Did I ever mention that I love to teach? Yes, I know I have. I've been enjoying teaching at The Ink Pad and at my home studio with great groups of women through my Meetup group. Recently, I had the great honor of being the art guide for at a friend's party.
She had wonderful women as her guests, many of whom had never done mixed media art before. Creating a vision board was her theme.
We started with a brief meditation on what it would mean to live in a "perfect world," and what we need in our lives to live in a state of no longing, no wanting - just contentment. And then we meditated on what we needed to release, shed, let go of, to be completely at ease with the conditions of our lives. There were some tears shed during this process - it was deep and profound.
To honor both what we wanted to create and what we wanted to release, we journaled with sharpie directly onto canvases, and then collaged over the journaling with lots of ephemera to symbolically create a new beginning.
We created patterning with lots of stencils from Stencil Girl.
and then personalized with bits and pieces that the women brought with them.
Everyone created unique and deeply personal works. (No faces, as this was a private party!)
Upcoming classes include one with the Teacups and Teapot stencil in my home studio, and of course - October at Art is You in Stamford Connecticut. If you've never been, it is a wonderful supportive experience - grab some friends, or come alone and make new ones. You won't regret it!
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