Monday, September 26, 2011
A weekend of Wholehearted ART!
Oh what a weekend it was...a first for both Holly and I as before this we had both taught workshops but never a WHOLE weekend devoted to scrumptious creativity with 8 gorgeous and willing lovelies! Thank you so much to Heike, Beatrice, Alice, Katie, Peg, Vanessa, Kelly and Maureen for sharing an amazing weekend with us and of course a BIG thank you to Adrian and Jenny for their generosity in sharing their home and workshop stable with us. All of the affirmations from Flora's wonderful workshop in April got us in the mood and we added our own as the weekend went on....
we started with our own personal affirmations...getting them down on canvas and letting the colours flow...
nearly 13 Beatrice attended with mum Heike for a very special mother daughter weekend although sadly Heike was battling a nasty cold...Beatrice enthusiastically showed us all how to turn off the inner critic and just go for it!!
so grateful that peg came all the way from Wisconsin to hang out with me and spent lovely time at our home with my family as well. The dolphins even came out to greet her the minute she set foot on the white sands of Jervis Bay!
hanging out with Kelly....
Bea with her bold work in progress..
a little sharing time at the end of the workshop..yeah I talk with my hands when I'm excited....
Katie talks us through the evolution of her whimsical painting..
and she also got her hands stuck into some yummy texture!
Holly's painting turned from a winged kangaroo...
to a beautiful school of fish!
Swimming the other way! Holly wins the award for most transformations of a single painting!!
we made beautiful messes...
and beautiful fabrics....
a fence full of fabrics!
then Holly showed us all the cool things we could make with them!
Time for a cuppa and a curious look around!
Beatrice talks about mum Heikes vibrant painting in progress in her absence..hope you're all better now Heike!!
then she takes us on a journey through her own amazing painting!
Vanessa talks about her luscious work....
Peg encapsulates her Australian experience in her gorgeous painting :)
Maureen was inspired by our beautiful Bay and painted jewel like colours and our very own weedy sea dragon!
Alice was inspired by her visit to Cirque du soleil to paint this beautifully playful work!
Kelly had no idea that she put her colourful self into her fabulous work until we all pointed it out!
Hope you all have an amazingly creative and happy week!!