Cultivating Creativity, Connection & Community | TEDx Ursuline College

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I’m super excited to share my TEDx Ursuline College talk that went live last week!

It was an amazing opportunity to share my love of social media, creativity, and community building…. It was a great experience to talk about the possibilities social networking offers to connect all these passions together!

I’ve been able to creatively connect with soooo many through social networking– the art-based collaborations & gathering together that can happen online is always so inspiring!

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Random Acts of Art Adventure December 2015 Travel Update

The Random Acts of Art Adventure has finished 5 more of its final stops here in the US over the last couple of months!  Yes! The participants of this adventure’s tail end have patiently waited (with much excitement!) as this project has traveled around the globe for over 3 years- 🙂

Check out these captures (thank you!) as sent to me by Suzie, Lisa, Laura, Joni & Dawn:

 

December 2015 Travel Update | Random Acts of Art Adventure

The pouch o’ creative goodness visits with Suzie in Sacramento on its tour throughout California!

December 2015 Travel Update | Random Acts of Art Adventure

Greetings from San Jose!

December 2015 Travel Update | Random Acts of Art Adventure

The pouch arrives to Lisa! With the materials that were gifted to her, Lisa created small pieces of art to randomly leave for others to find!

December 2015 Travel Update | Random Acts of Art Adventure

The Random Acts of Art Adventure’s stash received by Laura on its last California stop in Sunnyvale

December 2015 Travel Update | Random Acts of Art Adventure

Stop #55 includes a creative visit to Grand Junction, Colorado with Joni!

December 2015 Travel Update | Random Acts of Art Adventure

Dawn in Midwest City, Oklahoma welcomes the adventure to her creative space!

As a re-cap on what this awesome canvas pouch has experienced and the creative goodness it and all the participants have spread, so far there’s been #56 destinations over thousands and thousands of miles. This project started in 2012 @ 6 Degrees of Creativity Headquarters in the US and another 30+ US stops, then traveled to Canada, the UK, Italy, Singapore, India, Australia, New Zealand, and came back to the US this year for another 15 stops!

Over this time, participants have filled up the pouch over and over again with different art materials and artsy stuff for the next person on the travel route to receive and create art with for others as a gift of kindness, gratitude, and generosity.  Watching this creative chain and connection has been amazing!

If you are interested in learning more, you can check out all the travel updates from this amazing journey here.

Only 5 more stops left- 🙂  Stay tuned…..

Random Acts of Art Adventure: The Final 10 Stops Begin!

After an exciting, creative journey that has spanned over three years, over 50 different destinations, and 8 countries; the Random Acts of Art Adventure has started its final 10 destinations– Wow!

Random Acts of Art Advenure: The Final 10 Stops!

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Random Acts of Art Adventure: AustraliaAbout the project** : A 8 x 6 inch canvas pouch filled with various artsy stuff, is mailed to participants to make some creative goodness with…then the created art is given away in a random act of art to someone else!  The pouch gets filled back up with more creative stuff & then mailed again to the next participant to continue the creative cycle!

** Signing up for this project is now closed.

Catch up on all the travel updates from this adventure here.

The Random Acts of Art Adventure is Alive and Well in California!

Very good news to share about The Random Acts of Art Adventure after an almost 3 month hiatus in Washington: the project is alive and well again in California, finally making it to Paulette in Woodside– Yay!   I was soooo relieved and excited to see the photo below kindly sent by Paulette (thank you!) of the canvas pouch & creative passport, which arrived a couple of days ago from Olympia:

The Random Acts of Art Adventure is Alive and Well in California! | 6 Degrees of Creativity

Stop #49: Woodside, California with Paulette

Wow! What a long journey of creative goodness it has been, which is now going into its third year.  A dozen destinations remain and I can’t wait to see the adventure keep moving again to new creative spaces throughout California, in Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, North Carolina, and back to Ohio.

I continue to learn and discover so much as a result of this process, its participants, and each stop the pouch visits, which includes revisiting lessons in patience, faith, trust, gratitude, and the power of community & creativity. I am so thrilled that the adventure is continuing onward and eagerly look forward to keep sharing its remaining activity and travel updates with you this year.  🙂

If you need to catch up on the past travels of the project, check out past travel updates here.

Random Acts of Art Adventure Wraps Up International Tour!

Greetings from 6 Degrees of Creativity’s Random Acts of Art Adventure!

After an awesome 10 month tour of 13 stops overseas to the UK, Italy, India, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand the project is on its way back to the US for its final 15 stops in the Pacific Northwest, West Coast, Southwest, and back to the Midwest before returning to 6 Degrees of Creativity Headquarters!

Random Acts of Art Adventure Wraps Up International Tour! | 6 Degrees of Creativity

Random Acts of Art Adventure Wraps Up International Tour! | 6 Degrees of CreativityThe project’s canvas pouch packed with creative goodness just visited New Zealand for stops 45 and 46:

Random Acts of Art Adventure: New Zealand | 6 Degrees of Creativity

Stop #45 with Janet

And today, the adventure makes the 7,000 mile journey to Seattle, Washington:

Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of CreativityHooray!  Thank you to everyone who participated in this very special part of the project: Janette, Louise, Bernadette, Lizzie, Michela, Tia, Karen, Shana, Fiona, Sarah, Kiley, Janet, and Catherine.  Together the project survived address changes, Visa delays, month long postal delivery times, and more to keep this adventure going!

