Creative Collisions

Tonight was the first ever Creator Camp.

I was thrilled to take a dip in creativity soup with quilters, painters, writers, musicians, speakers, photographers, storytellers, bakers. And more.

I was grateful for reminders:

  • to recognize grueling social situations as creative challenges
  • to start small and draw on what we know
  • to notice our creative sweet spots — an empty canvas can be much more inhibiting than a tiny space,  a specific problem or a single missing harmony
  • to appreciate our creativity in its overlooked forms and sizes
  • that creative goals require decision, commitment, scheduling and enjoyment
  • to keep expectations low
  • to recognize creative drought as a valuable time of regeneration and renewal
  • to be present
  • to take ourselves less seriously
  • to create.

And, most of all, I was captivated by the collision of my various lives:

  • Bob, Julien, Bob and Sue, podcasting friends
  • Alexa, who I met in grade 8
  • Louise and Tom, who are currently my coworkers
  • Candice, who I met through a anti-cancer food for web services barter
  • My long lost cousin, Susan.

A truly amusing sliced life stew.

Huge thanks to Louise, Tom, Alison, Sue, Christopher and CC for the thought-provoking presentations and to everyone who made time on a cold midweek evening to share an evening of inspiration.