17 12 17 - the new numbers of courage.
This weekend, C O L O U R E T R E A T was a wrap that concluded in a bunch of warm hearts and gorgeous art.
2017 has been an incredible year of both highs and lows; every high tattooed on different parts of my heart and every moment of low a lesson of perspective, strength and hope.
Coming back from the dreamy Sydney stint meant a conscious decision to live out all that I learnt in my time there. It also meant finding a new home and space for my now bigger heart and braver dreams. And so, with the help of some of the best people in the world, C O L O U R E T R E A T happened.
My deepest desire for it was to connect people together, and hopefully if the year hasn't felt or looked as beautiful as the expectations on the first page of their 2017 diaries, that they would have a chance to create something beautiful in the session and realise that we have more in our hands than we often feel.
Before it gets buried in the grid, thanks Jared for being the first "yes" to my little dream. For availing your GORGEOUS space for this session and making it hard for me to retract my idea (HAHA.)
Thanks Boo, for loving on the people with your epic cold brew... For getting the glass bottles and spending the nights after your insane day schedule to filter the coffee. And Ruthe for creating the cutest labels!
Thanks to every person that sent me your prayers and texts before the 17th; for praying up such an effortless afternoon and for showing me in your own ways that you were and always will be rooting for my dreams - regardless of scale hehe.
Thank you for investing time, your stories and your heart into this intimate little session Ally, Haixin, Pearle, Caris, Tim, Jeralyn, Stooffi, Xue Han. For being the first of many more. You made my heart so full!
Thanks to everyone else that sent your love and interest in coming (it was more encouraging to my blue heart than you'll imagine ever) - hoping we'll find a larger space next year so that more people can come and join in the colour x
FINALLY. Saving this mega appreciation for LUCY - who troopered the whole way with me, running about to transport canvases, paints and everything needed for the day. For really having my back the whole time and for dispensing car rides, encouragement, endless laughter and the list goes on. Wouldn't have been able to pull off COLOURETREAT without you FAM.
All this to say, it does take a village to make a dream happen. Till the next one in 2018???? Spreading wuv and good vibes hehe