To catch up on all the international travel updates from this project, check out these past posts:

Travel Update: Random Acts of Art Adventure Arrives to the UK!

Travel Update: Random Acts of Art Adventure Arrives to Italy!

Adventures in Creative Goodness Continues – India

2015 Random Acts of Art Adventure Travel Update

Creative Goodness on the Move Again Downunder

And learn more about how it all began here…..  🙂

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Random Acts of Art Adventure: AustraliaAbout the project**: A 8 x 6 inch canvas pouch has been traveling around the US and 7 other countries over the last 2+ years filled with various artsy stuff to make some creative goodness with…then the created art is given away in a random act of art to someone else!  The pouch gets filled back up with more creative stuff & then mailed again to the next participant to continue the creative cycle!  This project has 15 more stops left…..

Creative Goodness on the Move Again Downunder

The past month has been quite the adventure for our Random Acts of Art pouch, currently traveling in Australia for stops #41-44.  After almost a month in delivery transit from Queensland to New South Wales, the creative goodness safely arrived to Fiona in Sydney- Whew!Creative Goodness on the Move Again Downunder: Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of Creativity BlogIt was such a relief to see Fiona’s photo of the pouch and know it was received OK and finally in her creative hands!

Creative Goodness on the Move Again Downunder: Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of Creativity BlogInspired by the intention of this project, Fiona worked on a series of Permission Cards that she intended to leave in places around her neighborhood (!):

Creative Goodness on the Move Again Downunder: Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of Creativity Blog

Creative Goodness on the Move Again Downunder: Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of Creativity BlogIt was also wonderful to see this page spread and message that Fiona contributed to the Creative Passport that accompanies the pouch (to creatively document each destination on its journey):

Creative Goodness on the Move Again Downunder: Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of Creativity Blog

This week the Random Acts of Art Adventure started its travels to Sarah in Woodford, NSW for stop #43.  Sending good thoughts for a smooth arrival!

Creative Goodness on the Move Again Downunder: Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of Creativity BlogThank you to Shana and Fiona for all their helpful support and patience throughout the last month as we awaited with fingers crossed for a successful delivery.  This project continues to deliver in so many ways- not just in art, kindness & creativity, but the in power of faith and trusting the process as the pouch goes along in its route.

I am grateful to see this adventure keep going and all the creative goodness it continues to inspire -Yay! There are a couple of stops left in Australia before heading to New Zealand, where the international tour of this project will then end. Wow!  I am excited to keep sharing new travel updates as the pouch artfully journeys from place to place.   🙂

Creative Goodness on the Move Again Downunder: Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of Creativity Blog*****

About the project**: A 8 x 6 inch canvas pouch filled with various artsy stuff, is mailed amound participants to make some creative goodness with…then the created art is given away in a random act of art to someone else!  The pouch gets filled back up with more creative stuff & then mailed again to the next participant to continue the creative cycle! You can follow the project’s adventure and see all the photos via the 6 Degrees of Creativity Facebook Page.

You can also view past travel updates here.

2015 Random Acts of Art Adventure Travel Update

Since the last travel update of the Random Acts of Art Adventure, the canvas pouch has arrived to two more countries!

The project spent the final month of 2014 in Singapore with Karen before heading to Shana in Australia:

Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of CreativityLots of creative goodness received from Tia and her students in India (!):

Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of Creativity

Stop 40: Bukit Batok, Singapore with Karen

The pouch then traveled over 3,000 miles to spend time with Shana in Sunrise Beach, Queensland, Australia…

Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of Creativity

Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of CreativityShana used the creative goodness she received from Karen to create an artful gift of kindness for a friend:

Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of CreativityAs 2015 gets underway, the Random Acts of Art Adventure now has only 20 stops left!

Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of CreativityThe pouch will continue its tour throughout Australia and is currently on its way to Putney, New South Wales:

Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of CreativityIn 2014, the Random Acts of Art Adventure traveled to 6 different countries, in addition to many US Midwest & Eastern, & Southern states. Check out some of the past travel updates from 2014 here:

Travel Update: Random Acts of Art Adventure Arrives to Italy!

Travel Update: Random Acts of Art Adventure Arrives to the UK!

Travel Update: Random Acts of Art Adventure Continues in Midwest

Acts of Art Adventure Finishes Tour in Canada, Heads to Midwest in US

It’s been over 2 years since participants originally signed up for this project and this journey has definitely included lots of patience, creativity, kindness, and delightful surprise so far…..  I can’t wait to see what the next 20 stops have to offer! 🙂

Happy 2015!

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About the project**: A 8 x 6 inch canvas pouch filled with various artsy stuff, is mailed amound participants to make some creative goodness with…then the created art is given away in a random act of art to someone else!  The pouch gets filled back up with more creative stuff & then mailed again to the next participant to continue the creative cycle! You can follow the project’s adventure and see all the photos via the 6 Degrees of Creativity Facebook Page.

