Why do we create? Or yearn for a deeper application of our lives and work?
Speaking at the Creative Workshop that we organized on December 2nd, renowned Artist & Illustrator, Data Oruwari taught a 50+ class of creatives in Lagos, Nigeria about how to discover and apply their art/creativity regardless of what they do and where they work.
Using her cocktail of experiences, self-journey, and creative expression, Data led the creative workshop into a journey of question-based map for each participant to deeply understand the essence and importance of their work. The creatives got to have a heartful and interactive session, deeply connecting with who they are and understanding how their gifts can serve the greater good. The world we live in today needs less hate and more magic; artists are the last breed of magicians alive.
The workshop with Data Oruwari was filled with sheets of Bingo cards, pencils, and a presentation board, through which participants created and realigned their creative process.
“It was reflective. It was more of soul searching and ways to recognize your purpose when passion seems to fade away. It was self-awakening.” says Fashion Illustrator & photographer, Busayotomi
“I love that she made us take some time out to think about what inspires us to create and why we want to create in the first place.” says Olabinjo, Digital Marketer & Community Manager.
With photography by Eyo Inameti and refreshing cocktails from Absolut, it was amazing being in an exciting atmosphere of artists and creative people of different artistic languages brought together in one space.