Story & Vision

'Inner Creativity, Outer Vision'

Hi, I'm Rae West the founder of 'Let's Get Sticky', here is the story...so far!

The 'Let's get Sticky' workshops have evolved due to so many people wanting to explore the realms of Resin. Non toxic Resin was becoming more popular in the art world, and I had been using it for a good few years in my own art career. Check my own art creations out here.

I had a vision way back in 2017 of wanting to create a 'full circle empowerment' of creative people in first world countries, generating funds for creative people in 3rd world countries. I didn't at the time have any idea how I could do this. So I googled organizations in Africa and long story short, I spent the most amazing 6 weeks in Ghana in February/ March 2018 working in the design department of Global Mamas and living with a seamstress's family in the small fishing village of Cape Coast. A life changing experience. Check out Global Mamas website. They are a small but excellently self run totally transparent Organization that is changing local artisans lives and that of their families and communities.

you can donate directly to them via this link https://globalmamas.org/donate

Update: February 26/2/2022 Six months in business, 131 people have joined in the 'Sticky Revolution', so the first $180 US dollars has been donated. THANK YOU!  very proud of this achievement!

Fast Forward to 2020 it dawned on me, that with the HUGE demand for these 'Let's Get Sticky'  workshops all over NZ.

I could ..

1. Empower other artist within NZ by franchising the business and they becoming my 'Sticky Alchemists'.

2. Give busy fellow humans, some creative ME TIME they craved, and a non boozy, super fun connection with their friends, family and work mates..

3. Create the FULL CIRCLE empowerment and give back to an organization that I know from being on the ground in Ghana, is exceptional. Thus $2 per each STICKIES client goes to the Global Mamas Organization.

4. I also felt that I needed a local element of empowering women. So have suggested one workshop per year from each Alchemist is a FREE workshop for womens' refuge or similar in their local community. 

I am so excited to be able to find an avenue to empower my fellow humans on an ongoing way on so many levels.

Kind Regards,

Rae West 

founder of Let's Get Sticky