Karen Droege is the creator of CuriousKind.
Karen only really began to explore her creative side later in life. She grew up in a not so creative family (her mother often declared that she herself didn’t have a creative bone in her body) and therefore, was not really encouraged to develop her own creative skills (and it turns out she has MANY!).
After too many years in the corporate world where she learned and developed many other skills she realized that what she loved most about that world was helping others learn things and helping others thrive.
It was around this time that she realized she always felt so much better after being creative (it really is good for the soul) and also after time in nature with her dog (oh, to be by the sea or in the forest).
It still took many years but little by little Karen found herself bringing it all together in the form of CuriousKind where she shares her gifts and knowledge with kids mainly because:
1.) she loves to,
2.) she believes we need to make time in our busy schedules to slow down, explore and create to balance out our (often too) fast-paced lives, and
3.) she wishes she had CuriousKind and their art and nature-based classes in her life when she was a child.
Just a few random tidbits:
Karen gets excited about colour and is currently fascinated with the psychology of colour.
She LOVES animals and will chat with them out in the world, often before their human counterparts.
She is hugely inspired by John Muir Laws and his enthusiasm for nature journaling.
She has a huge love for office and art supplies.
She is a “noticer” which basically means she is a natural empathizer and really good at helping others.
Karen also is the sole parent to Avery, her very creative 12 year old daughter, who plays a huge role in inspiring CuriousKind. You likely will see Avery around helping with classes, too.