What we're up to around here

Is it really December? I am truly amazed. A year ago, we were madly getting the studio ready to open Createful in January—and here we are being Createful every week!  

It has been a great, great year. So much creativity and art-making has come to pass—so many creative people have walked through those doors!  I love what happens here in our small studio. 

Whether for classes or workshops or our weekly art groups, brave, slightly wild-eyed people rush in the door.

It takes determination (and wisdom) to wrest time from full jobs, busy homes and complex lives to carve out creative time for ourselves!

There's often some initial heart fluttering as we face that darn blank surface (again..and again...)...but we turn up the music and settle down...

But a funny thing happens. We become immersed, even as we learn and demonstrate, chat and share and help each other make creative decisions. Then we go quiet again, back and forth...each of us jamming to our own creative call (whether we feel in tune with ourselves that day or not). 

And then the most wonderful thing happens.

Bibi Summer - art journal

Bibi Summer - art journal

Tuesday art group - Day of the Dead

Tuesday art group - Day of the Dead

Mimi Schreiber - felted flower

Mimi Schreiber - felted flower

Someone points out the time.

What? Time to stop already?

Chris Shaw - art journal

Chris Shaw - art journal

art table

art table

And that's when I look around the room and I quietly smile inside.

The once tidy table is of course in complete disarray. (A good creative jam session leaves an explosion of art supplies everywhere.)

But the faces?

Ahhh...Composed. Serene. Even as the eyes dance about.

Truly—this is why we create—and this is why I so so SOOOO wanted Createful to open its doors.

And here we are.

Tracy Brusman - felted love

Tracy Brusman - felted love

Friday Arting Night November - fun with art tags!

Friday Arting Night November - fun with art tags!

Look for some exciting changes and expanded offerings coming to the studio with the new year! I'm nailing down some details as we speak...and then I will send out a follow-up post in the next week or so with some fun new announcements—so please look for it in your email inbox! 

Meanwhile...I hope you make time this holiday season to slow down (not speed up) and do some heart-filled creating!

How about joining us THIS weekend—or next?