When the public surreptitiously engages with public art – in this case by copy editing each work’s descriptions – does it add to the artwork or detract from it?
Watch this art whodunnit story and let me know what you think in the comments below.
This past weekend I held my first workshop of the New Year where we made vision boards to inspire and motivate us throughout 2013. It was a lovely afternoon of connection and synchronicity with many of us sharing similar intentions for the coming year.
I thought I’d share a few photos to give you a peek at the fun we had creating together:
I love that sisters, Melanie and Stephanie, brought their mom, Jan, for special bonding time, while engaged couple, Mary and Ogi, reminded me that going on creative dates are great for your relationship!
A big thank you to everyone who attended and for agreeing to have me share your creations!
Burnt orange, red, umbre
Colours rich in hue and seasonal resonance filled my world this past month thanks to my self-imposed digital hiatus.
Sunflower yellow, chocolate brown, barnyard red
As I turned my focused gaze away from the glare of my computer screen, my vision adjusted once more to the subtle shades of the natural world.
Soft grey, quickening dark, sea green
Autumn came rushing in with its quiet beauty of saturated colour and dappled light, leaving me wordless and in awe.
My invitation to you: For just a moment, raise your gaze from your screen. Which colours fill your view and rush into your world?
Today I have the pleasure of being a guest on the Art as Worship radio show with host Vanessa Lowry. In the show I share my thoughts and journey as a creative, how creativity is part of my spiritual practice and my relationship to my creativity and muse.
Vanessa is a lovely host and elicited my inner most musings as seen in this excerpt:
Our creative force is a Divine force. We are creative beings and have to get it out. It doesn’t matter what your medium is, it doesn’t matter how well it’s executed or whether you ever show it to anyone else. It’s important to allow yourself the breathing room to get that beauty inside of you out.
Listen to the 30min show here: Make Your Muse Comfortable with guest Jo Crawford.
A few days after this week’s Full Moon eclipse I created this earth art mandala at the shoreline where the west coast meets the Pacific ocean. In the center rests a stone egg in a kelp nest with crab legs giving the illusion of a spinning wheel.
Created with sea kelp, crab shells and legs,
stones, and markings in the sand.