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Creating with Our Creator

made. attendees enjoying a painting project

                  made. attendees enjoying a painting project

Creative, transforming, renewing, connecting, refreshing, nourishing, loving, safe, non-competitive, inviting, honoring, joyful, prayerful, inclusive, engaging and celebrating;

these are just some of the words that describe a made. Gathering.

We celebrate being creative by praying, writing, painting, drawing, designing and decorating.

As we create, we find ourselves connecting deeply with our Creator God.We see ourselves as creating alongside our Creator, partaking in His sacred identity.

Join us Saturday, October 15th, 2016 for our fall made. Gathering at our a new venue this year, the Old Town Music Society. Come to be refreshed, renewed, nourished and transformed.

Marion~Teacher & Creative Team Member





It was time, time to head outta town.

We needed to getaway to focus, plan, and dream. The Creative Team at made. headed out to a quaint little village called Leavenworth,  in the beautiful Cascades of the Pacific Northwest. Our purpose was to spend time together encouraging, praying and planning our next amazing fall gathering.

We arrived at our destination and to our surprise and delight, our cabins were right on the Wenatchee  River.32b21632-a942-447f-bfa1-cd2da1f5d6f6


What an amazing weekend we had dreaming together. You will be in for a treat this fall and I couldn’t be more excited about what we have got in store for you dear attendees! One of which is our new Facebook page. Take a  look at  it HERE. We will be updating this along with our blog as the Fall Creative Gathering gets closer. Keep checking in with us, we don’t want you to miss a thing!

Here are some pictures from this weekend enjoy.




Marion, LaVaughn, Heather, Michelle, Sara, Cindy

If you would like us to contact you about our Fall Gathering fill in the contact information and we will send you details.

Thanks for inquiring!

~ Heather- made. Dreamer, Leader, Teacher



“Turn your wounds into wisdom.”

~Oprah Winfrey

Simple yet poignant. This is something we will be thinking on as we explore our own stories at this fall’s made. A Creative Gathering.

Space is limited and there are a few spots left, don’t delay. Click HERE for online registration. Registration will close Tuesday Oct. 13th.

I look forward to seeing you there.

~ Heather

Something to Think About

The Dark and Light of Fall

The light of change and our hope

The light of change and our hope


As I look out my window, I see a glorious fall day, and I am uplifted by this beauty.  Two or three months from now, I will be slogging through the wet darkness we call Puget Sound winter, and I will miss the vibrancy of today.  Yet God has shown me that He works in both sunlight and darkness.  That is our amazing hope.
This fall our creative work in made. focuses on the contrast between light and darkness, pain and joy–and how God produces beauty by using both. Our own artistry does the same when we follow Him.  Join us as we explore our stories together at our next gathering on October 17.  Register now HERE!~ Connie

What Others are saying about our Creative Gatherings



“It was a rich day for me and very fulfilling. I felt refreshed and inspired. And I desperately needed the break from my other life. The team and participants were lovely in every way.”~ Sheila 

“…lovely and inviting! I loved the open door to the garden near the food table. Beautifully displayed food. Really loved eating off the glass snack plates-retro!”~ T.


“What a relaxing little retreat! Such a blessing to connect with other women and to delve a little deeper into my own heart. I feel like a the day was just what my spirit needed.” ~Marie 

 “Loved the worship, Loved the affirmations at the end.”~S


“Very special to spend the day with friends and art projects. I also really enjoyed meeting some new ladies!” ~Lisa


“I was blessed n numerous ways, I was encouraged, stretched, blessed and welcomed. Not knowing anyone except my one friend was exciting to me. I will talk to a tree stump! I loved hear about others in their praises and their struggles. We’re all in different spots in our walk. Because of this, sometimes we’re guides and sometimes we’re the ones trying to find our way. I have raved about my day at made. I came away with a full cup! Thank you for replenishing!” ~Terri


“Tapping into a community of women who care for one another was beautiful in itself. Being encouraged to do soul work by creating, discovering, and layering was a gift from God, with uncanny timing. “~Joan

Spring Gathering ~ What a Special Day!


Things you didn’t know you could do!

