Saturday, March 24, 2012
Permission to play....... Paint Mojo begins! ♥
This time last week I was up to my elbows in paint,ink and pastels, hanging out in a stable with 13 gorgeously brave creative seekers, surrounded by gum trees, horses, kangaroos and cockatoos! Heaven!
In these beautiful surroundings I got to deliver my very first Paint Mojo two day workshop~ the format I will be bringing to the U.S in Sept.
I can't tell you how much I am loving spending an entire weekend teaching and inspiring others to recognise and own their unique creative mojo and in return being taught and inspired by my students in oh so many ways.
Thank you for allowing me into the landscapes of your lives,
your creative space,
into its wonder..... its childhood memories...
its performance anxiety.... its tender, vulnerable beauty....
its limitless possibilities....its critical voice...
Even though I have been teaching for twelve years I'm feeling something very new unfold inside me and it FEELS SO RIGHT ♥
During the weekend we shared our stories, found new inspiration (EVERYWHERE!) created personal symbols (BIG thanks to the uber-talented Jesse Reno) for allowing me to reference his work and share some of his symbols), explored making art with meaning (thank you also to Orly Avineri whose work makes me giddy in a good way), lost ourselves in making marks and found ourselves in making decisions.
I am super grateful to have spent this time with you all ♥
If you'd like to join me for an upcoming workshop either here in Australia or in the U.S and Mexico this Fall keep an eye on this page and send me your email so I can keep you posted!
Big thanks to Dennis,Fiona and Mandy for sharing their Paint Mojo experience on their gorgeous blogs!
This weekend I've taken some time to smell the roses outside my studio...literally!
and to focus on my own play and exploration, building layers on unfinished pieces, allowing paintings to unfold and tell me their stories while I tell them mine ♥
Wishing you all a wondrous week...lots of love!