Hi! As I promised last week, here is the 2nd workshop I am teaching at the art retreat, Art is You!, in Petaluma, CA. This workshop is on Sunday, Sept. 29th 2013. I created this workshop because I not only wanted to share some of my favorite journaling techniques but to also share my love of using our imaginations to reach outside our "normal" world and imagine... What if?
Art is You! Workshop: She Secretly Is
Have you ever found yourself at sunset, watching stars appear in an indigo sky, imagining what else you could be? That if given the chance you’d like to sleep in a buttercup, slide upon a moonbeam, soar upon the wings of a butterfly? If you could travel across time and space, would you be a gypsy, sailor, naturalist, weaver, playwright, or hot air balloonist? What might you be? Where would you go?
Upon our journal pages, we’ll let our imagination float free and spin new stories. To get our creative juices flowing we’ll start with a few creative writing exercises. We’ll let our stories unfold with layers of fabric, paper or photos. You’ll learn how to cut windows, make doors, add envelopes and attach pockets. We’ll look at ways to change and fold the shape of the page.
Next, with wild swooshes of colored paint, we’ll celebrate our stories with joyful abandon. Learn new ways to incorporate collage, photos and other ephemera. I’ll demonstrate a variety of tricks for combining media from start to finish. You’ll also receive a detailed handout to refer to when you get back home. Learn how to stay loose and keep the intuitive juices flowing.
There are no rules, just joyous creating! Throughout the day, I’ll share my creative process and how to: get started, gather ideas, leave your critic behind, work through “getting stuck”, and how to combine disparate elements into a unified whole. Join us and express who you secretly might be if....
All these pages are inspired by my imaginings.
Wishing you a lovely week and some time with your art supplies!