|Kate, Trish, Lisa & MJ|
Last week (Well, maybe a bit over a week ago), we had the privilege of going to a "Train the Trainer" workshop for all the Annie Sloan Paint Stockist & Mini-Stockist able to attend. "Stockist" (English term for folks who sell Annie Sloan Chalk Paint directly to the public in their cute little shops and boutiques) from all over the country met at Faux Works in High Point, NC where the classes were led by Barb Skivington and Lisa Rickert Jolie.
We had the opportunity to learn several techniques to pass along in our workshops... in other words to help educate our clients and customers in the wrongs-n-rights of how to paint & wax with Annie Sloan products properly. There are some truly GREAT bloggers and folks out there doing incredible jobs on their pieces (trust us, we happily blog hop through the day), but PLEASE make sure to check out your local Stockist to ensure you are applying ASCP properly. Annie wants to make sure everyone loves her products as much as we do and that you understand how to make your piece a valuable addition to your home and business for all to enjoy for years to come.
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We learned tips, tricks and techniques, but we also made connections and had the opportunity to meet other folks who had the same passions as us. We had the chance to help each other with business ideas of things that work, things that didn't work so well and were able to meet "in person" (which is rare, but still valuable in this day & age!). I wish I could name all the GREAT ladies that were met, but that's a whole post in itself!!!
Are you wondering where you too can purchase ASCP? Make sure to check out Lisa Rickert Jolie's site for a shop near you (in North America)!!! If you must order on-line, we understand... but Stockist & Mini-Stockist are popping all over the country every month, so look first then take a workshop to learn what all the hoopla is about!!! (It's worth a weekend drive or girls "get-a-way" to take a workshop...trust us, we did it before we began selling & teaching too) Think you've got what it takes to open a store if there's not one in your vicinity...Check out Lisa's information on this as well!
Barb did a FINE job (for TWO days mind you) of teaching the class, keeping Chatty Cathy's at bay and sharing her knowledge and love for painting. Lisa was able to interject and let us know of all the rules and regulation (we as business owners) needed to know, give us the "scoop" on what's coming next from Annie Sloan Products coming to the states ::GIDDY::, to educate us how to help run our businesses (because Lisa is one super savvy business women herself) and to share the love of this incredibly unique company & all it has to offer!!!
And yes... a bit of funny from our favorite camera junkie (MJ smiling) and our lovely Kate from Total Bliss. For those of you who aren't aware, Total Bliss is located in Summerfield NC where MJ & Trish a.k.a. "Hueology" help Nancy & Kate teach their workshops, sell their paints and share our love of Annie as well :)