Creative Arts: Women's Group Hosts FTR's First
Since FTR first began in an upstairs room at USARA, Lacey Garcia has been running a women's group. She calls it her "baby." Every Thursday night an intimate group cozies up together to swap stories, offer support, and learn from each other. This month, Lacey wanted to spice things up! She and Sarah Kappos (Creative Arts Specialist) hosted a
Themes included working with your mistakes and going with the flow. Art making has an inherent ability to teach you about yourself, to uncover fears and allows a medium for moving through these inhibitions. The ladies got to laugh at themselves and marvel at their different approaches to the timeless practice of painting.
Food to Recover's Tess Acker provided savory food for the artists to enjoy, and the kitchen was buzzing with enthusiasm. Everyone down in the gym wanted to know what was cooking upstairs!
Look for many more opportunities for Paint Nite because it was a hit! The next one is scheduled for February 27th from 6-8 pm and spots will fill up fast.
Lacey is also eager to bring more new activities to her "Baby" so stay tuned. Her Women's Group meets Thursday nights at 7 pm upstairs in the kitchen.
"FTR's woman's group has done so much for me. To put it simply, it is a place where I can go and feel a part of. Trust me, there is nothing comfortable about walking into a room of woman who you don't know. But through being uncomfortable I've been able to grow and change. I love this group and how it has benefited my sobriety and my sanity."
~ Belinda M.