An invitation to go on a journey with me to rekindle your creativity. If you are feeling unsure of how to find the path to joyful creativity or have lost that path as life took over, join me on this 4-day voyage, designed to help you reconnect with your creative self.
Through simple mindful stitch practices, you will be invited to explore self-awareness, self inquiry and self-compassion, paying attention to that which fills you up.
Together, we will travel this creative journey towards finding a more joyful and creative you.
Are you feeling any of this?
- Lost and directionless
- Stuck in a rut
- Burdened by the need to make things 'perfect'
- Battling with inner critics
- Scared to take the next step
- Struggling to find time for creativity
- Overwhelmed by the busy-ness of life
If you are, this is for you! This is a journey towards finding your mojo through being immersed in playful explorations without judgement, experimenting in a safe space and supported by a warm & loving community.
Ekta Kaul is a textile artist known for her narrative maps that explore places, history and belonging through stitch. She works on public and private commissions and her work is held in several permanent collections including at the Crafts Council, Liberty of London, the Gunnersbury Museum and those of private collectors. Ekta teaches at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London and Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge as well as internationally. She has received awards from the Crafts Council and the Arts Council England and was the winner of 2021 Cockpit Arts Textile Prize. She works from her studio at Cockpit Arts in Bloomsbury, London.
We will explore a series of creative prompts together over four art-filled days, each designed to ignite your creative spark.
We will gather online for The Artful Stitch. You will receive a daily prompt in an email along with a link to join me live on Facebook in a private group, where we will explore our daily prompts through mark making and stitches. .
You can join from anywhere in the world, all curious beings with or without creative experience are welcome in this space.
Links and details will be shared exclusively with those who enroll. If you miss a day, you will be able to catch up with the session recordings. You will have access till Nov 3rd.
We will spend time setting an intention to connect with your your creative voice, learning to trust it and nurturing it and make our way to charting a course towards that horizon.
What we take along with us on our journey matters. In this session, we will explore your non-negotiable creative journey essentials and the baggage that you need to let go of for a lighter, more joyful voyage.
Journeys are made richer by companions. We will acknowledge and celebrate our travel companions : courage and connections kindred through stitches.
Each step in this journey takes you closer to recorgnising your own voice and expressing your own way of looking at the world. On the final day, we will explore creative stitch practice as a transformative habit that leads us to joy and fulfilment.
By immersing you in judgement-free explorations, this experience will set you up for making richer, more nuanced work
Your will learn to use stitches to express your ideas and evoke feelings
Easy to follow steps that you will learn here will lead you to making your original work of art.
By taking a deeper dive into what YOU find joyful, you will forge a stronger connection with your work.
"This gives me kind of a purpose when stitching, it feels like play, it gives me the space to create without the pressure of needing to be something."
“Oh, it's this beautiful gathering of creative people all working together on their individual projects held by the kindness, warmth and expertise of Ekta. So much joy and kindness in this group!”
“I refer to Ekta as my creative coach! The idea of an artistic voice is new to me and the experience in our group has opened new doors for me. Ekta shares her inspiration as an artist and has a well-organized plan to teach and inspire each of us on our own journey. I love each step of the adventure ”
Thank you for your interest. Doors for Soothing Stitch Circle are open till midnight Tuesday 2 Nov 2021.