Sunday, January 15, 2012

2011 Create with K8

Many of you know that I'm addicted to art retreats.  I love participating in art activities, exploring photography, and being surrounded by other creative souls.  But one thing I always find myself saying when I'm at these retreats is, "I wish the ladies back home were here"...or "so and so would love this"...or "why don't I do this more often?"

So in 2011 I decided to bring the art retreat to me!  One Sunday afternoon out of each month, "the girls" gathered at my house for a creative adventure.  People came when they could make it; it was a no pressure, no experience needed kind of thing.  We did everything from rock painting to xmas tree decorations...but the end result wasn't the important thing.  It was about creating, it was about community...and turning a dream of mine into reality!

In honour of each and every one that joined me along the way - and to all those that really wanted to come but just couldn't get the stars to aline - I put together this little video of the monthly projects.  I hope the rest of you will enjoy it as well!

And now, on to 2012 dreams.  What are you dreaming about?

17 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed doing the Create wit K8! Wished I could've gone to more:( Thank you!

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    1. oh well, we'll create more in the future. :)

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  2. Kate, I love this. You created the community that you wanted and made a dream come true. It is so inspiring to me. I want to work on something similar this year (not creative adventure specifically, but similar in the idea of community) and I will remember you as I scheme.

    Thank you.

    Here's to another year of dreams come true for you.

    xoxo

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    1. you're a sweetheart - same to you Elizabeth!

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  3. love the video. community makes it all worth. I love connecting to other artists and playing around with projects.

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    1. Thanks Michelle! Isn't it fun? :)

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  4. What an inspiration! The video was really heart warming to see all your friends who participated with you. Your blog message seemed to be spot on with who you are.

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    1. Thanks so much Teresa! Thanks for stopping by! I just realized that I have a reply feature on my blog...oh boy...so much to learn. :)

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  5. oh how I love this. What a great idea and what a beautiful video. So inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing.

    P.S. How did you make that video ~ it came out so awesome

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    1. Oh, this is so fabulous!! And documenting it all in a video.... brilliant, my dear!!

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    2. yes, gotta love iPhoto! :)

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  6. I love your name AND your blog! I want to join your monthly group!!! You all made some beautiful things. I found you through Kim Klassen's Beyond Layers class. It's going to be a great year!

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  7. Hey! I love your golden space here
    and the art community vibe....stirs
    my creative juices just wandering around
    here:)
    beautiful.
    and that Sunday sweetness sends fresh breeze
    to my wishing for such a thing
    here and now.
    Thanks for the inspire,
    Jennifer

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  8. Lovely space. I'm sure you will find yourself surrounded by reative people at BBTL! Hope you are enjoying, Belinda

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    1. Thanks Kate, Jennifer & Belinda - appreciate your comments! :)

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