So last week, Rhiannon and I were chatting. Specifically about how we both needed to draw more. And further, that we should draw together. And that we should invite other creative ladies in our lives to join us. We wound up with two pros (Rhiannon and crazy talented visiting Nat) and a wonderful group of incredibly creative lady friends (including singers!). Under the shade of the very hospitable Rambutan’s Phnom Penh Resort on a bright and cool Sunday in the city, we ordered tasty things, delicious leftover birthday cake was had, all pastels and coloured pencils came out. And most importantly, we planned for future crafternoons. It was really the perfect thing.
I’m naturally easily distracted. Especially if I have a new toy with me. So I was more than eager to shoot all the creating that was happening around me.
This afternoon was inspired by Leah Reena Goren’s new book, Ladies’ Drawing Night. I’m a huge fan of her work. Alongside fellow illustrators, Julia Rothman and Rachael Cole, I love their push for this collaborative creativity. We brought together a bunch of beautiful women, some of our dearest friends, some of whom had never met each other. I was bursting with excitement watching new friendships form and hearing a desire for more events like these to happen. (Because I tend to be that creepy fly on the wall). To be in this company of women? Epic.
Rhiannon lead the session with timed drawing exercises surrounding a theme. Your crazy uncle! High heels! Feet! The person sitting across from you! You have 3 minutes! Go!! Check out what Rhiannon can do in that tiny speck of time.
Wherever you are, I definitely recommend grabbing a bunch of your buddies, and spending a few hours letting your creative freak flag fly and discovering a side that doesn’t typically come out over just a glass of wine.
All photos by Tiffany Tsang. Please request permission for use. Cait + Tiff are not liable for any pastel-related clothing stains.