(because that's where and why and how all the creative magic happens)
I'm really glad we all did this together. I hope you are too.
EVERYBODY did outstanding work - not just in the scope of their collage creations but also in terms of quickly establishing a challenge-based working style and dedication to their personal process development. Despite the initial uncertainty any challenge brings it was truly remarkable to see how quickly everyone adapted to their freshly personalized relationship to this expressive medium. By reviewing each other's efforts the way we'd all look at something together if our virtual situation was happening in the walking-around world - we each insured that every single one of us "got" something about collage that we hadn't quite put together before this time of sharing.
Everyone - including me - willingly trusted I'd guide them to a stationary end-point while also digging deeper into their private stashes of emotion and life experience as well as their paper collections. Now - going forward - there's only one barometer/compass rose to be followed:
keep speaking truth to and FOR power
from the center of your creative soul
and every corner and crevice you discover
where true power resides
My faves from these days:
Marti - curendera (make sure to scroll down or click for her response to our final prompt)
[For those who like statistics - this blog has averaged 82 unique visitors a day for the challenge time-frame. Including myself and everyone actively involved - 35 people have let me know they're participating/following along as a somewhat regular part of their creative experience.
The most unique visits to a single post (328) happened here. oof. Typepad is going rogue on me right here at the end!
For reasons unknown all the [listed as published] posts aren't appearing on the blog right now. At least not in what I can see of it here on my laptop or phone. The post with the most unique visitors was the Day 16 results page for the garden Crone totem. Quite a skyrocket! Somebody somewhere linked, obviously, to significant effect. Perhaps it's fitting that my first studio-based intention once I've scheduled this post is to paint that totem's background layer. Last things first, as I like to say!
Not at all by design but I'm very grateful it's working out this way - I don't have to be/go anywhere that requires me to be all the way ON until Thursday morning. Between now and then I'm planning to stay paint smudged and considerably more powered-down than I've been since ... before Thanksgiving, actually. Yikes. No wonder I feel so ready to shift from extro to intro mode energetically.
and I still don't have a clue what I might post on this blog going forward. or why ...]