I feel like the universe has pressed pause and that’s a good thing.
COVID 19 has certainly changed our lives, at least for the time being. It’s been challenging to say the least but I can’t help but feel that the Universe has pressed pause for us all. The air is cleaner, the rivers are clearer, the nature is blooming. We’ve been told to step to the side of the lives we’ve been living. I see an amazing opportunity here.
They say that on the road to happiness one should pause to take stock along the way. Are we going the right way toward our happiness goals? Job, Family, Community?
I feel curious in this stillness. In my pause, I reflect, what I have been doing, how I have been living has been well intentioned for my goal but slightly off the mark I set long ago. It’s ok though. Thats what this time seems to be for- refection. Have I ever had a chance like this before? Have any of us?
Thank you for pressing the pause button Universe. We must have really needed it.
I am excited to join the Zoom world this week with an Eco Scavenger Hunt Art Workshop!
Join Jemma Wildermuth, Owner at CReATE STUDIO for a super fun zoom workshop where kids can create Safari inspired animals using an assortment of materials they’ll get a list to gather before the workshop! The workshop time will be spent sharing ideas and working on the animals while exploring different ideas for building and assembling their animal characters.
This workshop hones in on kids innate ability to be resourceful through their creative imaginings. At times like this we all need to nurture our resourceful nature. For this hour it’s about fun and focus on the task at hand-creating. We’ll all be creating from home!
Prior to the workshop each participant will get a list of materials to look for around the house for the workshop plus a drawing page to sketch out their animal. Those who collect all the items on the list will be entered into a drawing to win one of our Eco Craft Kits for lots more creating at home fun!
Eco Scavenger Hunt Art Workshop 4/9 4-5pm on Zoom! $11 per participant Email us to join the workshop. All necessary details will provided then.
As we are all in the stay-at-home mode we’ve got a great creative resource for a whole month of fun!
Explore our 30 Days of Reuse calendar with tips and ideas for creating at home every day with things you already have! The calendar is even a coloring page for the doodlers in your home.
We kick of the month with news print clothing on day one. Use the Sunday paper to make a shirt, skirt, hat or accessory. All you need is newsprint (wrapping paper, tissue paper or regular paper work great too.) and tape or a stapler for fastening pieces together.
The whole family can CReATE something to wear-then flaunt it all with a mini fashion show!
This is a time for resourcefulness and creativity. Our 30 Day Calendar is a great way to tap into those skills for fun.
We would love to see what you make. Tag us on Instagram @createstudio
Luckily our creativity is built in. As much as I have been talking to parents to postpone parties this week I have also been noticing some beautiful days.
The clouds have been magificent, cojuring memories of childhood days spent looking up at similar clouds. Back then I would find shapes in them, things they looked like to me. Those are such sweet memories.
Since we are all in safer-at-home mode, just about everytime I walk my dog I see people getting outside into the beautiful fresh air. I my busy days lately I had been fantacized about laying in the grass to look at clouds the way I did when I was young and now with a much lighter schedule-it’s so easy to do. Clouds in a blue sky are all we need to explore the present moment, enjoying our emerging creativity as we see the clouds turning into familiar things. We’ew going to be turning that creativity to how to entertain our selves, our families while we are here. There is a lot that is hard about what- is right now but there’s also a lot of emerging good. I think I will focus on that for now.
Need a little creativity boost? You can pick up a CReATE grab bag (shopping bag) for your kids with a variety of our go-to material so they can imagine, explore and make with ease. Contact us here to schedule a pick up.$5 per bag!
As news changes come in and social distancing becomes more prevalent and necessary we are moving to an appointment only basis for studio visits from March 18th to March 29th. This allows us to offer our wonderful creative space for one family or group at a time. Call us to schedule your visit at 818-575-9566
I think it’s important at a time like this to offer a sense of normalcy.
Having our creative outlet available during school and business closures is a reprieve from the uncertainty of the coming weeks.
A bit of creativity is just the thing to connect us with the present moment and one another.
We are taking lots of precautions to stay clean in our yes to mess space by applying a single use model for our materials, table spaces, tools, aprons and of course lots of hand washing. We are set up for orderly mess that cleans easy while offering the same unique exploratory spirit!
Drop in and CReATE with us this week during our regular business hours, weekends 12-4 and Wed-Fri, 11am-6pm. I hope to see you soon.
Last weekend I had the opportunity to attend Oprah Winfrey’s 2020 Vision Your Life In Focus tour presented by WW (Weight Watchers). It was such an inspiring day. Oprah is someone I have long admired. I love “her way” as my friend Linda says. I derive a lot of inspiration from her Super Soul Sunday Podcast as well as the general work and advocation I see her doing. It all seems to lead to making the world a better place and that motivates me. In making some of my business decisions I have have wondered, how does Oprah do it? She strikes me as a grounded person who doesn’t sway with every storm. That’s something I work on regularly. We received a swag bag at the event and this stainless steel cup was inside. I love the message, “My cup is always full”, the double meaning of it and the reminder to hydrate! My cup is always full was the goal I felt was intended for all of us as participants in the 2020 event. It’s also where I want to keep my day to day focus. Oprah had workbooks for us to follow, mediations to do, dance moves to try and many inspiring stories to hear. We explored how our lives can be fuller. In a time where the talk out in the world seems to be saying my cup is empty I am grateful to have Oprah and this cup with a simple reminder that my cup is always full.