Friday, April 4, 2014

What is cooking in Soul Food

Soul Food has been a tonic for my soul this year,
so many different lessons and I can just not think and follow along and play
Here are some of my pages from this wonderful class.

I really enjoyed the fresh new technique in this one,
lesson 5 with Jeanette House.
Weaving inspired by sunsets- love it.

This is from lesson 8 with Regina Lord
Many of the lessons are created in different ways to how I am sharing them here, I have worked mainly in my art journal as that is how it suits me best right now.

This one was lesson 9 with Heather Santos
it was one we all need
Letting Go Of Perfect 

Lesson 7 with Zorana
Encouraged me to buy some new supplies-
my first golden paints
and experiment!

I just adored lesson 14 with Michelle Sylvia
bought out a whole tribe of gorgeous tree sprites into the world.

I added a little peek hole through the back 
of my lesson 15 and now my tree sprite is peeking through.

Lesson 15 with Ayala Art

Taught us how to cover up our mistakes and work on faces and hands.

Loved this lesson 18 with Stephanie Ackerman
my text is from 

The Upanishads

Lead me from dreaming to waking.
Lead me form opacity to clarity.
Lead me from complicated to simple.
Lead me from the obscure to the obvious.
Lead me from intention to attention.
Lead me from what I am told to what I see I am.
Lead me from confrontation to wode openness.
Lead me to the place I never left.
Where there is peace, and peace.

This is my take on lesson 20 with Carissa Paige

We were encouraged to play with the dark of night and some of the work shared in the group from this lesson is just breath taking and  beautiful.

This one was a weekend bonus lesson with Mika Diaz
I loved how it turned out and the things I learned in this lesson are already influencing my other works. 
I just love how the act of creativity is osmotic, what I learn or am inspired by in one area comes out in another. 

Lesson 22 with Jennifer DeDonato became for me a homage to my parrots,
we share our lives with a raucous and beautiful family of rainbow lorikeets.

These cheeky collaged owls are from lesson 25 with Heather Santos.
Heather is sharing some really cool techniques in her lessons through these classes.

This little cutie is from lesson 26 with Melanie Underwood.
Another great lesson filled with new techniques for me to play with.

I have just shared a few of the wonderful lessons here, many other lessons are included that I have not created yet- art dolls, assemblages, stunning canvas and wood panel art works. So many different mediums and art forms are presented with fabulous instruction and support. The teachers are so generous with sharing techniques and the back up and the connection within the classes and the course is wonderful.
I want to thank my gorgeous friend Jeanette House for bringing me to Soul Food and to thank Mystele, Heather and Jeanette for gathering and presenting such a well rounded and inspiring course.
Soul Food has indeed nourished my soul this year.