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

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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.)
becky joy by wendy cook 2014

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