Onyinye Ubah

The sip and paint concept has been alive for almost a decade in the United States. I have been to several sessions and really enjoyed the atmosphere and how therapeutic it is! During the covid-19 lockdown in Lagos, I began to visualise it.  The picture of the concept began to take a form and I began putting together something beneficial to help Nigeria and Nigerians in a time of distress.

Honestly, the reception to the idea of sip and paint was overwhelming. It felt like love at first sight. In the sense that the craft is inspiring and taps into a skill set most individuals are not aware they possess. The concept requires zero percent art experience but yet everyone walks away with a masterpiece they created. The joy of having created a masterpiece, despite being a novice in art is therapeutic.

In talking about the therapeutic side, I get to watch people express their emotions in their art works in a social way. It is stress-free. The ambience is calm and refreshing. At Sip and Paint, we offer sessions for 1-60 guests. Also, because of our flexibility, there is no rush. So, what I mean is that we are available at your convenience, Guest can pick their own date and time.

Though the business may seem young but I’ve had my own share of discouragement just like most businesses in Lagos. A key part that helps one to stay stable amidst the discouragement is to have a positive mindset and let things flow! The most interesting experience would definitely be a compilation of how guests view perspective. 

It’s quite a funny concept that all the drawings are so incredibly different even though each guest heard and saw the same thing.  The shock also from guests completing a masterpiece is very rewarding!

In the next couple of years, I see Sip and Paint NG being a household name.  

I see us becoming an obvious choice to do something relaxing and fun! 

I see us creating a community and uplifting people to create a masterpiece and believe they can do it! Whatever it means to them, as long as it puts a smile on their faces.  

I see us lifting up our community through art work! 

One of my favorite quotes by Tagore says Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.

It’s pretty much choosing positivity and deciding!

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