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 people becoming curious 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 support 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!
Update: August 2022 ONE full year in business
Donation of $280 USD dollars ( total donated $460usd)
Fast Forward to 2020 it dawned on me, that with the demand for these 'Let's Get Sticky' workshops all over the country.
I could ..
1. Empower other artist within Aotearoa by contracting out the business and they become our '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 especially. So we are working towards gaining 'sponsorship' for workshops focused on various community groups that may not necessarily afford this beautiful creative experience of creating with resin.
I am so excited to be able to find an avenue to empower my fellow humans on an ongoing way on so many levels.
founder of Let's Get Sticky