Spread # 106- Global Warming August 11, 2010Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.
Ice melting is what happens when you get a bunch of people to make art together. Whether it is a drum circle on the beach, poetry reading in a café, art journaling with an online global community, there is sweet enchantment in the sharing of common attitudes toward creativity. I see it time and again, the gathering around a common passion makes for tender, openly loving humans. This notion holds the imagining of happy people, the promise of a warm, tolerant, and more loving and interconnected global community. More proof of that I got last weekend when I took my 12-year-old daughter to DeviantART’s 10th Birthday Bash at the fantastic House of Blues in L.A. DeviantART is an online art group my daughter is a member of. This group has over 14 million online members from all over the world. Most artists in the group, including my daughter, create digital art, illustrations and drawings, in anime, manga, and other brilliant individual styles, post them on their pages, and chat away about art. In that party I observed an exuberant energy and warmth radiating from all participants. Shyness did not arrive. Humor did. It felt so sweetly familiar to me. Such global gatherings give me hope for a magnificent global warming.
Speaking of warm fuzzies, check out some upcoming opportunities to get together, make some art, and while at it, melt some ice, and warm a globe.
Registration started this month for:
ARTFEST– April 6-10, 2011, in Port Townsend, WA
Teaching 3 6-hour-workshops: Thursday- A deck of Roses, Friday- Roots & Shoots, and Saturday- The Art of Correspondence.
Registration started just yesterday for:
AN ARTFUL JOURNEY– February 17-21, 2011- A 3-day retreat held in the Santa Cruz mountains of northern California.
Teaching Yours Naturally– a 3-day Nature Journaling Workshop