Ever felt a twinge of envy when someone boasts that they painted that picture on the wall themselves?
You can now be the source of envy, even if your previous attempts at art leaned more toward stick-figurism than impressionism.
Become an artist at Embellished on Fourth Avenue North, next to and taking the place of the former MKG Martial Arts. A ribbon-cutting was held Thursday by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce at the official grand opening.
Did we mention you can sip wine when working on your masterpiece?
The $40 fee includes the canvas, materials and instruction, as well as appetizers and the first drink.
Embellished’s slogan? “Paint a little. Wine a bit. Laugh a lot.”
“We had a so much fun at another location we thought our community would benefit from this type of business,” said Joan Reischling-Duce, co-owner with Katy Reischling, Jim Reischling, Shae Reischling and Ted Pringle. All live in Edmonds. “It’s so artsy here in Edmonds, so we thought, hey, we can do this.”
The Embellished experience takes between two to three hours. After picking a picture (the store has plenty to choose from), an instructor guides you through to the finished product. Painters are encouraged to embellish their artwork—hence the store’s title.
“We have a Seattle skyline to choose from,” said Reischling-Duce. “We’ve had people put in the (Pike Place) Market; someone put in the house downtown where they once lived.”
One creative painting used Vincent van Gogh's "The Starry Night" and embellished in with a ferry and downtown Edmonds.
“We had some people come back already,” Reischling-Duce. “After the first one, they say, oh, I can do that picture and that picture.”
Have you gone to Embellished? What did you think?