Hey, I’m Krista Kankula, owner/founder of Revel in the Mess, obsessor of pink (the shade/colour, NOT the singer, though I think she’s pretty cool too), vegan poutine and the CREATIVE PROCESS.
The moments where I’ve felt most creatively ALIVE and fulfilled have never come from staring at a screen or tapping away at the keyboard. They’ve come when I’m cozied up in a coffee shop I’ve never been to before or when I’m sitting in Victoria park while eating a chickpea salad sandwich on one of those cool, but warm enough to sit outside spring days. The ideas and colours flow out of me and onto the page when I’m sitting in the window at a Quebec Monastery staring out at the snow trickling down in the courtyard or sitting on the dock with the murky waters of Lake Noris below me.
Our creativity needs to be SPARKED. BUT LET’S FACE IT……We live in a world that would much prefer we stick to routines and staying attached to screens.
THIS is exactly why I created Sparks + Splatter, so we can take a stand, step away from the routines and screens to MAKE room for PLAY and CREATIVITY in our lives.
I can’t wait to see what we create together on April 12. I hope you’ll join me (and 35 other awesome people seeking more PLAY and CREATIVITY).
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Will you be hosting another Sparks + Splatter Creative Playdate this year?
While I’d love to host one of these every week or every day for that matter, THIS will be the only Sparks + Splatter playdate I host this year.
Can I pay the registration fee in instalments?
Yes, there is currently the option to pay in two instalments of $102. The first one is paid upon registration and the second payment is due on April 5.
What if I don’t consider myself creative?
Let me start by saying, I get where you’re coming from. I didn’t consider myself creative for a long time, I always had messy writing, my drawings we’re limited to 3D cubes and stick figures and still to this day I can’t cut straight with scissors and it irritates me. BUT what I’ve come to learn is that WE’RE ALL CREATIVE. It’s just that we need the chance to reconnect with our creativity. And often we also need to unlearn what we think creativity is. So often we limit creativity to someone who’s a talent painter, cartoonist, a novelist or playwright. But how we express our creativity really is limitless. Trust me, you are creative and Sparks + Splatter will help you reconnect with your creativity.
When you say “creative sparks + paint will fly”…how messy are we talking?
We’ll be participating in process art and painting activities, that being said the flying paint will be directed at the canvas and paper, not splattered around the room or on one another. We recommend you dress comfortably and if you’d prefer to be on the safe side where something you wouldn’t mind getting a touch (or two) of paint on. That is of course if you’re a messy painter like I am and even though you try to be neat, somehow you always get paint on yourself.
TOGETHER WE’LL ROCK THE HELL OUT OF REIGNITING YOUR CREATIVITY