Valentine's Day 2023
A word from the director
The path of the heart...the only path I know!
"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life,
and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.
And the only way to do great work is to love what you do."
- Steve Jobs, co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Apple
Celebrating twenty-six years in business! I just can't believe it. From my humble debut at Camp Fortune in 1997 to manifesting my Amik Forest Project. I would be lying if I said to you it was easy! It was anything but! Would I do it exactly the same? Oh yeh!
Turning sixty this December felt so great! My last decade has been challenging, to say the least, but I am extremely happy for not giving up when there were so many opportunities to do just that. But the path of the heart is all that I know...and no matter how challenging the challenges I encountered, including last year's derecho, I would always say to myself: "Dom, love even more"!
So, on this note, I can only hope you will join me in the pursuit of love... Love nature, love self, love diversity, love all the creatures that inhabit this beautiful "pale blue dot" we call HOME.
Focus on the "essentials" - because that is what we stand for at Creative Wheel! The essentials that can only be seen with the heart! And this 2023 will be one year of celebration in the Amik Forest! Because I have a whole lot to be grateful for...and most of all YOU! My faithful patrons that keep the team hopping and laughing!
I hope to have the pleasure to welcome you into our little forest this 2023 and many years to come!
"the wheel of fortune, the wheel of life, the medicine wheel.
Our lives, the seasons - it's all cyclical, we end as we began.
Birth and death are both journeys in the unknown.
Spokes on a wheel: one teacher teaches ten,
then each of those ten teaches one
until hopefully there will be enough people to share
this awareness to make a difference in the fate of our world"
- Nancy Azara, New York Sculptor
Friend and mentor