The family of things - step into a creative space which allows inner relationships to emerge through image making and meaning making with the natural world. Create a living symbol and personal talisman which connects with whats alive for you are right now.
Listen to what speaks to you - whether animal, plant, bird, insect, mountain, river, or any other part of the family of things
The Family of Things - December 30th Thursday - 1 - 4pm, £35, all materials and tea & cake provided - inspired by nature and bringing a poetic and embodied creativity. Bring images to meet the turning of the year Venue to be announced
I've often used visual language to explore whats important to me, and to tend to inner promptings. The new year before last i decided that for my new years resolution i would bring the intention of embracing Stoat qualities for the year. Rather than the usual mental list of things to do or not do, that i never got very far with, i was inspired to take a more poetic approach to embodying changes. Something about the tenacity of stoats was my inspiration. And something in me really resonated with the chance to embrace a sense of wildness helping me grow. This year i went for the Crow. I explored the theme in more depth - and also shaped my practice into a workshop
You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes on. Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain are moving across the landscapes, over the prairies and the deep trees, the mountains and the rivers. Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air, are heading home again. Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting - over and over announcing your place in the family of things.