Over 50s Lifestyle Vlogcast

Finding Creativity, Purpose & Connection at a Pinot & Picasso Experience

May 6, 2024

We live in a busy everyday. And we believe people are yearning to connect with what truly matters. But the world has changed. And people want to find new ways of doing just that. Pinot & Picasso offer a new way to connect through a range of creative experiences. With no talent necessary, you can find yourself enjoying one of life’s simplest pleasures, painting, all while creating a piece of art. With 70+ locations across Australia and New Zealand, find your local studio and try something new, for you!

Pinot & Picasso Experience

In this episode of the Women Living Well After 50 Podcast my guests are Jess Smith and Pinot & Picasso Bendigo Franchisee, Rebecca Auld. We are discussing how to find creativity, purpose and connection at a Pinot & Picasso Experience.

This would be an ideal gift, especially as Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Pinot & Picasso | Australia’s #1 Paint and Sip Experience (pinotandpicasso.com.au)

Pinot & Picasso Experience 2

During the interview we discussed:

  • What a Pinot & Picasso Experience is
  • Why the Pinot & Picasso Experience is being regarded as a version of a book club
  • The ‘core message’ Talent is not required – this is an experience for anyone
  • The benefits of attending a P&P session.
  • How creativity relates to purpose and connection
  • Stories from clients and their experience

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Are you ready to unleash your creative self?

Sue Loncaric

Women Living Well After 50

Living Life Your Way


  • Reply Thistles and Kiwis May 6, 2024 at 13:00

    Looks like a lot of fun!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 9, 2024 at 08:31

      Yes, Barbara it does look like fun. I’ve not been but everyone I know who has attended similar events always speak highly of the fun they had. x

  • Reply Debbie May 6, 2024 at 18:57

    Such fun Sue, you always have such inspiring interviews! Thanks for sharing with us all. x

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 9, 2024 at 08:30

      It would be great to go together wouldn’t it? Pity we live so far away from each other. x

  • Reply marsha57 May 7, 2024 at 12:24

    I loved this podcast, Sue! I’ve done things similar to this and found I really enjoyed it. At first, I did have that nervousness of knowing I wasn’t a great painter. But, then you get into the moment, and it’s really fulfilling! I love how you end your podcasts, too.


    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 9, 2024 at 08:29

      Oh thank you, Marsha. I’m so pleased you enjoy the podcast. I try to bring variety and interesting topics for everyone. x

  • Reply Retirement Reflections May 8, 2024 at 05:18

    Hi, Sue – Debbie is spot on. Your interviews are incredibly inspiring. Pinot and Picasso — how fun is that!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 9, 2024 at 08:29

      You are very kind, Donna. I think Pinot and Picasso would be great fun. You will have to pop over so we can have a Stunners outing together. Can you imagine it? x

  • Reply Min Write of the Middle May 8, 2024 at 11:32

    Hi Sue, I’ve just watched/listened to your Podcast interview while I dried and styled my hair. So nice to meet (virtually) Jess and Rebecca. I think the Pinot and Picasso concept is a wonderful one! I’d love an outing like this with girlfriends. I’ve never been to anything like this but know a lot of friends who have and they’ve loved it. I think many are surprised at what they can produce and realise they’re more arty than they thought! It’s a great combination of things – creativity, bonding, sharing, relaxing – and we all need more of that don’t we?! Thanks for linking up with #WWWhimsy and best wishes for a fabulous week! xo

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 9, 2024 at 08:28

      Hi Min, it would be a wonderful outing I think because it would be fun, socialising and also being creative. I’m sure you would enjoy it. x

  • Reply Lydia C. Lee May 8, 2024 at 16:10

    I’ve done this – and life drawing. I’m a terrible drawer but I found the life drawing quite zen (though when the model came round I didn’t want to show her because I’d made her look terrible – ha!). The painting class we did was too slow, so after the break, a friend and I just finished the painting without instructions and left. (Even tho I’d organised it and left 8 other freinds behind…). I think I would have enjoyed it more with out the teacher dragging it out….I think it’s really important to have fun doing things, regardless of the result. It’s the enjoyment and the doing that matters (if you aren’t planing on selling them!) That quote is def for me with dance. I love to dance and i don’t care that I can’t do it, its how it makes me feel, which is great! Good post!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 9, 2024 at 08:28

      I love that quote, too, Lydia. I love to dance although I don’t do it as often as I would like these days. It’s all about feeling comfortable within yourself and not worrying about what others think. x

  • Reply Denyse Whelan May 8, 2024 at 19:16

    It’s good to know that you are sharing the stories to help others see they can be and are creative. I know there are quite a few people offering these kinds of fun ways to create and get together. Warm wishes. Denyse

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 9, 2024 at 08:26

      Hi Denyse, I’ve always wanted to go to one of these events and yes there are quite a few springing up in Brisbane at the moment. x

  • Reply Joanne May 9, 2024 at 03:43

    I’ve been to a few paint night classes; our local studio once did a mother/child session too where my son and I painted identical pictures. Another year I got my sister, mother in law, and mom passes for us all to go on Mother’s day. None of us loved our paintings when we were finished but we all have such wonderful memories of our experience together.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 9, 2024 at 08:25

      I’ve never attended an event like this and would like to, Joanne. I can’t draw very well but I’m sure it is more about having fun and connecting with others x

  • Reply Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid May 9, 2024 at 04:42

    I’ve done something similar to this and it was so much fun even though my finished piece was more eyesore than artwork! It’s a really fun and creative activity to do with friends – perfect for a special occasion or just because!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 9, 2024 at 08:24

      I have a voucher kindly gifted to me from Pinot & Picasso which I’m looking forward to using. x

  • Reply Wendy R Staton May 11, 2024 at 12:45

    I am no artist, but I did a few of these classes online during lockdown, and (believe it or not!) have the paintings hanging in my house! One is pretty sad, but the other isn’t half bad. 😂
    It’s been on my list to actually attend a few of these in person.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 13, 2024 at 11:13

      Hi Wendy, I’ve always wanted to attend one of these. Rachel and I will probably book in and I’m determined not to be too critical of myself LOL 🙂 x

  • Reply Gail Is This Mutton May 13, 2024 at 01:57

    This sounds brilliant fun! I wonder if there’s anything like it in the UK. Thanks for linking Sue and have a good week x

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 13, 2024 at 08:42

      Hi Gail, yes there is Pinot and Picasso in the UK. x

  • Reply KRaz May 18, 2024 at 09:14

    I did one with of a Starry Night by Van Gogh. It was so much fun and you get to meet others with similar interests!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 19, 2024 at 16:37

      Hi Kelly, I really must book into one as I’ve always wanted to do this. The Starry Night one would be lovely. Thanks for sharing x

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