Tuesday, November 11, 2014

"Make It Mighty Ugly" Night at VH Library

On Tuesday, November 18th at 7pm, Vineyard Haven Library will host a special evening workshop inspired by the new book “Make it Mighty Ugly : Exercises & Advice for Getting Creative Even When it Ain't Pretty,” by author and blogger Kim Piper Werker. Participants are invited to make the ugliest creature they can as a means to unlock their creativity, get unblocked, or free themselves of expectations. Jennifer Rapuano will lead the program and the book’s author, Kim Piper Werker, will be participating remotely via Skype. The workshop is free and materials are provided.

According to Kim Piper Werker, “the point of the exercise is to do something we usually avoid when we make stuff – by deliberately making something ugly (not cute-ugly, ugly-ugly!), we’re able to confront the creative demons that try so hard to make us feel bad when we try to make stuff under normal circumstances. And it allows us to gain some perspective on our general experience of making stuff. No matter who we are or how we think of ourselves – as artistic or untalented or creative or not at all creative – we all make stuff, whether it’s dinner for our family, blankets for charity, or art to sell through exclusive galleries.”

Kim Piper Werker is a writer and freelance editor who tries to make something--anything--every day. Many of those things are awful; some are not. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, she lives in Vancouver, BC. Learn more about her work, teaching schedule, and rag-tag adventures at KimWerker.com. For more on Mighty Ugly, including links to resources and a book-club guide, visit MightyUgly.com.

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