Something magical happens when we say yes to our creative spirit — when we take time to come together with other like-minded souls, and shift our focus from the outer world to our inner creative world. We can find peace and wisdom there. As one participant recently said: “One never knows what lies deep within the psyche until we dare to go there and explore.”
This workshop will introduce you to a process that directs your attention inward with a meditation and then allows impressions of your inner journey to flow freely onto paper using only soft charcoal with your hands and fingers.
We will work in a dimly lit room during the meditation — sitting and working on the floor to allow full body movement when drawing, and we will be silent. Intimate and personal, these drawings become notes to ourselves; symbols to ponder, transform into artwork later, or just leave as is. After we finish our drawings, we will come together, turn the lights up a bit, and take turns talking about our drawings; what they mean to us, and listen to what others in the group have to say about them. Together, our experiences will create a community of trust and exploration of spirit, reflecting on what we see, sense, and feel.
Supplies: 14″ x 17″ Strathmore drawing pad, 3 sticks of soft charcoal– may be purchased from Cameron at the first class for $15. Dress comfortably in clothes you don’t mind getting dirty!
Roots to Wings Yoga and Healing Center
76 Newburyport Turnpike
978.463.9642 Call to register!
“Sacred Corners” 17 x 23 inch Giclée Print by Carl Sesto
“Unlike a journey, a pilgrimage is a journey into the landscape of the soul.” —Vivienne Hull
We will be hosting an evening talk and slide shows on the subject of Pilgrimage at the Carriage House on the Maudslay Estate in Newburyport, Ma in January or February of 2016. Carl Sesto and Rose Russo will present images and speak about the pilgrimage they took in North West Spain traveled since the 12th century, Santiago De Compostella and Joanne Rowley will present her images of the pilgrimage to Iona, a small island off the coast of Scotland where the Book of Kells was worked on during the 10th century.
I will be posting more information when we set the date. This is sure to be an inspiring evening of sharing. I look forward to seeing you there. Cameron
I’m celebrating a BIG birthday with a low-tide labyrinth walk on Sunday, Dec. 6th Plum Island-beach #3. I welcome both the serious and the curious — everyone who would like some quiet time listening to the waves, their inner thoughts, and experiencing the peace of the labyrinth.
- Pathways charcoal by Cameron
“Many traditional societies believe that the Four Rivers of Life—Inspiration, Challenge, Surprise, and Love—sustain them, and connect them to great gifts. They also believe that if they fail to stay connected to these rivers, they succumb to “walking the procession of the living dead: and begin to experience soul loss, depression, stagnation, or other manifestations of acedia.” ~Angeles Arrien, The Second Half of Life
Ideas, art projects, or relationship concerns that have yet to be brought into the light of my understanding are gaining strength below the surface of my awareness. I am always in these cycles of incubation and manifestation. The seed needs time to develop before it can be harvested.
This brings up a conversation of risk and fear. C says, “When you’re ready, there is no risk.” But I’m wondering if risk isn’t proceeding in the face of fear—moving through and learning from the uncertainty, rather than waiting for a feeling of safety.