Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Art, Heart & Healing


 I am taking part in a workshop generously offered for free by Tamara Laporte (AKA Willowing) called The Heart of Art. I am not much into whimsical and girly, and generally prefer abstract to figurative when I do art, but I like Tam very much as a person and a teacher, and it's good for me to do something completely different now and then. I have been having loads of fun with it. Maybe because it is not in my preferred style so the pressure is off as far as getting a certain result. I also find the healing exercises surprisingly uplifting (surprising because I can be a bit stiff and skeptical when it comes to some of the "new age-y" stuff). The above is a self portrait in semi-whimsical/semi-realistic style, with a message to myself about why it is OK for me to make art, despite the fact that I am having increasing difficulties managing my time with time outs for art in it.

And below is today's exercise, which as you can see was a bit of a slap and dash page, but with a lot of heart put in it.

8 comments:

  1. good for you and you ARE worth the time and I am sure you will have a long list of peeps echoing this for you... see that I am # 2!! lol! xo

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  2. what they said, YOU ARE DEFINITELY WORTH THE TIME!! i felt it needed caps =D

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  3. "I know that face." Lord of the Rings. Very cool. And she's off and running. And the 2nd one, aawe. Gives new meaning to the term "baby mama." Kissy cheekies! deb

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  4. For not doing 'girly faces' you have done an excellent job on this, looks like your profile pic :-)

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  5. you paint faces (your OWN!)so beautifully. such a light delicateness. and I agree, trying something new is less pressuresome for some reason? (is that a word? you get my point...) thanks for sharing, lovie!

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