An 8-week Creation Collaboration
There is something about anticipation. An enthusiastic wonder, a long-awaited arrival, excitement in the unexpected. The way you wait for something to happen for so long and then finally: it emerges from you, into the world.
There are the people who get you there. Those active participants. Friends who offer encouragement, loved ones who constantly love, and mentors who never fail to inspire you.
In all of this, there is a place for art, and there is a place for creation.
Together with my friend Rose, I am embarking on an 8-week creative exploration, and I want you to join us. For 8 weeks, we will participate – and anticipate – on a weekly basis just how much our hands can do. We will work with new and old materials, different mediums, and crafts we may never have seen before. More importantly, we will work with each other and share our successes, failures, and creative journeys.
The key to ARTicipate is simple: Choose to participate. Choose to anticipate. Choose to create.
Every Monday, Rose and I will post a word or a theme. Crafters and artists will then have one week to complete a craft/art project based on the word. You can make anything from a piece of jewelry to a painting or a baked good. Writers are encouraged to participate, as well. Whatever your media, you are welcome here.
By the following Monday, you can post your craft/project on your own blog, or if you don’t have a blog, you can send your work to Rose or me, and we will post for you. Every week, I will post a round-up linking to all of the projects, so be sure to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment with a link to your post when your post is up.
If it seems daunting, don’t worry. It’s only 8 weeks of your life. The length of a class, and that’s how we’re treating this. Because for both Rose and I, deadlines keep us working. And we’re hoping they do the same for you.
We hope you’ll join us on our journey, whether you choose to do so weekly, or just once. We look forward to having you on this creative exploration, and we hope it leaves you with a sense of articipation when it’s over.
PS: A very special thank you to my lovely friend Shellby for creating our button! I’m not the best at graphic design and Shellby did us a favor by creating this beautiful button. Feel free to add it to your blog’s sidebar if you’re going to Articipate!
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