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Dear Creatifuls!

So excited to announce we have a few spaces, perhaps for YOUR daughter, at our next Creative G I R L SUMMER Playshop!!!

The SUMMER playshop offers an opportunity for girls ages 9 to 14ish to play, journal, and create through expressive art projects, music and sunshine, with activities outdoors engaged in nature. Creative GIRL nurtures girls’ creativity, acts of kindness (to themselves and others) and their unique voices and gifts.

July 12th to 14th 2016, 10 am to 3 pm. (tues-thurs)
~Closing Circle at 2:30 on final day
Moms and/or Dads invited as you can~
12 4 openings at this time

Cost $130 per girl*, includes all supplies except bagged lunch, personal photos and a few other items girls will be asked to find in nature or the recycle bin, prior to coming. (Full list will be provided via email prior to playshop.)  Playshops held in Raleigh, near 540 Louisburg Road exit.

*If your daughter wants to experience Creative GIRL and your family is financially challenged, please contact me for more information about our gift-what-you-can scholarships.  No girl will be denied Creative GIRL due to her family’s financial situation. Your daughter is more important than my profit. (We are grateful to receive financial donations to sponsor girls’ participation via paypal link on right.)

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https://creativegirl.net/register-2/

sending much love and wishes for a creatifull summer!
becky-sig-2014

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mighty creative invitation

Joy! Joy! JOY! Registration for our Mighty Creative Adventure shall open soon! A little bit more of our beautiful secret to share, seeping with love into the world…reaching you … calling you and your mother to the Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina. ❤

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a mighty creative secret

invite against stone wall white(1)Dear Creative Girls,

There is something so special and wonderful about sharing a secret with a friend; a secret that revolves around love, joy and surprises, planned for people unawares! Do you know that feeling? You know… like planning a surprise party for someone you love, and they have NO idea all the details you’ve been planning and thinking and dancing to life for their DELIGHT. Well, I’ve had such a secret with a dear friend of mine, and the surpriseEEEE may be YOU.

And then there is the moment when the secret begins to reveal. Ahhhhhhhhhh! Well, we are now ready to tell you a little bit about. The creatiful nutshell of it all is that my beautiful friend–artist and activist Wendy Cook of Mighty Girl Art–and I are co-creating a retreat experience for YOU and your mother. (If you are a Mama of a Creative GIRL then it’s for YOU and your daughter.)

Many more details shall be revealed, but for now I will share that art, creativity, laughter and ancient trees are involved. Just you WAIT!!! I can’t tell you where just yet, but offer you the date… July 9th to 12th, 2015.

Oh, and our secret’s name? Mighty Creative Adventure…. but of course because that is what you get when you combine Mighty Girl with Creative Girl: MIGHTY CREATIVE! Be sure to join our email list if you want to know when registration opens. (Opt in over there … box on the right.) And visit and like the Creative GIRL facebook page.

I’m so blessed and grateful and excited to collaborate and co-create with Wendy: a woman whom I adore and feel so inspired by. We have countless joys and passions in common, most especially our commitment to the essence of YOU! I know you are going to ❤ Wendy, too.

How are you feeling? All goosebumpy and excited? Can you feel the magic coming?  Oooooh, if you knew what I know, you wouldn’t be able to sleep tonight for the butterfly joy of it all 🙂  Mmmmmmmm … more secret sharing coming soon 🙂

ever creatifully yours,
becky-sig-2014

joy abounds

Dear Creatifuls, This creative girl (yours truly) has been working hard to bring my first ever homeplay ecourse to our world. Want to join me? If so, you have to register by Sunday … begins on Monday. http://www.beckyjaine.com/joyfuel
creatifully yours,
becky

☼ creativity + kindness = JOY ☼

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I smiled at my treasured friend–Wendy Cook–who captured this moment at the sacred kindness retreat last month. (I share with you with the hope that my JOY finds and lifts you.)
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Adorned with the words JOY and LOVE that day, I was carrying intention and hopes for JOYFUeL; the homeplay program I’ve been dreaming up since summer.

