05 Jan Art as Ceremony
In this ceremony/class, we will connect with art in a new way. We will begin our time together with a tea ceremony, drinking some wild old tree tea to drop into our bodies and our breath. We will begin to listen to the voices of our heart, our surroundings, our ancestors. We will be guided on a journey to connect with whatever plants, minerals, elements, animals, ancestors and other helpers want to be with us and come through our creative expression. We will explore writing and drawing with our non-dominant hand to awaken the intuitive wisdom of the other side and to remember and appreciate our beginnings. We will move our bodies through a guided elemental salutation movement flow. Then we will paint, We will paint with watercolors and with water infused with our tea, our journey, our movement. We will have a page open for words to flow and we will use watercolors to give tribute to the allies that are always with us, allowing the artistic flow to come through our hands and be guided by these energies. We will experience an awakening in our connection to our artistic selves, as we see creative practice as a tool for communion, honoring and connection. We will offer our paintings to the earth, if only symbolically, before we take them home with us to Remember. :: This ceremony/class is the fruition of my artistic process and I am honored to share something that has brought me so much joy and understanding and depth over the years.
Art as Ceremony will be shared by Melissa McConnell.