As a child, my happy place was sitting at our kitchen table with a 64 pack of crayons, glitter, markers, glue and the irregular reams of paper my grandfather would bring from his job at Xerox scattered all over. From the kitchen table to the corner office, I was able to follow my passion and keep pencil to paper as I progressed throughout my career. Those memories of drawing, painting and designing around the table have become the tools I use to express my confidence and creativity because that is where I discovered my true passion.
Today, there is no greater joy than sitting with my daughter, Harper, at our kitchen table with her friends engaging in spontaneous “Crafternoons” as these youngsters let their inner Picassos shine though. As a mother, I like to take my daughter away from the screen and teach her to use her hands, as well as her heart to create. I truly believe that art is what you make of it. There are no rules. There is no limit. The ability to create and be free with expression is the greatest gift in the world. By hosting these crafty weekends, Harper has found her inner artist and calls me a “clever gal” because she is proud of what I do.
This past weekend, Harper and friends gathered at our home in Venice, Ca to create an autumn inspired craft. We laughed, shared stories and in the process created magical masterpieces using some of our favorite Yoobi products such as Yoobi glue, glitter pens, scissors and stencils.
Bio: Shannon Gabor is the CEO and Founder of Clever Creative and also the mother of one. Her award winning, Los Angeles based, full-service design agency, Clever Creative, develops and produces innovative and strategic campaigns with creative expertise that put clever ideas in consumers hands. Most recently, Shannon’s team partnered with Yoobi for its inaugural Clever Kids workshop, a passion and new philanthropic initiative that develops and fosters children’s creativity and imagination through focused workshops with 100% of the proceeds from the event going to local PTAs. When she isn’t busy designing client projects, or giving back to the community, Shannon enjoys spending time with her daughter, Harper, crafting away during the weekends, and using Yoobi products.
Yoobi is an awesome supply company for not only school, but for home and office too! For every Yoobi item you buy, a Yoobi item is donated to a classroom in need, right here in the U.S.! Share YOUR “craftnernoon” with Yoobi on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag #howiyoobi
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With the cold weather in full swing, there’s not too much that melts in the middle of December. With the exception of Yoobi’s melty beads that is!