Lea shares how she chooses to respond to ‘oh no!’ events with wonder, hope and 'yes!’.
She shows us how shining a light on a seemingly bad situation can uncover endless possible solutions. From small, everyday mishaps to the ups and downs of creating a book and opening her own tiny postal service.
About the speaker
Lea Redmond is always looking for the poetry hiding inside things: a salt shaker, a clothes tag, a hand gesture, a cloud. She crafts objects, designs experiences, writes books, and plays with ideas. Infinitely intrigued by the way experiences can slip from the ordinary to the extraordinary, she endeavors to make things that hold this possibility. Her World’s Smallest Post Service project has charmed thousands with tiny mail. She is the author of many books, journals, and games, including Knit The Sky, Letters To My Future Self, Paint Chip Poetry and Lively Matter. Lea hosts one-on-one tea cup consultations in her semi-hidden tea room in Downtown Oakland, and will be opening a brick and mortar tiny post office this summer. Everyday wonder is Lea’s current fascination; a new book is in the works. Participate in projects and keep in touch with Lea at LeaRedmond.com.
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The past may be linear but I believe the future is not: it is a vast array. — Lea Redmond
We are not rainbow makers; we are gem cutters. We can dream, we can try, we can let go. — Lea Redmond
I’m infinitely curious about the line between the possible and the impossible. I want to know just how much whimsy reality will let me get away with. — Lea Redmond
We need each other to help us see our blind spots and keep perspective. — Lea Redmond