Unravel the red thread Scholarship Contest

September 17, 2012

As women, we need to take time to hear the message from inside and listen to the call. Take space to breath, to laugh, to learn and savor the stories of other like minded souls.

When was the last time you sat down to really think about the women who inspired you on your creative journey?
And – have you taken the time lately to thank them? to tell them how much their support means to you and how much you love them?

In putting together the Create Explore Discover Retreat, it gave me a lot of time to reflect on the women that inspired me – the women that gave me the courage to become an entrepreneur, to believe in my creative soul and journey on this earth.

Remember back to when you were a kid and the teacher sat you in a circle to talk about connecting, being kind and supporting the others in your group or class? Imagine she has a ball of yarn and tells you that she is going to toss you the yarn while still holding on to the end. Once you receive the yarn, you are also going to hold on to a piece while picking the next person to toss it to. This goes on and on until everyone is holding a piece of the yarn in their hands.

The object of this game is see how we are all connected by this special web and that the things we say and do affect us all in some way or another.

The Create Explore Discover Art Retreat is a similar connection and a place where you too can become a part of a special web of kindness, support and love along your creative path.

As the growth of the retreat continues it has become even more evident to me that there is a growing need to provide a place where this support can be nurtured in our life’s journey.

To become each others “red thread” on the path and to acknowledge each others special journey is the goal.

This years retreat leaders were selected because they all embody these values and strive for them in their own daily lives. Lisa Congdon, Mati McDonough, Alessandra Cave and Anne Weil are an extension of the red thread and of the space I want to offer as you move forward in your own life’s pursuits.

To continue unraveling the red thread and connecting all of us, it is my honor to present the first ever:

Unraveling The Red Thread Scholarship

The scholarship is my way of saying thank you for all the support and love that I have received through my own creative journey.

The scholarship will be presented to two women through a nomination and essay selection process. The essay should be about a woman who inspired you.

Who Inspired Me:

When I first began to play around with the idea of how I could give back to the women in my community, I went straight to one of my own female creative mentors, Marisa Anne from Creative Thursday.  How Marisa shares her message of living creatively and with integrity are driving forces behind where I am today in my own life and business. Last year at the retreat, Marisa discussed the concept of the red thread and how as women we continually strive for a deeper connection with one another.

The thread grows and continues throughout life and weaves together a community which provides an opportunity for growth, connection and sustaining relationships.

Who has inspired you?  Share your story about how the red thread weaves through your life.


Contest Rules:

  • Write a 400 word or less essay on a woman who has inspired you in your own life’s journey and why you feel that person would benefit from attending this years retreat.
  • submit the essay to hello@red-line-design.com in a .pdf format
  • in the email provide your name and your friends name.
  • provide the best way to reach you if you win.
  • you will be notified via email on Saturday, September 22 if you have won.
  • winners will also be announced on facebook, twitter and redlinedesign® website

Also, everyone who spreads the word will be entered to win the:  


Red Thread Creativity Care Package

All participants will have the opportunity to win a package full of exciting items from the instructors and redlinedesign®.

All the items are designed with the retreat in mind and include:

  • a set of 3 Cahier Pocket Plain Moleskine notebooks
  • a special treat from Alessandra Cave
  • a special treat from Anne Weil
  • a package of Sharpie Pens
  • a $25.00 gift card to the redlinedesign® shop;  you pick any item of your choosing for $25.00 from the shop.

All packaged especially for create explore discover art retreat.

In order to be eligible for the retreat package:

  • log in via facebook or your email address to enter giveaway
  • select the item/items you would like to participate in from the list below
  • complete the task and then click the green enter button in the box
  • follow the instructions and
  • you will be automatically entered to win the Red Thread Creativity Care Package

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Winner will be chosen at random and announced on Monday, September 24.

Take a moment for yourself today and think of who has inspired you on your own journey. I look forward to hearing your stories.

Together, let’s unravel the red thread and create the connection and support we’re all looking for in our creative journeys.

who has inspired you? now is the time to take a minute to thank the women that have given you support, love, and kindness.

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