We had a wonderful Shibori dyeing class today! We were a small group, but that meant we could giggle and play all we wanted, and that we did! I have been promised pictures, so I will happily post them when I receive them.
For a long time, I have thought that it would be wonderful to combine my work in counseling and my artistic work together to help people. Thanks to Elizabeth Furr, Art Director at the Old Rock School in Valdese, now I will be able to do that. I proposed the idea of a workshop using an exercise that I created to help people process grief, while they were creating an art quilt; graciously she has scheduled for me to lead this workshop on November 9th and 10th of this year. I've very excited to share this new concept, and feel that it will be beneficial for people who have experienced loss of any kind. A few years ago, I thought of the fact that the stages of grief could be compared in a symbolic way to the seasons of the year. A few months ago, as part of my own therapeutic work, I developed an art quilt and this concept entitled, "Seasons of Healing," to delve further into this idea and explore its usefulness in my work. Now, it's coming to fruition! I can't believe it, and I am so excited about it! I hope the participants of the workshop will find it helpful to work on this activity as well.
I'll share more info about my process and the workshop plans closer to November. Wish me luck...
I was invited by the lovely Robin Bias, Art Educator and Art Department Chair at Patton High School this week to present a Shibori Workshop for her 16 students. I had an absolutely wonderful time! Ms. Bias and the students all made me feel right at home and very welcome! I think the students enjoyed their silk scarves and cotton bandanas very much. I have to say, I am most impressed with their goodies! If you want to learn more about Shibori, visit this page in my site. Here are the pictures from our workshop:
Even as I was entering this blog post, my husband brought in a "Thank You" note from the students and Ms. Bias, thanking me for visiting their classroom and sharing my knowledge with them. I have to say, the THANK YOU is all mine! I so much appreciated the opportunity to come and visit and share your time with you! It was a blessing for me! Thank you all so very much!! :)
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