I'm happy and proud to say that our first event was a success! In those days prior to it's launch a real fear set in within me. What had started as an idea to help others had become a burden in my mind. I feared unfulfilling expectations that I had created in my own mind, I feared a small turnout, which, in hindsight wouldn't have been a terrible idea! And lastly I feared that those who did come would find no purpose, no real meaning to the gathering and never return.
If that isn't a snapshot of the anxious creative brain-I don't know what is! So many times I've navigated these exact feelings while creating and each time finished with a renewed love for my craft and this event was no different.
I received incredible feedback during and after this event-some of which I'd like to share toward the end of this post but the overarching response I received, the encouragement that keeps this boat afloat, is that this IS in fact meaningful to more than just me. It serves a purpose greater than just one person's needs and as long as that is this case, I will continue.
With that being said, we have begun working out the details for the next event! We are working together with Christina Aksamidova of Doodle Cat, a local signage and chalk artist to discuss mental health awareness amongst the creative community. More details to come! We hope you'll join us!