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…..

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.

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.

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

Travel Update: The Random Acts of Art Adventure Arrives in the UK | 6 Degrees of Creativity

The Random Acts of Art Adventure travels 4000+ miles to the UK!

Just a few weeks ago, the Random Acts of Art Adventure left the US in Florida to begin its creative tour (stops 34-36) in the UK with Janette, Louise, and Bernadette:

Travel Update: The Random Acts of Art Adventure Arrives in the UK | 6 Degrees of Creativity

The creative goodness stash that arrived to Janette on the Isle of Wight

Travel Update: The Random Acts of Art Adventure Arrives in the UK | 6 Degrees of Creativity

Janette’s lovely addition to the pouch’s Creative Passport

Travel Update: The Random Acts of Art Adventure Arrives in the UK | 6 Degrees of CreativityJanette created this series of Random Acts of Art using supplies she received in the pouch, along with her own materials.  These 6 altered bingo cards (picture above: front, picture below: back) will be abandoned by Janette over the next couple of months for people to discover and enjoy. 🙂Travel Update: The Random Acts of Art Adventure Arrives in the UK | 6 Degrees of CreativityAfter its stop on the Ilse of Wight, the pouch traveled to Louise in Highbridge, Somerset:

Travel Update: The Random Acts of Art Adventure Arrives in the UK | 6 Degrees of Creativity

Creative Greetings from Louise in Highbridge, Somerset!

Travel Update: The Random Acts of Art Adventure Arrives in the UK | 6 Degrees of Creativity

Snapshots from Louise of her Creative Passport page & Random Acts of Art Treasure!

 Louise created a bookmark and card for Bernadette with some of creative offerings she received in the pouch before mailing it on to her in Burwell, Cambridgeshire.

Travel Update: Random Acts of Art Adventure Arrives to the UK | 6 Degrees of Creativity

Stop #36 is a creative visit with Bernadette in Cambridgeshire, UK

What a wonderful tour of creative goodness our pouch has experienced in the UK- Thank you Janette, Louise, and Bernadette!

The Random Acts of Art Adventure heads to Italy next…. 26 more stops and 5 countries left to go…. Stay tuned!

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

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.

 

July 2014 Travel Update: Random Acts of Art Adventure

The Random Acts of Art Adventure continues to travel along, with 5 new stops and making it past the mid-way point on its tour of creativity, generosity, and kindness!

In the past 30 days, the canvas pouch of creative goodness has visited Tennessee, North Carolina, Mississippi, and Florida:

July Travel Update: Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of Creativity

Creative Greetings from Tennessee

July Travel Update: Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of Creativity

Art is Close to My Heart: Janie’s contribution to the Creative Passport Book

July Travel Update: Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of Creativity

Packed up and ready for travel to Raleigh, North Carolina!

July Travel Update: Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of Creativity

Hello from North Carolina!

The pouch’s visit with Eva in Raleigh was stop #30— a big halfway milestone for this canvas pouch…. From this point: 31 more stops, 6 more countries, and 10 more US states to go!

July Travel Update: Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of Creativity

Eva’s addition to the Creative Passport Book

July Travel Update: Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of Creativity

Ready to travel to Mississippi!

July Travel Update: Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of Creativity

Greetings from Mississippi and Sr. Alies!

July Travel Update: Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of Creativity

Sock monkeys in Sr. Alies’ creative space enjoy the creative goodness!

 After visiting Sr. Alies’ studio in Mississippi, the pouch traveled to Tracy & then to Jackie in Florida:

Hello from Tracy in Fernandina Beach, Florida!

Hello from Tracy in Fernandina Beach, Florida!

Tracy's art inspired by the pouch!

Tracy’s art inspired by the pouch!

July Travel Update: Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of Creativity

Creative Goodness arrives to Jackie in Fort Walton Beach, Florida!

Thanks to Janie, Eva, Sr. Alies, Tracy, and Jackie for their creative contributions on this part of the tour.  🙂

The Random Acts of Art Adventure will be heading to the UK next! Yay!

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!  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.

Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of Creativity** Signing up for this project is now closed.

June 2014 Travel Update: Random Acts of Art Adventure

It’s been very active past month for the 6 Degrees of Creativity Random Acts of Art Adventure! During the month of May, the project had 4 stops across three different states: Indiana, Maryland, and Virginia:

Stop #25 with Julie in Indiana:

June Travel Update: Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of Creativity

Creative Goodness with Julie in Georgetown, Indiana

June Travel Update: Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of CreativityJulie was excited to receive many vintage items in her stash of creative goodness from Heather in Illinois and made art that would be given away as door prizes at the next Corn Island Steampunk Society!

Stop #26 with Suzanne in Maryland:

June Travel Update: Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of Creativity

Creative goodness with Suzanne in Dunkirk, Maryland

Suzanne is creating little books for the Tandem Typewriter II Tour for the little libraries that they are creating across country and hopefully some creative goodness from this stash can be used for this project!

June Travel Update: Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of Creativity

Suzanne’s Creative Passport Page

The adventure continued onward to Paula for another stop in Maryland:

June Travel Update: Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of Creativity

June Travel Update: Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of Creativity

Creative Goodness with Paula in Gaithersburg, Maryland

June Travel Update: Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of Creativity

Paula’s Creative Passport Page

Paula’s Creative Passport page is dedicate to Giusto Constantino, her paternal Great-grandfather.  Paula shares, “That is him sitting on the stoop of his home in NYC.  He was Sicilian and when ever anything went wrong and someone complained about it he reminded you that, “These are the things that happen to the living.”  In Sicilian it is, “Queste cose succedono ai vivi.”  …and my feeling is that ART is for the living.”

Stop #28 with Debbie in Virginia:

June Travel Update: Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of Creativity

Creative Goodness with Debbie in Mavisdale, Virginia

 

June Travel Update: Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of Creativity

Debbie’s Creative Passport Page

This past month also saw the safe return of the pouch’s Creative Passport (thank you Julie!).  As reported in my last travel update, the Passport Book was full from the previous 24 stops.  The Creative Passport was returned to 6 Degrees of Creativity Headquarters and a new book was mailed to Indiana to artfully document the remainder of the adventure!

June Travel Update: Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of CreativityCheck out this short video of the Creative Passport and the pages created from July 2013-April 2014 throughout the US and Canada:

Next on the pouch’s travel agenda is to head south in the US!  Yay!

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.