Expressive Arts

I had signed up for a first of September web based seminar with Expressive Arts Florida Unfortunately, bad weather caused a postponement.

It’s a topic that interests me greatly.  I am interested in self expression through the work of soul searching and spiritual seeking.  Writing has always been a path of that work for me.  Yoga and meditation are also paths I use.  Lately I have been drawn to art.  I had no training or courses in art all through school, but I have always doodled.  I signed up for a basic drawing class last winter, took a watercolor class this summer, and have signed up for a second watercolor painting class in the fall.

Better late than never to correct a fault in my education.  It was a hunger deep inside that had to be fed.

Expressive Art, as I understand it, is a bit different than a drawing or a painting class though.  It seems to be more of a therapeutic technique.  This article gives some background and exercises.

I have made colleges before, but had not really thought about that as anything beyond  a decorative craft for notebooks and storage boxes. Hmm.  Sometimes, somehow I stumble onto things without even realizing I was looking for them.  I don’t know yet if I will be able to access the rescheduled seminar but I will keep myself open to new experiences.4895f854194eaa74fe36a58f6fd3a386

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7 thoughts on “Expressive Arts

  1. I have seen (pictures) of the greeting cards you have made and they are such works of art! I hope you enjoy your class. Artistic is just not who I am but I sure admire it in others! Have fun.

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  2. Hi Olga! I see you’ve started another blog on WordPress. I’m sorry you had problems with Blogger. I love it that you’re exploring your creative self. Good for you! I’m between my photobooks right now. It will be nice to be back to my usual schedule again.

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  3. Being the talented slob I am, I am probably limited to adult coloring. What I do enjoy doing is looking at a painting and trying to find a piece of music from my memory that would be a good soundtrack for the painting as though it were a scene from a movie. An example is Andrew Wyeth’s Wind From The Sea:

    The soundtrack? Consolation by Rick Peller:

    I admire your desire to learn new things. It will keep you young.

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  4. I’m impressed with all the things you try that keeps your life rich and interesting. I worked for a male professor who learned watercolor painting when he was in his 70s. He was amazing! Best of all it was incredibly fulfilling for him.

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