Showcasing the creations that were made during CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS Pen Pals Project Session #4 ~ From Feb. 28th to Mar. 14th 2021.
With only 24 to 48 hours as the turnaround goal for each piece, Creatives challenged themselves to create in a quick timeframe using their Matches piece for inspiration.
Creatives participants were matched in a back and forth creative expression for 2 weeks. The prompt for this Round was ‘Ever After‘, and all interpretations of this from ‘Forever After’ to ‘Nevermore’ and anything in-between.
The Creative Pen Pal journey reveals much more than artistic pieces alone ~ shared experiences and friendships blossom along the way too. Like connecting with a great piece of art or maybe a song, connecting with someone new can be exciting, daring, challenging, frustrating, surprising, comforting, provocative, and awakening.
On this journey together participants grow as creatives ~ experiencing a variety of emotions and insights about their own creative process Participants are provided with a mood tracker as a tool for self-reflection.
For professional or emerging artists this project serves as an interesting chance to develop and expand in their own artistic discipline or to try a new medium.
For others, having a Creative Pen Pal is a much needed break from the social isolation that the COVID-19 social distancing restrictions impose. Taking part in an online social activity can not only help give one the sense of belonging, but can also combat the adverse psychological and physiological effects of stress caused by the pandemic imposed isolation and restrictions.
For many it’s an excersize in personal growth ~ trusting strangers to contribute to a shared goal. Something beautiful begins to grow as the creative conversation takes on a life of its own and a new unspoken understanding and connection emerges.
All this culminates in a linear exhibit showcasing each unique conversation followed by an intimate private artist group chat over zoom. Creatives are encouraged to speak about their emotions and inspirations for each piece as well as their creative process. We share tips and advice about all things creative. Send us a message to learn how to get involved.
Visit http://www.bewhimsiartloft.ca too See all the pen pal creations! Click on Round 4.