There are no photographs recording the wonderful time shared by the Queen and the incredible Bodhi Chicklet but there are many great memories of the event.
A few years ago I was lucky enough to learn some very cool lessons in a week long workshop with the awesome mixed media artist Lynne Perrella. The number one thing I came away from that workshop with was to "look for the sweet spots". Lynne had us create a frame with our fingers and pass it over our art work in order to locate those spots in it that really "work" for us or that touch our artist soul. I have been using this trick in my art making ever since. It may not all be beautiful, but every piece has a "sweet spot" to savor.
I shared that lesson with Kim this past weekend when we played at art making for an entire day with our multitude of juicy art art supplies. Yeehaw, was that fun !!!
As I reflected on the time we spent together this morning after my return home, I realized that lesson can apply to our life moments as well. There were so very many "sweet spots" from the three days I spent with Kim, Riley and the doggies at her home that are framed and living on in my memory.
This morning, I took a few pictures of some the pages that I created during our play day. We used a whole series of art journal prompts that I have gathered from a variety of sources (Sarah Ahearn, Sarah Whitmire , Judy Wise and yours truly...) and filled a couple of pages each. Such fun, paint and ink a-flying, lots of sharing and story telling, color galore, no judgement, lots of support both ways...who could ask for more from play time ?
One Song sweet spot...
The Queen's Progress (in progress ;))
the sweet spot...a passage cut out of "Sage Women" magazine that fit so well...
"The Bird's Plan"
"Kim's House" - finished piece and my favorite!
"Kim's House" sweet spot...
So not only do I have a ton of sweet spots in my memory after three days spent with my art-making friend,
but Kim, the Bodhi Chicket extraordinaire, has a big sweet spot in my heart as well !
I made sure to :
So here's to a fun Monday in the afterglow...
Keep looking for those sweet spots, Beautiful Ones !