One of the things I learned through taking the Facilitator Training at Open Studio Project is to do an overall witness to a group of work you do. When we spend a weekend at the studio we put all of our work together and witness it as a whole. It is amazing how even things that don't seem to go together weave themselves into a powerful story.
I have decided to incorporate this practice into my work at home. As I complete a piece I tape it up onto a blank wall in my home and continually add to it. At the end of the month I can witness it all and then take it down and start fresh.
I always start with an intention and this month's intention was:
I see who I am through my art and I use what I learn to improve my life.
I look at what is there. I write my impressions, what I learned, and what I need to learn. I ask questions and scribble the answers.
Here is some of what I learned:
- Finger painting is fun
- I love oil pastels more than I ever thought I could
- Playing is fun
- I love color
- Perfect is overrated
- Darkness isn't always bad and sometimes you have to go through the dark to get to the light
- The journey is better than the destination
- I always get what I need
- When I am fueled by self love and worthiness I make wise choices in my life.
- I love my life and my family