For this year’s Christmas team event we decided to do something fun and energizing but at the same time something where we as a team could bond and socialize. We chose to investigate our creativity but through a playful way. We chose to have our event at Skaparkraft!
The creator behind Skaparkraft Palma is Lisa Blohm. She has worked creatively her whole professional life. It was when she attended a similar event with her sister in Sweden that the idea was born. Lisa blanked out at the event, she felt pressured to perform which in its turn gave her anxiety. While her sister, who is not at all creative, bloomed and went with the flow, she let go of all her inhibitions. Lisa liked this type of art creation. She found it to be relaxing for the brain. To create without right or wrong and judgment. And with later training in relaxation & stress management, Lisa learned more about what stress does to our wellbeing and our creativity. She then decided that she wanted to bring and share this to Mallorca. And that’s how Skaparkraft was born!
We’re all born creative, but as we grow older many of us forget this about ourselves. Remember finger painting, when you created something for the sheer joy of it, not because you were trying to make “good” art? We all agreed that it was wonderful to use parts of the brain that as adults we don’t frequently use. In our modern society we are constantly pursuing perfection, to be correct and rectified. In Skaparkraft we could put all that aside and just be in the moment creating and letting the canvas, colors and toles guide us. Reawakening the creative spirit, in a no-pressure, non-judgmental environment. Lisa told us not to pursue the result, the end product, but rather the approach and the journey.
So we let our creativity run wild on a large canvas with easy-to-work acrylic paints. With joy, laughter, music, cava and of course enriching conversations! We played around and found our creativity and our own personal way of expression with different tools such as scrapers, rollers, fingers, and traditional painting tools, the sky’s the limit, and no prior knowledge is needed.
In summary, it was a lovely team activity, we got to hang out and interact. In addition, it is good as team building as we got the chance to help and advise each other when someone specifically asked for help and advice. Some of us even feel that it was therapeutic. One thing is for sure it was rewarding and we left with an endorphin enriching experience.
Massar Midgley Mahdi
Team Assistant @ Mallorcaresidencia