we need each other . . .

oodles of supplies to play with

Last Friday night my dear friend & fellow artist, Sara came over for a little art/craft playtime in my studio. It was our first creative get together (first of many) & we had so much fun (we hope to grow our gatherings to include others). I was feeling a bit melancholy that day for no reason other than the earth turned & I woke up feeling this way. But I was able to create through it & Sara was gentle & compassionate with me.

We drank banana smoothies with just bananas & a few cacao nibs and I showed her some of the ways that I create collages on wood with paper, paints, stencils, inks, stamps, words etc. Our rules were – Don’t be too precious & move quickly so as not to engage the brain.

Sara's collage

We talked easily about ideas, thoughts & then a magical thing happened. While our fingers were busy painting, gluing, cutting we shifted into a place of creative flow &
started putting pieces of big dreams together. We talked of ideas of collaboration,
unique & different ways to exhibit. Then our biggest dreams swooped in from
those hidden places we barely allow ourselves to visit & it was this kaleidoscope
of exhilarating dream sharing.

my collage "hey cupcake be curious"

We can’t wait to do this again. Next time Sara is going to show me how to make milk paints or encaustic painting.

Sara told me today that her creativity is buzzing to create more & ideas keep flowing it of other paintings she could do. We’ve continued our collaborative dream building these last two days through text messages back in forth.

It’s amazing how when we sit, create, share, witness, truly see, collaborate on ways to  fully blossom together.

I recently learned that if the dream is big enough for me to carry out, it’s not BIG enough. We need each other.

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5 thoughts on “we need each other . . .

  1. Thank you for the magical evening Katariina, it was the soul food I had been starving for! Now we need to find a way to add a little to every day. I think I’m gonna need daily booster shots 🙂
    love, s

  2. woot woot…you always make my day, Katariina, with your zest and zenith living…and…do you have an archive of earlier posts and work?? i have seen some in your “mixed media” but wonder if there is another place?? t.

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