Interrupting my wholesome family feed with a few of my favourite moments from this year's Halloween Party at School House Farm! So many terrific costumes and the decor was outstanding!
I love this session.
In a world where it feels like darkness is infiltrating and spreading it's way through our safe spaces, we must look for the helpers, for it is they who shine a guiding light on the path towards hope. They need not be heroes on the news, they are often people in our community that spread love and light on a daily basis through random acts of kindness. I am always so thankful for all the clients-turned-friends that support me in the variety of creative services I provide, but I gotta say, Megan has been a recent stand-out not just as a truly supportive client but also as someone who goes the extra mile with gratitude and kindness. Arriving at my home to pick up her daughters' forgotten jean jackets from the session, I was gifted a bouquet, wine and a thoughtfully written thank you. I do my best to spread kindness in my own way, but the lasting impact of this recent act of giving has me inspired to try to give just a little more.
Enjoy a few select favourites from their Fall Mini Session!
My heart is singing. This is the beginning of many more workshops to come! Emily and I joined forces to offer an Indigo Dyeing Workshop to take place at School House Farm that included a phenomenal spread of appetizers, dessert and a Fall Inspired Cocktail for all our guests! In typical Emily fashion, she decked out the area with bouquets of sunflowers and dahlias and a few of her first pumpkins of the season! The majority of the food was produce she had sown, grown, and harvested this year: pickled garlic scapes, beans, and cucumbers, a kale and yellow zucchini quiche, roasted garlic paired with select cheeses and freshly baked baguettes were just a few of the appetizers. Vodka was infused with farm pears over the week leading up to the event and then mixed with a homemade rosemary syrup and soda. Dessert included an apple galette, homemade whipping cream, chocolate zucchini loaf, and fresh strawberries. I know. Amazing.
We gathered in a circle where I went through the indigo process and ladies got straight to work creating their designs with elastics, clothespins, string, and tongue depressers. Patiently, we worked in two groups taking turns to dip and expose their pieces until it was time for the final reveal. Just like snowflakes, no two are ever the same, each one so unique and magical in its creation. The scarves were hung to dry across a makeshift clothesline that Kevin helped set up using twine and the easels he had designed for Paint Night.
I couldn't have been happier with the attendees for this first Adult Workshop! So many familiar faces who have been so kind in supporting my passion to make creativity an accessible priority in life over the last 2 years. I can not tell you how much it means to have this support and to know that I am able to provide a service to others. Thank you to everyone who participated, I am still reeling with joy from this first successful experience! Thank you!!!
Week 2's projects included Windchimes and Indigo! The windchimes were a new project that we brought on board. In choosing our materials, the aim is to use pre-existing materials that can be recycled or natural materials that will leave a smaller footprint. We used a variety of wood in addition to bamboo from the bamboo grove here at School House Farm. The kids painted the top piece white and chose from a variety of patterns (including splatter painting) painted in black. A colour pattern of Beads were added to their centre string before the task of tying began. It was definitely more labourious than I had expected, but everyone was very proud and pleased with their final product!
Indigo, as usual, was anticipatory, then really boring and smelly, and ended with sweet victory, excitement, and pride.