As her project in Landmark’s Self-Expression and Leadership Program, ‘Creativity Unleashed’, Lipi Vora organized a Painting Night for women in Serenity house, an addiction recovery house in Framingham, Massachusetts. The event was held on 16th July 16th from 6 to 8 pm.
Vora describes the event:
“The women loved it and seeing them inspired to paint was just amazing. The best part was when the ladies mentioned that they were inspired to paint more often. Some of them were painting for the first time and still were doing so well. It was just beautiful.”
Vora used Facebook to collect donations to collect the necessary art supplies for everyone participating.
“What I envisioned was a painting event where everyone just comes together and paints,” she said. “Personally, I love painting and think that it is freeing. Everyone would have their own canvas and just paint along with me. Mindful painting, where we just paint our heart out.”
“Without an event like this, women, including myself get so caught up in what we have to do in our day to day life that we forget our creative side. And painting, would be a medium to just express ourselves and come in touch with that creativity.”
Vora plans to scale the event up up so that more shelter houses can participate in the future.