Hope during Covid-19

In this time of solitude and fear, we are cultivating joy, love and connection through daily videos spanning the topics of art, beauty and spirituality.  We are calling this project The Creative Pause; a creative pause is the action of taking a break from what you're doing and taking time to daydream.

Social Distancing Hope: The Creative Pause

What does a daily uplifting video have to do with jewelry? Well, everything, of course.

My friend, fellow small business owner and mother Susan Padron and I are feeling all the same things as you during this time of Covid-19 and social distancing - uncertainty, fear, loneliness. We have all the same needs - a need for hope, for joy, for connection amidst the chaos.

We want to offer out to you, our community, something hope-filled, a small respite in your day of overwhelm.  It is a gift to ourselves as much as a gift to you.  It is a daily video series called The Creative Pause.

Videos on Art, Beauty, Spirituality 

Each day's ZOOM video will offer a short reading and time to connect, and then we open up the floor to a creative colleague to share something - a talk or a demonstration - with all of you. From photography, to hair and makeup, to spiritual exercises and even tips on wine, these videos will span a wide range of topics and voices. They will be short, less than 40 minutes, and they'll bring a smile to your face.

Live ZOOM Videos & Recordings on YouTube

RAM Floral workshop

{Photo courtesy of RAM Floral and J. DePasquale Photography}

We've already had so many amazing guests, including Ilia Stranko of Spiritually Curious who led us in a meditation, Kylene Cleaver of Leave It To Me Photography who talked about finding inspiration and documenting the everyday, and Rebecca DePasquale of RAM Floral who created a stunning floral arrangement before our eyes and talked with us about the meaning you can infuse into the flowers you pick for your arrangements. You can find all of these videos and every future episode on our website

If you register once with ZOOM you will receive the link and can participate live. We will publish information on the topic of each call on social media and our websites as we move along, and the Creative Pause website will be launched very soon.

Each video is recorded and available on our website and YouTube channel for you to view or listen to at your leisure. 

Amidst Covid-19 Do Something Hopeful

We are all in this unprecedented time together. Let's not forget each day can offer joy. We hope The Creative Pause will provide some of that for you.