I am thrilled to report that I am collaborating with another Jen Lee... this one of Indie Kindred fame. We are having an event at my space in August and I canNoT WAIT!!!! We will view her film, Indie Kindred (along with a meet and greet) and we will also discuss ways of gathering regularly as a group of Indie Kindreds.... I can feel this is just the beginning....
The thing that made this so amazing, and that I want to share with each and every one of you is that you ARE ENOUGH. Everything you need you have within you. If not you, then who? Why NOT you? And why not NOW?
As soon as I made the decision to walk headlong into this thing called The Collage Cafe, all kinds of crazy (good) began to happen. Trust. and Believe.
more to come....
I love books... I really love books... and craft books.... well they hold a special place in my heart. I love seeing the pictures, the new techniques, and there is very little that I don't want to try.
But. Here is a secret... I don't seem to make the time to work through many of the fabulous books I have on hand.
If you are anything like me, you have accumulated quite the collection. So I have come up with the antidote. The Collage Cafe is going to create a monthly book club. But this one has a unique twist. The books we will review will be our beloved craft/maker/artsy books. And we won't just review the books.... we will dig in and together decide which one of the fabulous techniques we'd like to try that month. Then, as a group we will dive right in and teach ourselves and each other the great techniques! I can't wait. If this sounds fun, go ahead and leave me a comment or send me an email and I will be sure to send you information when we are ready to launch.
What is one of your favorite craft books that you've never read....?
I have been enjoying a new visioning process. By taking a very specific timeframe... in this case, 30 days, and focusing on what I want and need to manifest it really helps me harness the energy in the right direction.
Last month was all about finding a new space for The Collage Cafe. One that would serve the multi-passions that I have and allow me to grow as well as build community. As you know, I did find just such a space and take possession June 1st, with grand opening dreams of sometime mid-July.
So what does that mean for the merry merry month of May? It means I really need to streamline and organize. I am wearing quite a few different hats (owner, artist, entrepreneur, purchaser, designer, curator.... well you get the gist). And the fact is, that some of these I am much better at than others.... so I have made the bold decision to hire someone to help me.
I need help revamping the website so more reflects who I am and serves what I want The Collage Cafe to be for you. I need help strategizing an overarching plan for the biz and a communication/marketing plan. I need help keeping things going and on track.
In addition to that, I also have logistical things to take care of.... the new space painted, moved, and a clear direction for the classes and offerings I will have.
You can bet that this 30 day visioning process is destined to be one of my classes.... I love the process that much that. I think it has the potential to be life-changing....and I really want to share that with you!
What playshops and workshops would you like to see as part of The Collage Cafe offerings?
Living a joy*filled life is a top priority. Here I will share what I learn along the way.