I am a new child in my realization of my own awakening. I want to learn every art form. For the past 6 weeks, clay has been my medium and I am new to this. Clay is very technical and once form is learned, the true artist will come out to sculpt and create. I have never felt an art so emotionally challenging. All my life I would go from one thing to another and this part of me continues this trait which I am not sure is good or bad. In my class there are three of us, 2 are 18 and I am 45. We feel defeated because mastering the form is something which takes years of experience. All three of us females who are very spiritual and philosophical. We enjoy all true art. One other young lady spends most of her time in the glass studio. Whole different vibe up there. One I am more drawn to.
Hi shelley,
Art is just a “catharsis” for me, but I have been so vulnerable attending this art school with so many other talented people. I had no real expectations except to immerse myself into an area where art abounds. You are right though, just have fun.
Rez,
I have given that much thought about a meditation retreat. At least for over a year now, my spirit desired to get away from the life I once knew in SC. Being at Penland and working with clay is mindless, but very spiritual at the same time. Everyone in our studio have been a part of the spiritual energy my spirit needed. They too are experiencing a newness within themselves. Our instructor has been very validating for me as well as a special woman who once was just like me. So many beautiful and talented spirits in this place. My spirit lead me there for a reason and it is slowly revealing the gift.
I just want to thank you beautiful soul friends how much I appreciate you. Your continual wisdom in each one of you brings me back to loving who I am and allowing this journey to unfold without a life map.
I love you all!