Colour Box Studio are a fabulous organisation that run workshops, events and projects for creatives. They also have a membership program designed to offer personal develop, networking and other such creative opportunities to their members. What a great thing!
As part of their membership program and to mark their third birthday, last week Colour Box Studio offered their members the chance to exhibit their work as part of the one night only Throw Up Your Art exhibition, and I was very excited to be able to show two of my weavings.
I was chuffed to see my weavings displayed amongst beautiful paintings, photography, embroidery and sculpture by other Colour Box members. I also had the opportunity to chat to the incredibly nice people that run Colour Box, as well as some of the other members, which was really energising. It’s always such a breath of fresh air to be surrounded by other creatives who are on the same page as you, don’t you think? I even met some fellow arts administrators and managers (my day job is in arts admin/management) and we could all relate to ‘the struggle’ of working in the arts, hehe.
While I was there, I also had the pleasure of meeting the ladies from the Enshrine Project. Enshrine is the creative installation project of two very, very lovely ladies named Dusk and Liz, and I can hardly begin to tell you how wonderful it is. The aim is to ask people ‘leading questions to help them reflect on their creativity, what they love, what inspires them, where they find life and what they love creating. Through this, the ladies centre on one memory that holds deep meaning, which will be illustrated for the subject to take home as a memento of their creative inspiration’.
I had a wonderful chat to Dusk about my creative projects, day job, and the struggle of juggling both, while Liz drew an illustration inspired by our conversation that I got to take home with me. It’s a picture of me weaving and thinking about Christmas, and I completely adore it! I also love the idea behind the Enshrine project – giving people a chance to reflect and talk creatively, and giving them a wonderful artistic memento in return. For now, I believe Enshrine only exists on Instagram, and you can look them up by clicking here.
Big thanks to Colour Box Studio for putting on such a great event for their members. It really got my creative juices flowing! What’s getting your creative juices flowing at the moment?