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paint the town

February 15, 2011

at the beginning of this year i received some discouraging news. the gallery that i was teaching classes at was closing. i was disappointed because i had just started to build a relationship with christine the owner. our first class was amazing and i was sad that this venue for teaching was coming to an end. i even had to refund two students.

paint the town

paint the town

well, there was a moment when i had a choice to make. i could just sit there feeling sorry for myself or i could look at it as an opportunity for something better. you see, there has been a store i have been wanting to approach for a while now and just never got the nerve up to do so. they have weekly painting parties and they have an amazing space. it is much larger than the gallery and set up just for painting classes.

paint the town

paint the town

so in that moment, i was really nervous about approaching this store. i am not sure why but i was. and i had to be persistent and keep calling until i found the person in charge. it was a lesson in discipline. and it was hard for me to promote myself. but after a lot of communication, i have started to build a relationship with the artist in charge of the painting parties.

this last weekend i was able to attend paint the town. bev is the artist who runs these classes.

paint the town

paint the town

it was a super fun evening filled with paintbrushes, groovin music, dancing and down right fun! bev has people come who have no experience painting and each person leaves with a fun canvas that they have painted themselves.

paint the town

paint the town

it turns out that bev will be opening her own store very shortly and it will be the perfect space for me to teach classes in. i am going to start doing two day workshops once a month. i think i will really love this format so much better.

i wish i could express how excited i am about this new opportunity. it is really going to be a much better opportunity for me. i can have so many more students and bev already has a lot of contacts for marketing.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 15, 2011 10:31 am

    Oh, that’s such good news, Wendy!! How’s Christine doing, btw?

  2. February 15, 2011 10:34 am

    That is awesome!!

  3. February 15, 2011 12:22 pm

    Wow, good on you for pushing yourself to contact her. And it worked out!! I am happy for you and proud too!

    • February 15, 2011 1:08 pm

      thanks so much kelly! i knew that i needed to do it in my heart and i am so glad that i did.

  4. joanne permalink
    February 16, 2011 1:34 am

    Wow, congratulations.It’s always that first step that is the hardest.

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