Welcome to episode 009 of the Me Being Crafty podcast, where we explore creativity in your life.
In this episode I talk to Alorha Baga, a beadwork designer, teacher, and youth group coordinator living near Lemoore CA. Alorha has been teaching beadwork classes for over four years and just this year she opened a studio in her home. She teaches the basics of beadwork and moves into specific stitches and projects. She loves teaching people to bead and sharing her knowledge. Alorha is also very involved in the local youth groups near the reservation where she and her family live and she has been for many years. I am happy to see her so involved with working with our young people, this is very important.
Alorha’s Grandmother is from the Rosebud Reservation where I am from, and Alorha and I connected on facebook. She makes beautiful beadwork projects and I love seeing what she is working on. Thanks for being on the show Alorha!
If you can teach someone something creative, if you have the skills to teach beadwork or quilting or sewing or painting, I hope you are able to share your skills. Teaching others to do something feels good – we are able to share our knowledge and seeing the spark in someone’s eyes after you have taught them something is just a good thing. It’s like when you have children and you teach them something new. I remember working with my daughter and seeing her face when something ‘clicked’ with her. It’s really fun to teach someone a new skill. Don’t shy away if someone asks you to be their teacher, offer them what you have and be proud of what you know. Write tutorials for your website or make a video showing a technique. Sometimes we feel like it’s all been done before or someone else already has a video showing that, but if someone comes to you, wouldn’t it be great to show them something from you? I need to take my own advice I know.
Listen to episode 009 and let me know how you are sharing your knowledge.
Leave me a comment and let me know how you were creative today. Me, I’m hoping you have a good holiday weekend visiting family and friends.