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Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

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Quotes to live by...

They say marriages are made in Heaven. But so is thunder and lightning.

...Clint Eastwood

Category: Quotes to Live By

The Office Building and Trivia Night! September 26th!

Test your superior brain power in our Office Trivia game and you might win a coveted "Dundie"!

You can also have a Private Paint Party with us and choose any painting g(including this one!) from our library of over 7,000 images!!

Category: Art Spotlights


Category: All Smiles

The Benefits of Creativity!!

The Benefits of Creativity!


We love this! Check out this article, 'Five Great Mental Health Benefits of Art'

When it comes to art, there's no secret that it certainly has its share of misconceptions. Some people feel that in order to consider yourself a real artist, you have to create something such as a sculpture or painting, while others believe that you either are or are not born with talent. However, every one of us are born with the desire and ability to express ourselves, and art is a wonderful way to achieve this, especially in terms of our mental health.

 Here are five of the best mental health benefits of art.

 Art Relieves Stress

Drawing, sculpting, painting, etc. are great ways to lower your overall stress levels and make you feel much better mentally. Essentially, it provides a distraction that will give your brain a much-needed break from all of your usual ways of thinking. Perhaps one of the most popular artistic stress relievers, especially nowadays, is coloring books, many of which have been created specifically with stress relief in mind.

 Art Helps To Encourage Creative Thinking

As opposed to math, art doesn't require any kind of a correct answer. Instead, you can come up with your own type of solution and further stimulate your brain with this type of creative thinking. This is especially the case since you will be able to use both hemispheres of your brain.

 Art Helps To Boost Self-Esteem and Offer a Sense of Accomplishment

Similar to hanging a child's artwork somewhere can boost their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment, doing the same with your own artwork can create the same type of effect. Even better is the fact that you don't have to create something that looks absolutely perfect in order to obtain these feelings, and it doesn't even matter what type of art you create, whether its drawing, photography, or even knitting.

 Art Encourages Brain Activity

Whenever you engage in any kind of a new activity, your brain begins working to create connections between all of your different brain cells. In terms of creating art, this helps to stimulate all sorts of connections between various portions of your brain itself.

 Art Improves the Overall Quality of Life in Dementia Patients

Art has been shown to enhance factors such as memory and cognitive abilities, especially in those who suffer from serious mental disorders such as dementia. While it's been shown that different types of drug treatments generally don't work very well in these individuals, creating art provides a great sense of pleasure for them. This is because it has been shown to greatly improve their self-esteem and social behavior, as well as reduce various psychiatric symptoms associated with their disorder.

Category: Spreading Good

Melt in your Mouth Chicken

Category: Delicious Recipes

Quotes to live by....

"Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me."

....Carol Burnett

Category: Quotes to Live By

Jana Konkel




Jana is a primarily self-taught local artist. After a break to further a secondary career in pastry and cake decorating, she is back to her lifelong passion in the field of fine art. Her art primarily focuses on fantasy themes while working in a variety of mixed media ranging from pencils, markers, inks, acrylics, watercolors, clay, and (on occasion) digital. She is inspired by and adores all things Jim Henson, Disney, cartoons and anime, comics and manga, nature, animals, fantasy, sci-fi, unicorns, tea and her corgi Gambit. Jana is currently working towards her goal of a full time career as a freelance commission artist alongside her much loved position as an instructor at Fort Walton Beach PWAT. If you are interested in custom sculptures or art or would like to show your support, you can find her work on Instagram @Kinokocha Twitter @Kinoko_cha Facebook Email

Category: Artist Profiles

30 Do it yourself projects...

A lot of these look like a lot of fun!  Checkout these DIY projects!!

Category: Decor and Design

Art Therapy!

Who benefits from art therapy? Art therapy can be done individually or in groups. It is beneficial for people of all ages, from young kids to elderly. Art therapy can help people who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, children with learning abilities and individuals who are depressed. A person is not required to be good at art to benefit from this program.

Category: All Smiles

Creamy Garlic Chicken...

We tried this one out recently and we are happy we did!  Creamy Garlic Chicken!

Category: Delicious Recipes

Small Business of the Year!

Oh yeah...did we mention that we were named "Small Business of the Year" by the Greater FWB Chamber of Commerce?  It's true!  They recognized us for our community outreach and FUNdraisers and Chamber involvement.  We are so honored to accept this knowing all of the vibrant and dynamic businesses in this city.  WOW!  There are a lot of places to go for Date Night or a Girls Night Out, and we are glad to see you come through our doors.  Pick up a bottle of your favorite wine, a few beers or mix your own drinks here at our licensed BYOB facility and find out what we are all, fun, fun!

Category: All Smiles

Offsite Parties!

Since the time we opened in May of 2016 we probably did 5 offsite parties at different locations around the area...during the month of September 2018 we are scheduled for 5 offsites.  So word is spreading that you can Paint and Sip at your place.  Pop open your favorite Pinot and let us bring the party to you.  Call us up to find out more about this fun option for you and your friends!

Category: Event Highlight