A smash book is an energetic
Container for our ideas, hopes, dreams
Anything we intend for it to
Hold, nurture, grow, enliven
Contain, bless, flourish.
The one pictured below.. for example I have called "Beloveds" ... and my intention for it is to be a portable altar... each time I have a client/workshop booked in.. I can make a page dedicated to our time together. I believe very much in setting intentions.. 'Intentional Creativity' is part of what I have been learning through the Color of Woman course I did this year. Allowing our hearts desires, longings, and questions to come up and then to give them space to be is a powerful tool for real change/growth/enrichment and transformation in our lives.
I am grateful to Catt Geller for teaching me how to make and teach 'Cosmic Smash Booking' you can find her blog here : http://streetlightpeopledotorg.wordpress.com
I will be introducing some Smash Booking Workshops soon. Join the mailing list if you'd like to hear about when and where workshops are coming up.
If you have a group already who would like me to come and teach a Painting workshop or Smash Booking session, email your information and I'll see if we can make it happen in 2014.
love Denise xo
Rather than start with the beginning.. here are the champions of the weekend, these 6 wonderful women, bravely put their trust in me to lead them on a little creative journey over two days to meet and paint their Muse. (I believe the Muse has many forms, she's a shape-shifter and therefore has no limits.. but each time we paint her we capture an essence, a glimpse, a gift of what she has to tell us).
layer upon layer...
Above is the demonstration painting that I created to show the different steps to take, and various techniques we used. I loved seeing the progression of each woman's paintings. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and by the sounds of the beautiful reflections they gave me, they really loved it too. I can't ask for better than that!
You can read about Monika's Muse meeting here in her blog post
I have one more workshop coming up on November 24th. "Lady of Clarity" will be a one day workshop in Buderim, on the Sunshine Coast, Qld.
I'll put the link for that here. "Lady of Clarity" workshop
bye for now,
love Denise x
I'll let you know once I have made the little video I have planned.. showing
the progression of the 7 Muse paintings over two days.
Books I Love
“There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.”