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.

Community Celebration! At the Belgrave Block Party  Singing Holy Shepherdess with / by Tim SmIth.

Community Celebration! At the Belgrave Block Party Singing Holy Shepherdess with / by Tim SmIth.

“Whatever the problem, Community is the answer.”

~ Meg Wheatley