Participating in an artful e-course is an adventure in trust and wonder (in my experience) . . . you see some things beforehand and get a feel for whether it's for you or and then you choose to dive in... then begin and just trust that whatever you're meant to get out of it you will, and the more you give creativity' time to yourself within that time the more you will benefit.
I am delighted to share with you some pages and pieces from some of my Gypsy sisters :
I loved Denise's Gypsy creativitea course. Most importantly (other than being talented) she is authentic and true to who she is. No pretense or trying to be someone else. She is just herself from beginning to end, vulnerabilities and all. She opened the door for me to give myself permission to "go there" She has imporant work to do in this world that many can benefit from, apart from making pretty art. The art is of course an added bonus
The following three paintings are by Nalda, she made a remarkable shift from painting 1 at the very beginning of the class on to painting 2 and 3 after only a couple of months of giving herself time to play. Thank you for sharing your remarkable work Nalda.
"What one can achieve in such a short time
by simply allowing and letting one's creativity flow." Nalda.
For many students the use of the smashbook has a profound effect on freeing up some voices within that may not have had a safe space to to speak for a while, or possibly ever, or have not been able to be heard in the busy of life.
This tool of 'smashbooking' can be an exceptionally helpful self healing tool, or simply a play space.. and all things in between. I am deeply touched at the vulnerability and openness willing to be shared with us here - thank you Donna.
Here are some passionate pages created by Tamera, in her smashbook
she reminds me of the Gypsy's ability to handle whatever is coming at you
and keep your power with you,
to support your growth and blossoming of your own self trust.
Iris joined us from Finland and has now returned to Australia . . .
her skills with SoulCollage® are very apparent and delighted us all.
Celia joined us from South Africa and was delighted to find herself painting on canvas ... and making her spare room into her studio on account of finding such a joy and passion in painting the many facets of Goddess and wisdom she works with.
"This was the first canvas painting I had done for years and years! It was called "Gypsy Girl with Moon and White Lily" I have gone off a bit on my own, but I am so excited because I have started a painting on canvas. This is the first time in years I have had the confidence to put paintbrush to canvas. The smash book process gave me the confidence to just go for it." Celia
"This journey brought me much much needed fun. It was a playful and important reminder to stay light and joyful in life even though one may be in turmoil and even physical pain. A delightful journey. Here's my Gypsy Girl whom I adore, and who is always there cheering me on."
What a soul touching Gypsy Girl emerged, thank you for sharing her with us Guru Kirn Kaur
Below is the Irish Gypsy that Aynia Breeze lovingly created.
Painting a face can hold such tenderness for the painter, aspects of ourselves come out and a companion may be met to keep one company.
These are a delightful sampling of what some of the women created
with heart and a large dose of Gypsy Soul.
It is a gift to be shown someones artwork and
I honour each ones vulnerability and bravery.
Thank you xx
the e-course begins 10 January . . . join us there to get in touch with your Gypsy Soul and create a smashbook and maybe some paintings too. xo DD
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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.”