I can still hear all your voices singing praises to the Lord.  I can still hear your heartfelt affirmations to one another. I still see the colors and drawings of things you thought you couldn’t do. Your laughter and gratitude ring loud in the hearing of my ears. What a day, what a fantastic, creative day!

We thank you for choosing us as part of your weekend, for spending time exploring your creative self and connecting in new ways to Our Creator God, Elohim! I am working on a slideshow of  high lights from our Spring Gathering and when it is finished I will post it under Spring Gathering.

Remember what the Potato Farmer did?

Another thing that would be a great help to us, is to take a minute and fill out our survey. You should’ve gotten it in your email inbox. Or you can take it HERE This feedback helps us so much in how we plan our next Creative Gathering.

What do you remember about seeds?

FYI: The Creative Team takes a bit of a break in the summer months but if you signed up to get us in your inbox, then you will hear the latest and greatest as we post it. Leave us a message via the Spring Gathering page and we will respond as soon as we are able.

Again what a special day, thanks for creating with us!

~ Heather and The made. Creative Team: Michelle, Connie and Marion

To the Curious and Creative-it is almost here!


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Look at these pears! These came off our espalier tree this year and there aren’t any left, not a one! We gobbled them up. The color just makes me smile. Not only are these beautiful, but they tasted amazing. I can  only describe the taste by saying: I have tasted sunshine! The perfect balance of sweet, wee-bit-of-tang, juiciness, firm and flavorful, goodness! 

Perfect balance in Life is also sweet.

Sometimes we need to get away in order to see how unbalanced life has gotten. If you are needing time away to re-orient, re-charge, find peace-filled balance, maybe even a taste of sunshine, then come away with us!

We invite you to come to

made. A Creative Gathering

Saturday,October 18th, 2014  

There are a few spots left. This is really exciting to the Creative Team, so if you are thinking about it, just know it will be time well spent. Register today, we would be honored with your company!

Looking forward to our time together, Heather


Do you need inspiration? Do you wish you could learn from creative people? How about, have an opportunity to ask questions and get the answers right from the artist’s mouth?

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The little, creative, hands of my youngest, age 7.

This possiblity may be closer than you think. October is a great month to settle in as the weather  changes, and cultivate your creativity. As the leaves turn tawny, like cinnamon toast and the sweaters come out from hiding, how about turning our hearts to the Creator?

In the month of October, there is a wonderful group of women getting ready to attend made. A Creative Gathering event on Saturday, October 18th, at Camp McCullough in Covington. Spend the day nurturing your creative-self, understanding  your value and gifts, trying something new, eating a delicious fall- inspired lunch, and kindling friendships by the lake. Discover a new way of seeing beauty and learn the art of living a creative life.

Won’t you come away with us?

We are already half full, so don’t delay, register online today!

 Another way to pursue a creative life in Tacoma would be to check out the Art Studio Tour and take advantage of viewing an artist in their creating space. October is Tacoma Arts Month! For more information, click and visit Tacoma Arts Month.com.   ~ Heather

made. A Creative Gathering is Coming Soon


Hey Beautiful Friends!

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Registration is Open

It is time to register for a wonderful day of learning and creating! At our made. A Creative Gathering event no experience is required! We will teach you,  with creative ideas, projects, biblical truth, and stories of our own creative process and experiences!

We are praying the Lord will bring you peace. We hope you are excited for what is coming, we are!


Registration Begins for made. A Creative Gathering


DSC_0291 copyFall is coming, the newest signs are in the trees. Have you noticed the leaves are starting to turn? Autumn is also honey harvesting season for our family and we look forward to the golden lure of thick molten sweetness that our honey bees bless us with each fall. Another sign are pumpkins in my garden, growing rounder and flecked with limy green strips.  I am hoping they will be ready to harvest for pie filling by the end of October.

Hey, speaking of October, made.A Creative Gathering is happening in Oct.  Saturday, Oct. 18th to be exact! Now is the time to start registration! We will officially begin registration at a Fall Ministry Kick-off Fair at First Presbyterian Church this Sunday!  Also check back with us here at the website because we will  have a super slick online registry form located under the About  button for those of you who prefer online. Registration is open until Oct. 5th so secure your spot soon!