Last Sunday I ventured down to Mango Hill in Brisbane and met 12 lovely women and girls and spent the afternoon with them as they each created and played on a canvas... judging by the fact that... when the chocolate brownies were ready, freshly baked out of the oven! (insert smell of delicious chocolate'ness) nobody moved away from their table immediately! I think they enjoyed it :) The group was mostly Mother's with their daughter's which was sooo special to see, and even a three generational group.. pictured top left, what a special memory making afternoon for myself and them I'm sure. I loved the clarity and joy the little artist had when I asked her about what she was painting there next to her mermaid.. "Oh they're Swimmers" she said.
Being faced with a blank canvas can be scary... not so for the younger ones in our midst.. they take to painting and creative play like a duck to water as far as I can tell. But us grown ups we need sometimes to find a 'way in' I made a few suggestions on the day... and I had a list or two of ideas in my hand.. but in case you'd like to have a pic to keep... I'll put some below.
I often make my 'to do' lists in this kind of way.. with a task on each petal... it feels so much more doable.
I'm going to sign off there,
Sunday.. lunch time... and going to see Robert Downey jnr in Iron Man 3 later!
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“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.”