So you know how paint nights are a thing?
Like, that thing where you gather somewhere, at a restaurant or a store or an actual studio, and you drink wine and paint recreations of Van Gogh’s The Starry Night or whatever. You’ve heard of this. Someone you know has done this and posted it to Facebook. Probably lots of someones you know—it seems like paint nights replaced coloring nights as the adult recreational activity of choice somewhere near mid-2016.
Well, get ready because yesterday I saw an ad for Plant Nite. Plant Nite is Paint Nite minus the paint but with plants. So instead of getting drunk and making a painting of a sunflower, you get drunk and make a little terrarium with succulents. Really! This is a real thing. And it actually happens here in Fresno and Clovis. You can buy tickets here if you want.
I feel like … is this cool? I’m not sure. But it seems someone has cracked the code (booze) in getting adults out of the house and doing something creative and that’s … good. That’s a good thing.
I wonder where it will go next. Terrarium building seems one step away from making 70s-style macrame wall hangings, which would be amazing. Friendship bracelets from the 90s could also be big. Braid Nite.
You know what? I support this. Go get your art on, or your terrarium on. I’ll be here with my string waiting to make a bracelet if anyone wants to join me (bring wine).
I love where I live, and I also love what I do. I'm lucky to be able to work in a profession in which I get to build relationships; one that has me meeting new people each and every day and helping them to build new lives in my beloved city. I'm lucky enough to work in a profession in which I can marry cutting-edge technologies and marketing techniques to good, old-fashioned, nose-to-the-grindstone work. I am lucky enough to work in a profession that allows me to work as an advocate for my clients; to use every tool at my disposal to get a job done well for them, and with as little stress and expense as possible.
I love my city. I love my job. One inspires my excellence for the other.
Fresno? I say FresYES