On to Collage-Sketchbook to Canvas....class at Mayslake Peabody Estate,
Missed a few ladies when I was taking the pictures...Martha, Alice and Barb...Good class started and a great place to be in...this old building with windows on three sides...nature all around us...we're blessed.
A quick view of that gals creating the solid papers....we have been working in our sketch books for the past week and still need to do one more to start understanding out composition. And this next week we will create some stained tissue paper and sand some magazines to add to our palettes. Every time I teach a workshop which is usually three days I have very one loosen up and just create with a playfullness and no ideas where it's going to...I personal enjoy doing this but it's not easy for everyone. So being aware of this I create lesson plans with more direction and purpose...Give Assignments is another way to look at it. (sometimes it's so quiet...I'm not sure if their enjoying themselves..and afterwards I walk out of the room,wash my brushes etc. and their chatting away....then I walk by them and the remarks are I'm having so much fun..."Adult Play Time")
So part of being in between or be it the coming down from a very busy time I try hard to fill the well (My mind, body, soul thing) with new images, experiences and clearing the mind. So that means I saturate myself in the woods...No this isn't a picture of the woods...It's Honey Jam Cafe' in Bolingbrook IL. After a 6 mile walk in the woods I treated myself to a date for breakfast, They had a salmon plate with spinach and I had two eggs over easy and some hash browns a cup of coffee and just enjoyed the moment of good food cooked for me, the people and the surroundings.
Moving on to more....
The creative process is so much more then just what people think...there is all this rich living that has to be done and that enriches the creative life...as My dear friend reminds me...Life is Art and Art is Life.
Back to the post before this... Moon Cycle Circle
Using all of life as part of our ingredients/experiences for being the Makers of Things...and the continued learning process of life, friends, relationships our homesteads, which becomes the need to inspire ourselves I feed off of ways to understand the process I personal go through..grow with.
I share this sheet which is a combination from many hours of art process talk with my dear friend Lorraine, life and books. What can I say...I feed on this stuff. People want to create art...their art...and masterpieces and be good at...its the parts in between...You know Life has to be lived duality. Complete the circle...called life then if we are the Makers of Things we get to share that with others so the experience continues to be shared.
Time to keep Living Life to its fullest