“But unless we are creators we are not fully alive. What do I mean by creators? Not only artists, whose acts of creation are the obvious ones of working with paint of clay or words. Creativity is a way of living life, no matter our vocation or how we earn our living. Creativity is not limited to the arts, or having some kind of important career.” —Madeline L’Engle
So yesterday, I got to do a talk/workshop/event centered on the importance of creative practice in our lives. My good friend Christine was my wing-woman, whom I called regularly over the past month to run ideas by or get advice in the planning. It was really fun brainstorming with her, especially as we have talked about collaborating on something for years. I also had help on the day from some wonderful artists* that made the whole thing run so nicely. It was so great to be a part of a collective peacefulness as the women got into the flow. And the music, by Annie Rose and Isabelle, was of course fantastic.. I was given a generous “love offering” that blessed my socks off. Thank you to everyone who came, for being so openhearted and willing to play.
(Look how big Maisie is getting! Swoon!)
Thank you so much to Patti at San Clemente Art Supply—and to the helpful crew there. Thank you to Lisa, Traci, Tammy, Amber, Mom, Kirsten, Liz, Kelly, Helen, Karen, Lindsay, Hailey, Lucinda, Alexandra, and Lauren, Sue. See, its obvious you made it awesome.