Friday, February 22, 2008

friday fancy

is it just me or do the weeks seem to just fly by? this week i spent three days collaboratively creating a new workshop for couples called "the paradoxical dance." it was stimulating and exhausting work!

the week also included a bit of soul collage and more visual journaling. both seem to be great tools alongside my writing to help keep me centered. i enjoyed another class of NIA which seems to be a creative way to exercise. yea!

yesterday i went to my collage class and while i really enjoyed it, i became frustrated with myself for allowing the teacher to place her vision of my collage on me. shown here, this is considered to be a travel piece of my chosen site of bermuda. the teacher suggested it was "too pristine" and so i spent some time softening & blending. (it definitely is not yet finished!!) last night i realized that bermuda IS pristine and that was the affect i was going for. i got lost in listening to someone more experienced than me rather than listening to my own instincts! ah yes, another little creative learning bit.

no poetry of my own this week. i feel that absence. hopefully, i will feel the mood strike in this coming week. ha! next friday i will be in paris!!!

bon jour, mon artistes!!!

3 comments:

Abbey of the Art said...

lucy, I still have that experience of being in an art class and having the teacher step in with their vision for what I am working on and I still struggle with not just acquiescing because they are the "authority" in that context. Happened to me again last weekend, the teacher told me exactly what my piece needed and where, I did it, and now I look at it thinking that is her dwelling in that space.

Anyway, the Poetry Party is on Monday, so hopefully that will stir some poetry-writing before your wonderful trip!

mon cheri, c'est tres magnifique!

SUNRISE SISTER said...

It is a constant challenge to keep that balance between a teacher and their knowledge vs. your creativity and little knowledge. Sometimes I think we have to take what we can get in a class and then go for it later "on our own"......but that's me who is being pushed, pulled, persuaded to get away from the textbook and FLY:)))

Oh, btw, an example of my "flying" is featured on Riley's site - it's a surfin' thing dude!

xoxoxo

i got lost in listening to someone more experienced than me rather than listening to my own instincts! ah yes, another little creative learning bit.

lucy said...

christine, you have described my dilemma quite well...it does feel like my teacher is "dwelling in that space" too.

SS--i like the thought of gaining what i can now. i, of course, wish that all of my creations were fabulous beyond belief!

curious about that last statement. your "flying" looks super awesome to me!! what were your instincts saying?