a place of warmth, the Makerie is a creative retreat for everyone, a time to play, a place to find quiet, a setting to be inspired, a space to learn, a loving creative community, a gathering you might never forget.
The warmest welcome to the Makerie! I’m really glad you’re here! It’s hard to believe four years have passed since this adventure began, but I can still say this journey began in pre-school where we were given endless opportunities to explore our creativity. Every child was an artist and I fell in love with making things by hand.
Even now, when I sit by a cozy fire with a pair of knitting needles or illustrate a tiny lunch note for my two small children, I enter another world. A place where all is calm, the ‘to do’ lists and worries melt away, and I feel peaceful.
Using my hands to make something reminds me to slow down and brings me back to the simple life I love. A professional artist I am not, nor am I a majorly skilled crafter or design degree holder, but am simply someone who has a deep love for all things creative.
It is often hard to find time for creativity in our increasingly busy lives and the heart of the Makerie is to give people the precious creative time so many of us are craving.
Creativity is an everlasting gift and when you let it into your life, you look at the world in brand new ways, you become more playful, and dreams you never imagined are suddenly real possibilities.
I, myself, have always been a dreamer and am the most inspired by people who follow their dreams too. This has been an incredible adventure that continues to teach me more than I ever thought, but one of the most important lessons I’ve learned is that anything is possible if you follow your heart. There is always a way. Creating the Makerie is surely a dream come true for me and if I can, in any way, inspire someone else to go after their dreams too, then this is what the Makerie is all about.