Creating a masterwork of art can be like wandering through a maze: after a lengthy period of reflection and contemplation, you’ll still probably starve. Appreciate the figurative risks and transcendent joys of artistic creativity with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of gifts, jewelry, classes, and more at Pickled Tink and Artistree Studio and Boutique on East Taylor Street.
Pickled Tink's store boasts a dizzyingly diverse collection of hip artisanal and vintage wares for body and home, and it also offers a potpourri of crafting workshops. The boutique, which recently merged with local art-scene favorite ArtisTree studio, overflows with day-brightening goods such as vintage dishtowels ($9–$12), aprons ($20–$30), handmade jewelry ($10–$30), glass flowers ($20–$60), and romantic Amy Butler fabrics, among scores of handcrafted and repurposed finds.
Well-known national and regional artists like Nancy Nelson of ArtisTree and craft writer Ruth Rae impart their DIY wisdom in a bevy of small group classes. Past favorites include felted flower classes ($25) and vintage earring-making classes ($30), which give students the skills to produce chic, kill-proof florals and baubles. Nostalgic customers can try the altered bottles class ($45), at which treasured photos and small keepsakes team up to form an heirloom of unstoppable poignancy. Pickled Tink's pink and white doors are open Thursday–Saturday, and classes are offered on a varying schedule.