Who doesn’t love arts & crafts??
(First of all, that was a rhetorical question for all you naysayers!) :p
Well, apparently, craft activities are extremely stressful for some people. As long as you’re able to let go of your inner perfectionistic critic, though, they can be a fun-tastic outlet for creativity!
The training team was all set & psyched to go race cars at Pole Position (with Ray A. threatening to put Loren B. “into the wall,” of course).
Unfortunately, this off-site team building event had to be cancelled due to the busy week we were having. :( But, thanks to Renee N. and Marcela G., we were still able to spend some quality time together and build something for all to enjoy! :)
It definitely wasn’t easy, though. First, the rest of the training team was called into a room under pretenses of having a meeting (about what, we didn’t have a clue, though we were all suspicious). Mysterious graphs leered at us from a stand at the front of the room, and there was a wheel to the left with each of our names on it. “We will spin the wheel and the person whose name it stops on will give us their ideas for the direction the team will be taking over the next year,” we were instructed.
Just when everyone was about ready to start hyperventilating (our Boss Lady especially!), the offending graphs were pulled aside to reveal a box of clay tiles and paints, and trays of yummy snacks appeared on the side tables.
“SURPRISE!! We’re having a team building event today regardless!”
Relieved as we were to not be having that meeting, most of us were still stressed out about what to paint on our respective tiles. But once we stopped over-thinking it and remembered how to let loose and be a big kid again, our imaginations poured out onto the tiles through our little plastic paintbrushes.
Renee and Marcela even took them to be glazed and fired for us, and they came out beautifully!
Soon we will be building a “wall” with the tiles for all to see and enjoy when they come visit us over in the training area. Look for a new entry coming to a blog near you! ;)