How do we expose AND express our feelings, emotions and thoughts in our images? Dec. 1&2, 2018
I have spent the past year working on a new project of mine: The Invisible Story.
I am learning so much about Self Exposure and Self Expression through this new body of work.
Yes, it is about being vulnerable, courageous and brave.
I hope you will join me at my new loft in Providence Rhode Island for this exciting workshop on Self Exposure.
Bring a group of 20 images and a notebook. We will be going deep into your work and creating a structure for your intentions and goals.
Our time together will begin Saturday afternoon, looking at images and creating clarity and structure around your projects. Saturday night, I am calling it ART SALON night, having the flavour of the artist salons in France during the turn of the century. BYOB.
Shelley, who many of you know is my tech partner, will join us and be available for infrared and non infrared questions.
Workshop is $395, 2- 8 Saturday and 10-4:30, Sunday.
Bonus: Includes a 30 minute follow up Skype with Laurie, to be used within a month of the workshop.
Three enemies of the creative process:
Perfectionism, judgement and comparison.
Does this resonate with you?
Why do we do this to ourselves? Is it cultural? Is it our upbringing? Or is it being human? I can’t answer that, all I know is to be aware when those three creatures rear their ugly heads. The only thing I can be responsible for is how I engage with them.
I love the poem by the Sufi Master Rumi
The Guest House
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.
Be grateful for whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
— Jellaludin Rumi,
My Creative Process
Memo to self:
I am the sum of my past and future. I am looking for windows of clarity into my creativity. Through creativity I am creating my journey to reconnect to my inner self, that part of me that doesn’t constantly self edit and judge. I know that perfectionism, judgement and comparison are creativity killers. I know this is a process, picking up the bread crumbs along the way. Looking at my photos and learning to listen to what they are trying to tell me. How to have conversations with them, learning how to be an observer. I am reconnecting with the forbidden feelings I had when I was young, ones that disengaged my self confidence.
This is a journey, I don’t have to figure it out today, it is movement, it is love,firstname.lastname@example.org it is life. It is my process.
I do have a roadmap, I know the general direction I want to move in and with joy I follow where it takes me.
I am comfortable with my vulnerability.
I am channeling my most magnificent self in my work.
I am a Woman gazing at her larger self.