This past weekend I did an exciting workshop on Cortes Island facilitated by Lisa Gibbons called “A Story Telling and Art Making Weekend: Reclaiming Your Soul’s Intuition”.There was 12 artist’s and it was very inspiring time.The energy was high and the creativity did not stop.We started on Friday evening with a meet and greet,a story and making our wish dolls.The only word I can say to describe what happened the next 2 days is incredible.I am very happy with the art I made,the artist’s I spent time with were so inspiring, and I feel like I grew in my practice of creating art.I share today my 3 art pieces from the weekend Planted Seed ,My Wish Doll ,Vacation Calling and a photo of all of our wish dolls together.
Every Thursday a group of us on Cortes Island get together.The Studio is facilitated by Lisa Gibbons she shares new techniques and styles for us to try and supplies tools for us to use.We have a lot of fun on these afternoons and I always leave super inspired.Today I share one of my new paintings called “I Live Here Too…” I have been using this time on Thursday’s to practice some of the new technique’s she has been sharing working towards a new body of work.To learn more about Lisa Gibbons please visit her website (her work is beautiful) www.lisagibbonsart.com
The workshop facilitated on Cortes Island by Lisa Gibbon’s this past weekend was a very exciting new approach to creating art for me.She did an amazing job getting the juice flowing for our art projects and many artists came from off island so the room was filled with inspiration.I have to say that I learned so much and am very excited to incorporate some new skills to my art practice. I share today the definition of Archetypes and my art that I finished during the workshop that I dedicate to the man that holds my heart tight Chris Murdock.
In literature, an archetype is a typical character, an action or a situation that seems to represent such universal patterns of human nature.An archetype, also known as universal symbol, may be a character, a theme, a symbol or even a setting. Many literary critics are of the opinion that archetypes, which have a common and recurring representation in a particular human culture or entire human race, shape the structure and function of a literary work. The phrase “collective unconscious” refers to experiences shared by a race or culture. This includes love, religion, death, birth, life, struggle, survival etc. These experiences exist in the subconscious of every individual and are recreated in literary works or in other forms of art.
“I Am Priestess” – a Quadriptych from The Archetype Workshop
Thursdays I spend the afternoon with my fellow artist’s on Cortes Island doing mixed media art with Lisa Gibbons (she is our art teacher). Eleanor came for her portrait and boy was it a fun day.Stay tune for Week 13 of The Stuffy Collection.
Every Tuesday, Lisa Gibbons, on Cortes Island, opens her studio up and invites artists to attend her class. Last week I had the pleasure of bringing a friend from out of town. Paloma Vita and I had a great day creating. I thought I would share both projects that we finished. They are so different, and we had a great time. On the left is the piece by Paloma Vita, and on the right, Ring Ring, Connected by me, Laura Balducci. It’s amazing what different work can come out of 2 artists in the same art class.