“It is a happy talent know how to play” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
I’m getting back to all the things I loved as a kid. Making art, colouring, drawing and dancing. And so an idea, budding for some time, finally came to fruition when we received an “I love My Neighbourhood Grant” from the City of Calgary. My friend and I organized an event called “Rhythm ‘n Glue” at our Community Association in Bankview – with 5 crafting stations and music to keep the art flowing and feet tapping. People of all ages came out and enjoyed an evening of art-making and creative expression.
And it got me thinking …why do we stop doing the things we love as kids? I know the obvious reasons, but once we push through the busyness and expectations that life demands of us an adult, it’s amazing how quickly the shoulders release, the brows unfurrow, the smiles return … when we reconnect with the crayon.
So when I was asked to be apart of an inspiring collective of women, to participate in a day of art-making at Wolf Willow Studio at the Spring Salon – I said yes 🙂 This Saturday, April 11 from 10 am to 4pm there will be collaborative art activities and mini classes so you will have an opportunity to try your hand at some new creative activities! There will be new work including gemstone jewellery, fine art, spring wreaths, metal art, up-cycled jewellery, custom blended herbals and more. And I will be there with Ansanm, the beautiful artwork made from recycled oil drums by artists in Haiti. The studio is located at 9 Spruce Centre SW in Calgary, near the Wildwoods Community Art Centre.
And here is how the Haitian art is made. You can read more about it here:
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