My dear friend Sarah and I like to host DIY Project Parties every so often to create a space of purposeful time together with other women in our lives. I find that having a date on the calendar and a pretty project to do helps me be intentional about relationships outside our home, and I always find myself so thankful to have connected with all the gals who show up to the parties.
Last night, we hosted a Jewelry-Making party at Sarah’s home, and everyone made a few little pretty things to take come. The projects are fun, but for me, it is so much more about the time together, and honestly, I don’t know the first thing about making jewelry. Sarah took a trip to the bead store in advance shared supplies with everyone who came. What a gal! She made this cute little table display to show off the beads, and people arrived, they started creating.
I love seeing other people engage in creative work. It might be a simple project or an involved one, but seeing them think about how to bring their vision to life in a personal piece of art is fascinating for me. It is interesting to me that everyone start with the same materials, and the creations they end up with are all so different from each other…a celebration of our unique personalities and perspectives. If you’ve felt isolated or disconnected from people you care about, think about putting something on your calendar to get those people together! Time together is such a gift.