Monday, July 28, 2014

Flag Making at Threads of Awakening

The act of creating is a healing gesture,
as sacred as prayer, as essential to the spirit as food to the body.
~ Jan Phillips

prayer flag workshop 

What an enriching experience it was teaching flag making at Leslie Rinchen Wongmo's Threads of Awakening studio in Oxnard over the weekend!  The group arrived enthusiastic and interested, driving in from Ojai and as far away as San Diego.  I love how each group I work with adds something new to the mix.

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The space awaits...

We began with some reflective exercises to help bring our bodies and attention to being present and open.  Following some creative warm ups, it was on to fun flag making with mixed media.  Working at their own pace, everyone seemed to enjoy the process using paint, buttons, feathers, glue, thread and more.  Lively conversation ensued as we got to know each other.

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Sue absorbed in work...

Sara, Bernice and Leslie.  Time for a few photos...

Each person brought their own vision to the process...
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Wonderful bursts of color ...

prayer flag workshop
A special turtle...

prayer flag workshop
Rich collage and delicate drawing...

prayer flag workshop
Space, flight and sky

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Thank you, Sue!

Thank you Ladies, for choosing to spend your Saturday making art.  A big Thank You to Leslie for graciously welcoming us to the wonderful Threads of Awakening Transformative Arts space

Leslie RW and Linda M
Leslie and I with Bhavana Project flags in background

 Look for more flag workshops at the studio coming in the future.

studio door
Studio Door photo by Leslie Rinchen Wongmo



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