Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Succulent/Packaging Workshop @Oracle

"Creative Collaboration is Awesome"
Alicia Silverstone 

I read somewhere that the best collaborations create something bigger than the sum of what each person can create on their own.  My recent experience helping and working together with my friend Jodi of Flourish to put on a Succulent Workshop for the Oracle Women's Leadership Team spoke to this very concept.   She taught how to beautifully compose a succulent arrangement and I followed up on her suggestion with a demonstration on how to creatively package the succulent plant utilizing simple, accessible materials.  Participants commented that a valuable take away and additional bonus was to learn the skill of making your own DIY succulent as gifts.  It was a great idea. Gauging by the enthusiastic, warm response we received by the 50 women who attended (with more on the waiting list!),  the collaboration was worthwhile and created a richer and more meaningful experience for everyone as a whole, not to mention it was so incredibly enjoyable!

"I think it is in collaboration that the nature of art is revealed."
Steve Lacy 

Succulent Making and Packaging Workshop

The opportunity to teach and share the value of honoring what you create and what you give through gift wrapping (simply, artfully and resourcefully) brings me joy.  
The most meaningful moments of the evening was the feedback received
of how the workshop ignited a creative spark, brought people together
and amplified the importance of "making" and  intentional gifting to the forefront. 

Nice to meet the women of OWL
Oracle's Women Leadership Team

Special thanks to Win Chang (center)
Organizer Extraordinaire
Cloud Accelerator Director and Oracle Women's Leadership Community Leader
(A serendipitous meeting indeed to learn you are the sister in law of my good friend Tracy!) 

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