Crafty types tend to talk of Austin, Boston, Portland or New York, but Pinspiration brings the first and only collaboration of community and creativity to High Street in North Phoenix this February!
When people hear about Pinspiration, a new Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Arts and Crafts Studio/Wine Bar in Phoenix, the reaction is enthusiasm… and a bit of nervousness. “I’m just not creative” some lament. Pinspiration’s owner, Brooke Roe, contends that, in her studio, “Everyone is an artist.”
“Everyone is an artist.”
Pinspiration offers both open-ended and tutorial-led art experiences in a supportive, playful venue. “DIYers are brave. The tutorials help people develop the confidence to try something new and continue creating. Not only do our customers learn to accept the inevitability of mistakes, they welcome them as sources of inspiration and opportunities to learn. They’re often surprised at just how great their projects turn out!”
According to Mark Frauenfelder, editor-in-chief of Make Magazine, there are benefits to gain from having the “courage to screw up”:
- A deeper connection. When we make things that reflect our taste and personality, we share a connection with them every time we use them. We appreciate those items more than store-bought things. This is why hand-made gifts are so cherished. You are sharing a part of yourself with the recipient of your gift. They value the time and effort you put into making something for them.
- An appreciation for the things you have and the systems that make it possible. The flip side to enjoying the things you make yourself is discovering how challenging and time-consuming it can be to make them. It takes me hours to whittle one cooking spoon, and while it’s enjoyable, I can’t imagine making all of our family’s cooking implements this way. Now, I pay more attention to the things I buy, and I appreciate them more than before.
- An opportunity to use your hands and your brain. People learn faster from “hands-on” experience than they do watching someone else do something. When people engage in DIY activities like knitting, their heart rate and blood pressure go down. We are tool-using animals and our bodies feel better when we’ve got tools in our hands.
- A connection to other people. Even though time is our most precious resource, DIYers seem happy to give their own time to people who seek their knowledge.
Creativity is expressed in countless ways around us each day. When we give ourselves the time and patience to pay attention to these opportunities, we become truly brave. We invite you, no we dare you, to come to Pinspiration and give DIY a try!
Opening this February on High Street in North Phoenix, Pinspiration is conveniently located on High Street, nestled between Mojo Yogurt and AZ Body Mechanics. Find them at:
5410 E High Street, Ste 105
Phoenix, AZ 85054