A Sacred Circle of Creativity workshop was a three-day journey into the mystery and manifestation of our own creative souls. It took place this last Oct. 12-14.

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I am so thankful to the creative beings who joined me on this journey. We found inspiration and connection to mother earth in the nearby acres of Kennedy Woods Savanna held within the 1,300 acres of the urban park, Forest Park, only a couple of miles from my studio.

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While in the Savanna, we wrote poems and thoughts to be used in books we later created.

 

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We touched the trees and made rubbings, also used in the books we created.

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We explored the depths of creativity with meditations, poems and the marks we made with images and words onto paper surfaces. We created books and boxes, containers for our manifestations that came from that mystery of the creative process.  Here are some of these creations. Again I am so thankful the creative souls who shared their hearts and souls during this time.

 

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We created origami books that started with large sheets of heavy art paper.  We make marks with watercolor paints, acrylic inks, sumi ink and walnut ink. We folded them to create an eight page book including cover and back.

 

sacred-circle-of-creativity-book-open-gary-schimmelpfenig-blog-creativity-for-the-soul-blogGary Schimmelpfennig’s book with added words and papers.
It was folded and torn to create a book.

sacred-circle-of-creativity-book-cover-gary-schimmelpfenig-blog-creativity-for-the-soul-blogFront Cover of Gary’s book

sacred-circle-of-creativity-book-2-gary-schimmelpfenig-blog-creativity-for-the-soul-blogInside pages of Gary’s book with a poem by Rilke

sacred-circle-of-creativity-book-1-gary-schimmelpfenig-blog-creativity-for-the-soul-blogInside pages of another book by Gary

sacred-circle-of-creativity-gary-schimmelpfenig-big-box-1-blog-creativity-for-the-soul-blogInside of Gary’s large box that holds the books and smaller boxes created.

sacred-circle-of-creativity-box-closed-gary-schimmelpfenig-blog-creativity-for-the-soul-blogClosed cover of Gary’s large box.

sacred-circle-of-creativity-book-1-jan-schless-blog-creativity-for-the-soul-blogFront cover of one the books Jan Schless created.

sacred-circle-of-creativity-book-4-jan-schless-blog-creativity-for-the-soul-blogInside pages of Jan’s book with tree rubbings

sacred-circle-of-creativity-book-2-jan-schless-blog-creativity-for-the-soul-blogInside pages of Jan’s book with tree rubbings

sacred-circle-of-creativity-book-5-jan-schless-blog-creativity-for-the-soul-blogInside pages of Jan’s book

sacred-circle-of-creativity-book-6-jan-schess-blog-creativity-for-the-soul-blogHoly Darkness book by Jan Schless

sacred-circle-of-creativity-box-1-closed-jan-schless-blog-creativity-for-the-soul-blogJan’s large box that holds the books and smaller boxes she created.

sacred-circle-creativity-box-closed-linda-massie-blog-creativity-for-the-soul-blogLarge box created by Linda Massie

sacred-cirlce-of-creativity-box-open-linda-massie-blog-creativity-for-the-soul-blogOpened box with Linda’s creations

sacred-circle-of-creativity-book-6-linda-massie-blog-creativity-for-the-soul-blogOpened pages of one of Linda’s books

sacred-circle-of-creativity-book-5-linda-massie-blog-creativity-for-the-soul-blogDetail of poems and thoughts in Linda’s book

sacred-circle-of-creativity-book-4-linda-massie-blog-creativity-for-the-soul-blogInspirations from the time spent in the Savanna, in Linda’s book

sacred-circle-of-creativity-linda-massie-book-1-blog-creativity-for-the-soul-blogInside Linda’s book with added feathers, or wings

sacred-circle-of-creativity-book-2-linda-massie-blog-creativity-for-the-soul-blogMore inside pages of Linda’s book

sacred-circle-of-creativity-book-3-linda-massie-blog-creativity-for-the-soul-blogThoughts from inside Linda’s book

sacred-circle-of-creativity-stillness-linda-massie-blog-creativity-for-the-soul-blogA message for us all,  in Linda’s book

In this time of Thanksgiving, I am thankful for all the creative souls who have shared so much over the years. I look forward to the manifestation of our creative mysteries as we journey through time.

LINDA

P.S. – link to blog about small boxes we created during this workshop.

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