Call it November with Pecan Pie and Creative Conundrums


Our Lexicon Artist, Caroline Wilder founder of IDunn, seen here with her beautiful friend. (Hug a tree if you haven't already)


Things are getting cozy around here as we settle into colder mornings and earlier sunsets.

We’re still riding high from the beauty of last month’s events:

Fahari Wambura’s Herstory was intimate and empowering -- her journey from sewing a single skirt to owning two brick and mortar stores reminded us to trust ourselves, take leaps of faith, and accept opportunities that arise even in their imperfection.

Now in its seventh iteration, Tailspinning started up again with vigor -- the largest group of writers yet! If you’d like to be a part of the next session, which begins in February 2019, keep a look out for sign ups going live in December.

Our first installment of The Werk-It Workshop featured gooey pecan pie, a few bottles of wine, and nurturing feedback on a diverse range of creative conundrums. We’re quickly finding these Womens Workplace get-togethers necessary for both our art and spirits as we get to know each other more deeply. Any women looking for a supportive place to bounce ideas around are welcome to sign up for the November 14th meeting. For a less structured social gathering, come to our next Wine + Unwind on Wednesday November 28th. As always, admission is included for Full Star WWP Members.

Speaking of Womens Workplace (WWP), we are absolutely thrilled to host WWP member Frances Vigna’s six-week (three separate workshops, each composed of two sessions), donation-based Creative Professionalization Series. The first workshop, “Forming a Personal Statement,” takes place on Tuesday November 6th (voting day!), and will help artists and creative entrepreneurs learn to articulate their creative practice confidently and clearly -- sign up for one or all three while there’s still space.

At our Community Conversation with O+ Festival in Kingston in October, we talked about social innovation while viewing murals in progress. The following week got to learn about the history and best practices of Oil Paint with artist/educator and O+ founder Joe Concra and take home samples of much adored Williamsburg oils paints.

Don’t miss out on our last FREE Community Conversation of the season on Sunday November 18th at Bard College -- we’ll walk and talk about the possibilities of education. Related book titles from our Reading List include: Deschooling Society by Ivan Illich, Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope by bell hooks, and Art as Experience by John Dewey.

If you haven’t yet, head over to our online journal Lex*i*con to peep an interview with Caroline Wilder, creator of Idunn, whose current inquiries are driven by this mantra: “We need a world of consumption in resonance with our hearts.”