The inspiration for Gather was sparked by a dream in 2019:
I heard a voice say, “I gave you raw materials. Go. Make. Play.”
I responded, “Like what?”
The voice said, “Mud.”
I asked, “What does that even mean?”
Then I saw a vision of neatly organized writing products in bright yellow. I woke up in the middle of the night, wrote those exact words on my phone, and thought, “That’s another mysterious note from God.”
Around this time, I was hosting a monthly prayer gathering with artists and entrepreneurs at my design studio, Little Fury Design. I called it “Gather.”
This “Gather” became a sacred time of sharing, of praying, of encouraging, and of fueling each other’s spirits. It also prompted collaborations between the artists who came to pray.
After the pandemic hit, I felt a stronger urge to build what Gather could be, regardless of how we could meet. It became clear that this community and collaboration we were finding as artists is actually one that is accessible and powerful for all people, regardless of background or career. A few of the initial artists agreed to share their unique crafts—as our first Gather Artists. And Gather’s purpose solidified: we are a community through making.
I pray that every Gather Session slows you down and stretches you in ways unexpected. And I pray that with every connection you form with another person through this process of making, there will be growth, healing, and even transformation that will ripple through your life.
I believe that every human has a creative potential that is waiting to be tapped or exploded. I believe we are all made in order to make. Gather is a space where you can explore various spheres of making with others.
Come. Make. Play.