Sometimes you come up with an idea, share it on social media, brainstorm with some of your tribe, pour lots of love and energy into it, and make it happen ...all within a few weeks!
Last weekend, I hosted Cut • Connect • Create: A Vision Book Workshop for Parents and Kids. This was the first workshop of its kind (from what I can tell) where parents and kids were both invited to spend the morning together dreaming big and creating vision books that highlight who they are and what they hope to accomplish.
We met in a beautiful light-filled space with big windows for daydreaming and inspiration. The morning began with music, mingling, and munching on breakfast snacks as guests arrived.
During my presentation, I talked about my WHY for hosting this workshop. I shared the story of how my daughter and I spent one day in January working on our vision books, at her request. We spent H O U R S cutting, chatting, laughing, listening to music, sharing cut out images and words that we found for each other, and most importantly, connecting. It was such a special day for us and I wanted to create the same experience for other parents and kids.
The idea of a vision book stems from the belief that when you surround yourself with images and words of who you want to be, what you want to do or have, or how you want to feel, you help manifest these ideas and allow the opportunity for them to come true! I've been creating vision books for years and believe they are powerful tools for making things happen in your life. I also believe they help teach children important life skills of planning and setting goals.
It was amazing to witness how everyone approached the creative process in their own unique way and with such intention and focus. The morning was full of great conversations, thoughtful right-brain engagement, and connection between parents and kids.
I love being a hostess and making space for people to connect. Combining these with my two other passions of teaching and being a creative artist made this experience truly rewarding for me, and I can't wait to host another one! ;)
If you are interested in finding out when and where the next workshop will take place (HINT: I'm hoping to take this show on the road and may end up in your city!), click here to join my newsletter . In the meantime, here are highlights from the workshop.
Delicious (and adorable) cupcakes were from James and the Giant Cupcake. Special thanks to all of the creative, enthusiastic parents and kids that joined the workshop!
And, of course, thanks to my family (husband not shown) for all of their assistance in helping carry all of the materials to the workspace, setting up, cleaning up, participating in, and their overall supportive awesomeness.