I definitely fall into the category of people who finds her energy through spending time alone, and might even have a tendency to take this to an extreme. I could easily spend 10 consecutive weekends speaking only to my dogs and husband....
Luckily for me, during the peak of my "hermit season", my friend Karen invited some friends to her house for a potluck and creative workshop. A group of women gathered together for an afternoon of building terrariums, sharing food, and conversation. I left that afternoon feeling inspired by these like-minded creatives and even- dare I say- energized.
The turnout and interest for the gathering continued growing, so Karen has built a women's group- Sea of Women Collective. Each month, we'll gather and tackle a new endeavor together: anything from knitting, to terrarium building, or even cooking. The collective is open to any creative-minded women in the area, so email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our Facebook page if you're interested in joining us!
This past weekend, we tried our hand at natural indigo dying, and I fell in love it. As long as you have time and a drop cloth, it's really not as hard as I imagined it to be! The dye is green at first, but as it's exposed to air, it turns to rich shades of indigo.
Even though I'm prone to staying home all weekend, I'm glad I've committed to this monthly event. Taking the time to work with my hands in new ways, meet ladies, and make new connections (my website re-design was just done by the lovely Heather of Opia Creative whom I met last month), has been a breath of fresh air during my normally silent winters. Thank you Karen!