Above is a video of me sharing with you some news about the SQUAMLOVE Community site that is now open and ready for YOU!
What is SQUAMLOVE Community?
NO ADS. NO ALGORITHMS
You could call it a private facebook, but there are no ads, no algorithms — so for me, it feels like a favourite coffee shop meets art studio. And because this is open to ALL, it is a global (online) neighborhood hangout with space for people to break off into their own groups, host events, share articles, photos, videos. If you want to offer classes, promote your work, create your own circles, you can do all of that and more.
It is designed for creatives so you will find places dedicated to ART, FIBER & TEXTILE LOVE, PHOTOGRAPHY, POETRY + WRITING, GARDENING, COOKING, but there is also a focus for PARENTING, TRANSITIONS, WELLNESS and SELF-COMPASSION. And that is just to start.
The beauty of this space is that it is YOURS to create.
Below is a peek into just a little bit of what is waiting for you.
Over the years I have been asked to bring Squam online and I always shook it off because I truly felt that the Squam magic happens when we are all together in nature. But, given the world and how isolated people are — 40% of people who attend Squam come from outside the States and won’t be able to safely travel this year to join us at the lake, not to mention the economic impact the pandemic has wrought upon millions — genuine connection, meaningful conversation and the chance to take our creativity in new directions is needed, now more than ever.
As is the very clear need for strong, well-connected,
deeply nourished community.
I’m also kind of thrilled that, because it is online, it presents an opportunity for everyone who wants to join into this circle to have the opportunity to and that is what pushed me to make it happen.
So, if you want to check it out: CLICK HERE
Interested in applying for one of the 20 membership SCHOLARSHIPS that are available? Simply email either of our community partners (TILA and SEEDS). Be sure to put SQUAMLOVE SCHOLARSHIP in the subject line!
EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com
25 JANUARY UPDATE: the giveaway winners are:
LISA Llewelyn McGovern
Oh, one more thing. The names of the first 100 people who sign up will be put into a drawing. Three names will be pulled and each person will receive a celebratory SQUAMLOVE bundle. In the bundle will be:
- a custom GLEENA ceramic SQUAM tumbler
- a vintage SQUAM work apron
- a 2015 SQUAM tote bag designed by Susy Pilgrim-Waters
- a copy of LEGACY: Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance by Nikki Grimes
- a copy of GATHER by Octavia Raheem
- a 2010 publication: the Squam Art Workshops JOURNAL
We will ship this bundle to wherever you are! 🙂
So. That’s all the news I have for you this day.
Sending you big love and wishes for more ease, more comfort and more silliness in your day.