How fortunate I was
to sit with my two dear friends, Wendy and Madeline
at the table of Orly Avineri.
The constant me was evident on the page.
After a morning of painting, pasting and focusing,
our minds were revived by the amazing meal that Orly prepared.
Every bit of the day was creative.
And then we laid out our hearts for one another with no judgment, no criticism, but with pure acceptance and beauty.
I am so grateful to have gleaned from Orly’s wisdom,
and thank her for shifting her schedule to accommodate her foreigner visitors.
Orly recently published her first book. It is brimming with inspiration. Go there and get that. You’ll be glad you did.
Our next Joy Journal Project is about quiet, shhh. Class is July 1. Join us online or in person.
Our first Joy Journal Project assignment was to create a page featuring someone that brought a sparkle to our eyes. The one I created in class featured my mother. Sometimes I think there is no one that loves her family more. She is forever planning events and happenings that will bring us together and build such sweet memories. Besides that, I will never forget the loving nurturing I received growing up. When I was a girl, I was plagued with severe leg aches from a young age into adulthood. Whenever I would cry out in the night, my mom would arrive with a tube of Ben Gay and would rub my aching legs until I fell back asleep. In one thousand lines of poetry, I could never express to her how deeply this loving act affected the core of my being.
While I may never fully express my appreciation to her, I can continue to pour out my heart on the pages of my journals. That is one very large reason I am so thrilled to be attending Orly Avineri‘s art journaling class, The Secret Lives of Paint Drippings, this Sunday! And I get to attend with two of my closest friends. Woohoo!
But never fear, I’ll be back in time to teach our next Joy Journal Project assignment on July 1.
Oh, and although this is far from quiet, I would be remiss if I did not invite you all to Jumpstart Creativity tomorrow evening at the Mud Pie Bakery. Please join me in welcoming Jess Greene of Seek Your Course to Kansas City, one of her many stops on her Jumpstart Creativity tour of North America.
Here’s the skinny:
Event: Jumpstart Creativity FREE creative exploration experience
Place: Mud Pie Vegan Bakery and Coffeehouse
Address: 1615 W 39th St, Kansas City, MO 64111
Hope to see you all there!