WHAT I CARE ABOUT
Cultivating Imagination & Creativity
Creativity is that magical moment when you birth something new, from realm of your imagination into real life. There are two parts to it ; The thinking about it part, and the doing it part. My doll-making programs aim to balance these two sides by creating a fun and stimulating environment in which the natural creative spirit can flourish. Through the magical process of hand-building dolls, and doll worlds, we get to practice the art and craft of bringing our IDEAS TO LIFE. A superpower that can serve us well.
“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” ~ Albert Einstein
Sustainability & DIY
As a society we throw out way too much stuff. Turning trash into something new is not only extremely satisfying but it’s also a really positive thing for the health and future of our planet. About 80% of the materials I use in my programs are discarded consumer goods. I love creating opportunities for people to experience how good it feels when we express our creativity in a way that reveres our precious natural environment. #makemorebuyless
“ I like making my own dolls better than buying plastic ones because I get to design them myself. ” - Ella, Grade 2
“Let’s think outside the box and make cool stuff with the box. ” ~ Fionsy
Community & Celebration
Bringing people together is something I love and enjoy doing so it goes without saying that hosting community gatherings is an integral part of my mission. When I was a kid I loved having community traditions and rituals to look forward to. I’m inspired by creating occasions where people can connect and gather to support each other and awaken their collective spirit.