sign up for a class via our website/calendar/online registration system (which is not ready to go yet!). Join us with your friends, date, etc. on the night you registered for and come prepared to have fun! We will have a wine bar with wine, beer and other non-alcoholic beverages for sale. At your seat you will have an easel with a blank 16X20 canvas, a jar of water, paint brushes and a palette. We will walk through the selected painting step-by-step until each person has completed their own! We will have light snacks and fun music and it will be a party. It is a perfect place for dates, girls nights out, private parties, kids birthdays....and the list goes on!

Last week, after a couple weeks of negotiating, we signed the lease on our space right in downtown Olympia. Olympia is pretty artsy and does fun things like First Friday and a couple Art Walks a year and we are so excited to be a part of it!

We have at least 4 weeks of projects to do before we can open our doors. The bathroom is getting remodeled, we are having a bar/registration counter built. We are painting the walls, building a stage, installing vinyl stickers to the back wall and front windows. We are hanging display bars, lights and other things from the walls. Not to mention PAINTING! We are coming up with all the classes ourselves and would welcome ideas on what YOU would want to paint!

I am still blogging! I know some of my long-distant family is looking for kid pictures often and I really do consider it a priority. So keep looking. Kid pictures coming soon! Until then. Here are some "before" pictures of the Studio.

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Jordan said...

woot woot. See you in a couple weeks to help out!

Anonymous said...

Remember, in Western Washington, fish sells.
Uncle Bubba

Krisy said...

Mom and I are so excited!