For the past several months I’ve contemplated how to contribute to love and joy in the world using my own story, creations, and my imaginings. I have asked–and depend upon–the kindness and generosity of my friends … their talents and equipment and their help spreading the JOYFUeL.

JOYFUeL is what I’d do if I had a million dollars. I don’t yet … but I decided to stop using money as an excuse and use LOVE as currency to contribute to something I hope you will find beautiful, meaningful and JOYful.

Registration is…

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the creative girls of summer

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Dear Creatifuls,

Let us NOT forget the very serious (and creative) nature of play. This past July marked the FIFTH creative GIRL playshop where we had some serious creative fun, it was inspiring. 12 girls, mounds of creative supplies, some gifted to my program by people who believe in what we are doing. I am deeply grateful to my friends Marie, Theresa, Adrienne, Paula, Eliza, Susi and Keara for supporting creative GIRL with supply donations and your time helping prepare and clean up the creative girl traildust. Your love, friendship and generous support means so much to me, thank you thank you thank YOU! And to our amazing intern who helped set up but wasn’t able to play this time. Thank you creatiful Anna! (You’ll get to play next time I promise 🙂 )

And of course, the creative GIRLs yourselves! I am constantly surprised and inspired by your curiosity, your playfulness and how easily you get into the flow of creativity. (Thank you to your families for bringing you too!)

It is my absoulute joy and privilege to supports girls in creative exploration of the expressive arts. We make lots of things, learn about different art and craft supplies, but most importantly we celebrate the gift of ourselves. Creative GIRL is a time and space for girls (tween ages 10 to 14) to create, share and talk about being true to ourselves, discovering things we can do when we don’t know quite what to do, and talking about the challenges of being. We also talk about kindness … how to be kind to ourselves AND how to be kind to others in our community and to Mama Earth.

Every time the creative Girls get together something heals inside me. I have a dear new friend in Virginia named Wendy Cook. She is a mother and artist and the founder of Mighty Girl Art. (Wendy passionately creates experiences honoring girls’ creative hearts too. How blessed am I to have found her!!!!!)  A few months ago we talked about the surprising healing that happens to us, as we listen to the girls open to one another, as we watch them experience new creative expressions of themselves. We–as facilitators–benefit deeply and feel a healing as we witness in them the very thing that was missing from our own tweenage years.

That’s one of the many reasons I feel so privileged to be bringing forth creative GIRL–defining it for girls and women in my community, and perhaps in due time, for people in other parts of the world through online offerings.

Anyway, I wanted to write and share a few pictures from July’s playshop and remind those of you with girls who are still out of school and are in Raleigh, Cary, Durham or Chapel Hill area, that we have openings in the August playshop August 5th to the 7th (tues to thurs) from 10 am to 4 pm daily in Northeast Raleigh. If she’d like to join us fill out form here to reserve her spot!

creatiful blessings and love,
becky sig 2014

 

Mother-Daughter HeART Circle playshop added

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YiipppppeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! So excited to share a new program especially for mothers and daughters: The Mother-Daughter HeART Circle is a three-part series is intended to nurture communication and creativity between mothers and daughters in 6th, 7th and 8th grades.

Couples are encouraged to attend all sessions as we get to know one another through sharing, fun exercises and creative play.
• Part One – Mother and Daughter Journal: Each couple will create a special journal to foster deeper sharing, learning, love and understanding love through written words.
• Part Two – Work of HeARTS: Mothers and daughters will create a work of art together on a canvas using fabric, paint and ink.
• Part Three – Mother and Daughter Necklace: Mothers and daughters will create a charm necklace including a word they have chosen representing their hopes for each other in 2014.

This series is created and facilitated by yours truly and one of my daughters and will be held in North Raleigh near Mitchell Mill (address sent to registrants.)
Dates/Times: November 6, December 4, January 8, 6:15–8:30 p.m.
Cost: $80 per couple for three-part series, plus a one-time $20 supply fee
Contact me to register at becky@monkeychimonkeydo.com . Space is limited to maintain intimacy. I hope to see you in a couple of weeks!

creatively yours,
beckysig