I facilitate a women's art support group twice a month at my studio....it's called the Medicine Art Group. Art making is a medicine when we open to its ability to transform and soothe our souls.
We have been working on intention setting since the begin of the new year, using art as a way to visualize our intentions. This past week we moved into creating Affirmation Cards as a way to support our intentions for the New Year and as reminders to hold positive thoughts. It was so much fun, I plan to keep making them myself, perhaps a whole deck of them. Here are the ones I created on Friday.
I am facilitating an Encaustic Weekend at my studio, next Sat. and Sunday, so this past weekend I have been having so much fun getting prepared for it.
I have been cleaning wax off of brushes, rearranging, making encaustic medium and altogether having a great time, priming the pump so to speak. It seems like part of my creative process is to periodically, organize, revision, clean and renew my enviornment.
I am excited by the possibility of doing more encaustic classes, and am begining to see myself moving more and more into my artist life, now that I am no longer teaching at the JC. I am beginning to revision the layoff as a positive...an opportunity to really live my dream and make a financial success from it.
My affirmation cards, tie into this, by opening to abundance coming to me as I grow my dreams, out of the simple pleasures that fill my soul....all the while allowing for Great Mystery to provide the details.
I will post photos from the Encaustic workshop next week, so stay tuned.