18.11.2017 - 19.11.2017
HANDSPINNING . CALLIGRAPHY . ETHICAL LIVING
As life rolls by, season after season, we long for Summer and hope to endure the Winter.
What if we were to embrace our winter seasons, the challenges, tensions and disappointments? How do we persevere through failure or overcome practical obstacles? Do we allow the physical limitations of our material or craft TO discourage us, or do we allow them to inspire our creativity?
As the owner of SMUG, a renown design shop in Islington, Lizzie knows first hand what it's like to run a business. Not only does Lizzie design, source for and run the shop, but she continues to work on collaborations and personal design projects.
Lizzie recently launched 'How To Curate Your Life- Work Life Balance for the Creative Entrepreneur.' Her podcasts hit the
i-tunes new and noteworthy the week of release.
Altogether, we feel Lizzie is the perfect lady to share what it looks like to persevere and embrace difficult seasons.
If you're already signed up to one of our workshops, you'll Get free entry to the embracing winter interview.
As part of our weekenD of workshops we are launching a new series of interviews.
We're inviting some of our favourite business owners, artists and entrepreneurs to discuss what it looks like to embrace the struggles that winter brings.
We'll be asking questions such as - 'What motivates us through difficult seasons?', 'How do we handle criticism?', 'Can work truly fulfil us?', 'Do we allow our own limitations, or those of our craft, to frustrate us, or to shape us?'
"I think as a culture we struggle to accept that we have limitations- that our bodies are frail, that our minds and emotions need tending to. My limitations might be a little more extreme than most people's, but I've definitely felt the pressure to perform, and do better, and act like I'm capable of more than I am. But at the end of the day, we all have limits... "
Christy is going to be joining our panel to talk about how she stays inspired through the challenges of running a business and grappling with a serious hearing loss.
Kate set up The Keep, an independent boutique in Brixton in 2013. Her vision being to reignite an appreciation of quality, craftsmanship and sustainability. Not only does Kate strive to achieve this through the clothes she sells to her customers, but also in the way she runs her business and her life.
We're inspired by the way Kate perseveres, relies on others were she can, continues to dream and chooses to live differently than many of her peers.