Adventures in Creative Goodness Continues

The Random Acts of Art Adventure took a brief creative hiatus as International Art Therapist Tia Pleiman returned back from the US to her work with Create and Transform in India. Tia arrived back to Tamil Nadu and Aikiym School in Auroville last week, with artful greetings from our canvas pouch that traveled over 4,600 miles from Italy in September.

Enjoy these pictures sent by Tia as she and her students contributed to the project with lots of enthusiasm:

Adventures in Creative Goodness Continues | 6 Degrees of CreativityAdventures in Creative Goodness Continues | 6 Degrees of CreativityThe group used an old box from the studio and collaged it with the materials Michela in Italy sent in the pouch to make a “home” for puppets that one of the classes made right before Tia left for the US this summer.

Adventures in Creative Goodness Continues | 6 Degrees of CreativityThe group decided among themselves who wanted to work on the box and who wanted to help with the passport page for the book.

Adventures in Creative Goodness Continues | 6 Degrees of Creativity

Adventures in Creative Goodness Continues | 6 Degrees of Creativity Adventures in Creative Goodness Continues | 6 Degrees of CreativityAdventures in Creative Goodness Continues | 6 Degrees of CreativityWonderful to see these photos and all the art-making– Thank you to the students at Aikiym School and Tia for being a part of this adventure!

The pouch was filled up with new art goodies and packed up again this week for its next stop (#40!) to Karen in Singapore– Yay!

Adventures in Creative Goodness Continues | 6 Degrees of CreativityThere are about 20 more stops left in this adventure and I look forward to sharing more updates as it continues to travel and spread its creative goodness!

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Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of CreativityAbout the project**: A 8 x 6 inch canvas pouch filled with various artsy stuff, is mailed amound participants to make some creative goodness with…then the created art is given away in a random act of art to someone else!  The pouch gets filled back up with more creative stuff & then mailed again to the next participant to continue the creative cycle!  This project has 40+ more stops over the next 12 months (more or less!) to destinations in the US, Canada, Italy, the UK, India, Singapore, New Zealand, and Australia.

** Signing up for this project is now closed.

Catch up on all the travel updates from this adventure here.

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Travel Update: Random Acts of Art Adventure Arrives to Italy!

The creative whereabouts of the 6 Degrees of Creativity Random Acts of Art Adventure has artfully arrived to Italy from the UK- Yay!

Travel Update: Random Acts of Art Adventure Arrives to Italy! | 6 Degrees of CreativityThis tour of Italian creative goodness included two stops: the first to Lizzie in Novara and the other to Michela in Piario.

Travel Update: Random Acts of Art Adventure Arrives to Italy! | 6 Degrees of Creativity

Stop #37 in our Random Acts of Art Adventure!

From a post Lizzie shared on her artevolutions blog:

“It was such a surprise to receive it after it traveled such a long way…It reached so many art corners and within its content much art was/is and will be shared!!! Finally the Random Acts of Art Adventure touched based in my creative space last week….super exciting!!! It was incredible to find so much goodness in it…”

Travel Update: Random Acts of Art Adventure Arrives to Italy! | 6 Degrees of Creativity“There is the pouch’s fascinating journal/passport and then every single item is so infused with creative spirit that is way too contagious…Is beyond amazing to think about how many artists, places this special art pouch has reached and inspired… Being able to connect to those vibes is incredible!!!”

You can view more of Lizzie’s photos of the pouch, her contribution to the Creative Passport, and art she made in the spirit of the project here.

Travel Update: Random Acts of Art Adventure Arrives to Italy! | 6 Degrees of CreativityThe Random Acts of Art Adventure then traveled to Michela in Piario- Stop #38 (of 61) on this worldwide journey!

Travel Update: Random Acts of Art Adventure Arrives to Italy! | 6 Degrees of Creativity

Creative Goodness arrives for Michela

Travel Update: Random Acts of Art Adventure Arrives to Italy! | 6 Degrees of Creativity

Welcome note received by Michela from Lizzie.

Travel Update: Random Acts of Art Adventure Arrives to Italy! | 6 Degrees of Creativity

Michela holds the Creative Passport

Travel Update: Random Acts of Art Adventure Arrives to Italy! | 6 Degrees of Creativity

Creative Passport Inside Look

Thank you to Lizzie and Michela for these photos of the adventure!

The creative journey continues onto India next…. Safe travels to our canvas pouch & the creative goodness it will be delivering….  🙂

Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of CreativityAbout the project**: A 8 x 6 inch canvas pouch filled with various artsy stuff, is mailed amound participants to make some creative goodness with…then the created art is given away in a random act of art to someone else!  The pouch gets filled back up with more creative stuff & then mailed again to the next participant to continue the creative cycle!  This project has 40+ more stops over the next 12 months (more or less!) to destinations in the US, Canada, Italy, the UK, India, Singapore, New Zealand, and Australia.

** Signing up for this project is now closed.

Catch up on all the travel updates from this adventure here.