TED talks made its way to Sechelt on the 1st of October - in the form of TEDx Sechelt - and the art farm was there. With a theme titled "the Nature of Creativity", how could we resist? What a crew and what a day! Amidst inspiring talks, works and presentations from local artists and innovators, including Matthew Talbot Kelly, Giorgio Magnanensi, Jay Hoots, This is It Design, Labrotorio, Kranked and more, artfarmers Sandy Buck, Amelia Epp, Chad Hershler and Raquel J'or For worked on a live interactive installation using the creativity of the 100+ audience members assembled. Sandy worked on an interactive stage all week leading up, building on donated space and materials from our friends at This is It, and along side Amelia, gathered assorted material for a live costume build on the day. Raquel showed up as the performance artist and model. Through-out the morning and afternoon, audience members selected different materials that Sandy then wove into the costume behind a white scrim. With just the tease of movement, the audience/collaborators got to see their material sewn onto Raquel live - waiting with baited breath for the big reveal at the end of the TEDx Sechelt day. Along side, Chad worked with a random gathering of audience's words on "the nature of creativity" - gathering phrases and words that spoke to them. All this led to a spoken word poem read to improvised guitar by producer/artfarmer/musician extra-ordinaire Steve Wright as Raquel modeled the Sandy Buck/Amelia Epp creation on the TEDx stage - a triumphant culmination of one wild and memorable day of creativity and passion. Thank you Steve Wright, Sunshine Coast Arts Council and the rest of the TEDx team of staff and volunteers for putting on such a top notch event. We are blessed to live and work in such company!