Creative Cats

About a month ago I attended an event held by West Coast Creative Company.  The company (run by Tara of Suburble and Crystal of Sew Creative below with the sheep) hosts creative events for bloggers every couple of months.  Besides being a fun night of hanging out with other bloggers, there were great sponsors, eats, wine, and grab bags! Seriously a win-win-win kind of night:)

Tara and Crystal with Counting Sheep and Sky  Marcano

The event was held at the 4 Cats Gallery in Kerrisdale. We started off listening to inspiring talks by Deland of Counting Sheep Coffee and Sky Marcano of the Mandala Sky clothing line (right above). While listening to them share their business success stories, we were treated to tastes of Milestone’s fall menu (delicious) and glasses of Haywire wine (oh so fine:).

Food and wine ii

Then the creativity began. Simone, the owner of 4 Cats Kerrisdale, gave us all a canvas and a palate of paint. Step-by-step, she guided us through creating a painting of flowers inspired by the stylings of Van Gogh. Between strokes of paint brushes we chatted, tweeted, laughed, and, yes the wine may have played a role, a few of us even sang.

Creative Cats

All of the above beautiful photos were taken by Lindsay Faber Photography.

Moo and the BearOne highlight of the night for me was meeting the creative force behind Moo and the Bear jewelry. I have admired her jewelry for a while.  Just to put it out there, official Christmas list request: one of her necklaces with initial tags and beads for each of my children (like photo left but on one chain). The super funny thing was I knew her! We used to teach together.  It was a “small world” moment.  Also, I just love when someone follows a creative dream and finds success.  All the best to you!!  (Photo from FB page).

At the end of this fabulous night we got sent home with a swag bag.  I’m that kid who was just as excited about the loot bag as the actual party so you can imagine how excited I was to get an adult loot bag!  It contained:

WCC 13

(Thanks to Jamie from So Much Better With Age for her  beautiful gift bag photo!)

Lastly, here are my photos of our final products:

Creative Cats paintings

So, West Coast Creative, just waiting for the next event!

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13 Responses to Creative Cats

  1. These are really great photographs. It looks like it was a lot of fun! I’m gonna go check out all the links now!

  2. This looks like it was SUPER fun!!! I must get in on the next event 🙂 xo

  3. arieanna says:

    I love that they threw a party for adults!! So fun

  4. salmadinani says:

    Great recap Renata, it was such a fun night!!

  5. Bonnie Way says:

    WOW! That looks like a totally AWESOME night! Makes me wish I lived closer so I could go too… or I should really start hoping hubby gets that job in Van soon! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  6. Wish I could have made it to this one. The first one was a blast, hope to make it to the next 🙂

  7. shaunna13 says:

    Such a fun night and such a pleasure to meet you !!

  8. Tara says:

    It was such a fun night! I’m so glad you could make it, Renata! (And how funny that you and Eleanor knew each other! What a small world!)

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