how wonderful it was to allow ourselves the gift
of one day,
Leaving our lives behind for a short while.
(being offered again in October 2014)
and other courses I have taken.
Studied different techniques
and made them my own.
Ms. Shelly's Rocks
It was the perfect addition to our creative day!
(Shelly teaching us about rocks and gemstones)
I truly love working on these art boards,
they are so easy to work with
and take a variety of textures and paints.
(My sis was in deep concentration)
(My demo at the table)
"Leave Your Mark" a beautiful finished piece
We used 8 x 10 art boards,
already spray painted with stencils,
then each attendee picked the one they wanted,
and created fun backgrounds with
all kinds of colors and textures.
After drying, they then drew their own
mandala designs over the painted surface,
each one was beautiful and had their own style!
I was so proud of them!
So much talent and exploration in one room.
(Love the colors and designs happening here!)
(Mother and Daughter creating together ... LOVE!)
Another completed work
Taking a quick pic of her beautiful piece
I have saved the best for last ...
our community mandala.
Each attendee was given
"a slice of the mandala"
to work on throughout the day,
we then brought them together
and Suzan mounted our pieces into a whole,
when we gathered and saw the finished product,
I think it truly took our breath away.
Created by one of my Zentangle students ... can you tell???
Our finished group mandala ... totally took my breath away!
We talked about community and coming together,
living with an artful spirit
and the joy of creating
of course we had to take our signature group picture
with our toes around the mandala
(cause not everyone is comfortable taking a pic)
it's become An Artful Spirit tradition!
We then surprised our attendees with a drawing,
and one lucky girl
was our winner.
The joy is always in the giving!
It was an amazing day,
a creative boost,
a time of love and fellowship
and as always
I can 't wait for our next one!
We meet quarterly,
Our next gathering of creative spirits
will be Saturday, November 1
and the theme will be
Artful Spirit Collage
(aka Soul Collage Techniques)
See you there!