Thank you so much everyone who joined us at today's Gifts for Neighbours workshop! What a lovely group of creative folks.
We designed and created our own stamps to decorate bags with vibrant patterns. Once the bags were stamped, filled with treats, and labelled, participants took them home to give to a neighbour, friend, or community member. In this way the effects of the workshop will spread outwards, building positive interactions between neighbours, sparking moments of delight, and inviting us to investigate how we can use creativity and playfulness to connect with our community.
Many beautiful patterns were created. I loved watching each art piece grow more and more colourful and layered.
Some stamps were bold simple shapes, other were detailed and delicate.
One efficient participant made a beautiful stamp from other people's tiny scraps!:
And this clever artist figured out how to create stamps with multiple parts, allowing images with multiple colours!:
We had lots of treats on hand to fill up our bags.
I wonder who all the lucky recipients will be?