Leila Simon Hayes

Hosted at Zoom

part of a series on Promise

About the speaker

Leila Simon Hayes is an abstract artist, designer, musician, and mother from Boston, MA.

She’s dedicated to a practice of play and endless possibilities. She works from a meditative place with the intention to slow herself down and to encourage others to do the same. All of her patterns begin as black and white abstract shapes and drawings. They transform with color and different configurations. She’s on a mission to fill the world with more abstraction and play in the fabrics and objects we surround ourselves with.

To see some of her works and read more about her graphic design career visit https://leilasimonhayes.com

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January’s Theme is Promise

A promise is doing something “because I said I would.” Promises can come in all shades, depths, and forms: appointments, acts of kindness, creating and quitting habits, agreements, and resolutions. Thanks to life’s unpredictability, we make and break them all the time.

But what is the value and impact of being individuals of our word?

In the Albanian culture, the word “Besa” means a code of honor and faithfulness. It exceeds the meaning of merely keeping a promise, thus becoming mythologized in its divinity as a solemn oath.

Promises that are made and kept are exchanges of power

We invite you to make and keep one promise to yourself and one promise to others this year. When applied towards positive impact, even the smallest fulfilled promises can create meaningful ripples of change.

Our Tirana chapter chose this month’s exploration of Promise and the talented Jolin Matraku illustrated the theme.