This summer I joined a group of creative women that has pulled together creatives from throughout the United States plus the UK and Australia. This month, after a lot of behind the scenes work, we launched the Cre8ive Klatch blog and there is a companion group that we invite you to join here on Facebook There you will find inspiration and connection in a growing creative community.
There are many creative groups out there and I am a member of a number of them. Why did I join Cre8ive Klatch? Although at times I have a push pull feeling about my involvement in online creative groups, there is a definite sense of community in this group. I have experienced tremendous growth in and support for my creativity here and I have been exposed to so many different ideas and ways of thinking and approaching things. People share so freely. Through the serendipity of being invited into the Cre8ive Klatch group, I am becoming more confident in expressing my own voice. Here I have an opportunity to teach mixed media instead of taking classes from others.
I have learned that creativity spans across international borders and language differences and that we are all one on this earth. If someone needs help with something, someone else will jump in. There is something magical about posting something in a group and getting a response from across the country or globe a minute later. More important, I consider the people I have met in my creative groups to be my friends, even though I have only met a few of them in person at an art conference. The most important thing about all of this is being open to new opportunities and saying yes.
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