On the Saturday before Palm Sunday I attended a virtual tea party. It was hosted by artist, art licensing professional and product designer Cherish Flieder of SomethingtoCherish.com. She and her husband Ben are two people who are acutely aware of the value of life and how precious each day is. Check out Ben’s inspiring story on PaintingforLife.com.
The tea party brought twenty-five creatives together. Like Cherish, many of the artists she stitched together for the occasion are individuals whose independent designs end up on linens, clothing, tapestries or canvases sold at the retail level.
The topic of conversation for the day was not planned, yet it gravitated to what every one is doing creatively during this “stay-in-place” order. We took turns speaking about how each of us is trying to find inspiration in these unique times. Some are struggling more than others. Some feel more motivated since there are less distractions and others feel more distracted due to concerns about what the future will bring. What was common was the fact that these times have forced everyone to re-evaluate.
Thank you Cherish. I enjoyed the time we all had together. The virtual tea party was a great way to reach across the great geographical divide and meet other creatives from all walks of life and from many different states who had a need to network and communicate!
“Chaos in the world brings uneasiness but it also allows the opportunity for creativity and growth.” – Tom Barrett