Monday, January 17, 2011

the makerie

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So here it is! Our very first Makerie video. I do have to say we had a blast creating it! I owe a big, big thank you to both Alli & Kristin for helping bring this to life. Alli with her awesome ideas, cute hands (yes those are her's with the adorable ring in our video!) and incredibly generous time... and Kristin for letting us use her insanely inspiring home for our production studio. So that wood background you see, that is a counter in her house she made... yes I know... it's SO very cool and only the tip of the iceberg! And if she wasn't generous enough to let us take over her house for the afternoon, she handed us a plate of warm, homemade chocolate chip cookies right out of the oven, smack in the middle of our work. Was that not the sweetest treat? It was truly an awesome collaboration, and I could not have done it without the help of these two beautiful friends.

I hope this video, along with the song, helps to capture the spirit of this event. The great creative workshops are, of course, a super special part of the weekend, but it's oh so much more than that. It's about providing a space to really play with your creativity (at whatever level that means for you!) and disconnect from our fast-paced, high tech world. It will be a place to connect with like-minded people in person ~ which can be inspiring and healing on so many levels. And it will be a weekend to simply honor who you are and what you need at that very moment. I love this verse in the song we chose for our video, as it speaks so much to how we hope to inspire others.

I've got to show the world
All that I wanna be
And all my 'bilities
There's so much more to me...

What we are creating here is open to anyone ~ yes, even those that claim they are not creative at all! ~ and in fact, believe the Makerie is something we will all create together. I sincerely hope our little video is relaying this message ~ loud and clear. I do hope you like it!


  1. What a great video! It captures the spirit of what will be a tremendous and inspired weekend! I'm so excited for it.

  2. i loooooooove it!!!!! So excited! Can't wait!

  3. Thrilled to partake in all things creative, handmade, inspiring, playful ... Makerie. I must add that the ring was made by Erin of Hot Pink & Sequins and the chocolate chip cookies were not only scrumtious, but also GLUTEN FREE!!

  4. thank you all so much for your sweet words ~ and another sincere thanks to alli for her incredibly generous time & always amazing ideas! xo