anytime you do something for the first time...its exciting, scary, exhilarating.
the tables were set.
the supplies were ready.
and the handmade personal touches i really wanted to give were in place.
then you wait. wait for the students. wait for their excitement and wait for their excitement to only multiply your emotions 10-fold.
every event has a dynamic, its own personal and intimate energy about it.
the energy is nothing you can plan for or define, it is unique to the 20 woman that participate in the creative exchange of ideas and contribute to the stories that carve out the journey we all take together throughout the weekend.
to watch these 20 beautiful woman begin on thursday with a portfolio of blank pages in hand and end the weekend with the bound piece of artwork is like the best feeling i have ever experienced.
i have never been able to spend 4 days building, guiding and watching the creative process unfold in the hands of others...i am not kidding when i say it is magic.
my first instruction...
make as many mistakes as possible but play with everything
that first night, there was literally dozens of pages of mediums, gels, textures, colors and pastes everywhere! it was awesome!
the idea that they didnt have to know what they were creating and that they could just play knowing that their creativity would evolve and unfold if they just opened them selves up to it over the course of the weekend was LIBERATING!
i am truly grateful...
i am inspired.
INSPIRED STUDIOS kicked a$$!