Everyone who comes to the Creative Cottage knows that I believe in telling our messy, complicated, beautiful stories without editing or apology. I love creating a safe place where we can do that. I am so pleased that the women who are drawn to The Cottage seem to love sharing their stories. While we make art, we spend time talking about out lives, our loves, our challenges and our triumphs. We are respectful, encouraging, compassionate, caring, attentive listeners…we cry, we laugh, we share advice, we exchange recipes for life, AND we make art!
“There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.” Anais Nin
In our little circles at The Cottage, we learn to trust, share our hearts, ask for help, offer solace, and celebrate our friendship. We make art and we learn to live life more creatively.
“The primary benefit of practicing art, whether well or badly, is that it enables the soul to grow.” Kurt Vonnegut
Over the last couple of weeks, our Cottage kinship circle has shared the loss of a loved one, the complications of relationships, a fabulous new job, sudden illness of a parent, a new grand child, a broken heart, and learning to dance in public. We’ve worked together on the Girlz With HeART Project, visited friends in the hospital, donated dozens of hours to various fabulous causes, and MADE ART!
Thank you dear Creative Cottage friends for adding so much joy and laugher and tenderness and friendship to my life…and sharing so many wonderful stories!
“I tell you, the more I think, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. Vincent Van Gogh
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