In my Friday Medicine Art Group we started the process of making Spirit Dolls. Since we meet for 3 hours and quite a few people were out last Friday, only a few folks began. They are in process and have great potential brewing. Here are a few photos of several of the dolls in their beginning stages.
In the group two weeks before this one, ( we meet alternating Fridays), we created images honoring our inner child...(inner creative beings, which led to us creating the dolls in the next meeting.
This is mixed media collage of my inner child. She looks a little moody, and I realized that I was a rather introverted child, due to having many health issues in my childhood.
She loved to make paper dolls and little people out of all kinds of supplies, so doing doll making with others definitely in a healing, and joyous salve to my inner little girl.
She also loved to do art with others, parallel imaginative, play, and I am so blessed to still be able to do this. I have created my life work out of the longings of my inner child.
Speaking of being with others and making art as well as pushing my creative limits. This weekend I am going to the Mendocino Art Center to take a class in " Creating Stunning Abstracts" along with my friend and fellow art therapist, and partner in the Creative Arts Studio , Patricia Waters. This class and its teacher, Mira M.White , have come highly recommended. I am looking forward to doing something very different from my normal creative focus.
Mendocino is one of my favorite places to go, and taking a class at the art center is a wonderful experience. I will post images from the class and my trip next time I get around to posting. Happy Art Making!!!