mind·ful /ˈmīn(d)fəl/ adjective
-focusing one's awareness on the present moment, especially as part of a therapeutic or meditative technique
cre·a·tion /krēˈāSH(ə)n/ noun
-the action or process of bringing something into existence
M I N D F U L C R E A T I O N
In this series of workshops we'll be using mindfulness to inspire creation, as well as use the process of creation to bring about mindfulness.
“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things." – Steve Jobs
We are all born as Divine creators in one way or another. Within each one of us is the ability to create, because we are connected to ourselves, to each other, to our surroundings- to the Divine within and all around us. In order to use our creativity to its fullest potential, it's necessary to mindfully draw on that connection and access it within our hearts, more commonly referred to as using our imagination.
“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will” – George Bernard Shaw
Meditation is a great way to fully activate our imagination for mindful creation AND guidance. Meditation is simply any mental exercise to focus one's thoughts to heighten one's awareness and can be done in so many ways.
In this collaborative workshop we'll be exploring meditation in two ways:
First, we'll be learning and practicing the art of lettering as taught by Kay of Triligraphy. Not only can the focus and practice of repeating strokes in calligraphy calm the mind, the message that you choose to write in your art piece also imprints another layer of meaning and connection. Over the years Kay has learned to channel her creative passion for calligraphy as a tool to help address mental health and spreads awareness in the meaningful messages she chooses to share.
To inspire the message in the art piece you'll be creating, Charmaine of Holding Space will be leading the group through a Feel Trip- a guided visualization that activates your senses. In this particular meditation you'll have the opportunity to experience and receive a message directly from your connection with the Divine and translate it into your final art piece.
What’s in store for you:
-Lettering workshop with Kay (practice workbook + pen for you to keep)
-Meditation led by Charmaine
-Create your final art piece on clear acrylic to take home and enjoy
... all set in the beautiful space of Clove + Whole
Spots are limited, so we recommend purchasing your tickets early. Visit http://mindful-creation.eventbrite.com to hold your space.