I joined a group called Sharing Creativity to help myself and others feel more connected in the time during a pandemic when we need to stay socially distant. This project is part of Artists Respond: Combating Social Isolation, a project of Springboard for the Arts. Jamie Schwaba, Managing Director for Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts is leading Sharing Creativity. She got us thinking about how to share by introducing four projects that we can share with the community. We each got a bag of materials and last Wednesday, November 11th, we joined her for a zoom meeting to learn more. We've started this week by making tiny notes that we will leave for people to brighten their day. If we run out of people to pass them to, the Friendship Center will help us spread joy to those in need.
Here are some cards that I finished and are ready to give someone a lift.
I plan to leave this one on my neighbors door knob.
These two are going to dear friends who used to live in Winona.
Another friend is caring for her parents and I thought a little light may bring them joy.
Words to bring joy. This is the first set. The next set will have a more mixed media feeling with collages of images along with words and paint. I'm posting some of these on Instagram and Facebook, #sharingcreativityproject. Stay tuned! If you'd like to receive one of these little cards, send me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org with your address or where you'd like me to leave you a note.
I'm grateful for this project. It's getting me using my hands and imagination and making again. Some new fiber art pieces are going to be coming too.
Be well, be safe.