Co-Creative Sessions: Making Friends with Your Work
August 31 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Making Friends with Your Work explores the things that block us creatively and the reasons we stop working (even when we know we want to!). Through imagery, conversation, and writing, Making Friends with Your Work will help you understand your own blocks and find paths out of them.
Making Friends with Your Work focuses on the reasons we stop working creatively. We look at the myriad blocks we encounter, ask insightful and probing questions for attendees to answer, and engage together in a deep exploration of the facets of our creative work. We will use imagery, writing prompts, insightful questions, and supportive conversation to examine where we are, what blocks us, how to make friends with those blocks, and how to better understand our creative path.
Co-Creative Sessions is a free and accessible online series geared to enrich, educate and connect creatives through a series of workshops and training sessions. New Bedford is the home of artists, creatives, change makers, designers, entrepreneurs and community enthusiasts and the Co-Creative Session embraces the pulse that makes New Bedford so unique while expanding our knowledge and connections!
Funded by MassDevelopment/TDI and the Barr Foundation, this program is one component of a broader “TDI Creative Cities” initiative to boost arts-based economic development.
Midori Evans, founder of Midori Creativity (Midori Creativity: Creativity Consulting), believes in a world full of creative expression with people who celebrate their creativity every day. Her creativity-coaching business offers individual coaching, group workshops, and community projects to encourage that connection. A lifelong creative explorer, Midori loves to travel and is a gifted writer, photographer, musician, and educator, drawing on the inspiration of the natural world in her work.
Midori recently curated Meditations on Landscape, a text-imagery exhibition of the creative process and one’s home landscape. She currently runs Artists Share! (Artists Share), a monthly artist critique group, and seasonal Artist’s Way group classes (Artist’s Way). Look for her creativity exercises in The Creativity Workbook for Coaches and Creatives, edited by Eric Maisel and her chapters in Transformational Journaling for Coaches, Therapists, and Clients: A Complete Guide to the Benefits of Personal Writing and the upcoming The Great Book of Journaling: How Journal Writing Can Support a Life of Wellness, Creativity, Meaning and Purpose both edited by Lynda Monk and Eric Maisel.