Sunday, January 10, 2010

Altering ourselves in 2010

I'm so excited our Altered Books-Exploring Creativity and Identifying Strengths workshop is sold out!!! YAY! And I'm working on developing a e-class on altered books and art therapy for the American Art Therapy Association's website.
I am also doing some journaling inspired by Diana Trout's book Journal Spilling, published by North Light. Several of her ideas and techniques I've seen before, but I like the art, layout and writing and am getting a lot out of it. She quotes Picasso as saying, "Every act of creation is first an act of destruction." This is very true, of "wrecking" a nice white journal page or a book to be altered. The rebel in me likes this. For example, if/when I apply and get a PhD, I'll be wrecking the perfectly good non-PhD'd me! Oh well, sometimes you have to do what you have to do.
What are you going to have to "destroy" to make something new and good in this world?
Hoping all good things love & joy come to you in the new year,

1 comment:

  1. I had to wreck my art studio just so that I could put a magnifying lamp on an ajoining table...but the table was not in that place that is the reason I had to rearrange everything. I have had to pick different pattens that disturbed my old way of doing things so I could develop better habits of getting things done. I have found that rearranging or doing things differently has been stimulating although at first not comfortable.


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