There are always so many lovely forms of inspiration when I fly back home. These delightful pottery pieces were in the airport - I love the way art and music are a way of life in the Northwest. It has certainly shaped who I am.
I tend to see the small details in the world around me - always have. This may have something to do with being nearsighted. Little shapes fascinate me, and feel like finding treasures. In the same vein, repeat patterns feel satisfying and rich in an orderly way.
I was really happy with the powerpoint. Christi did most of that on her end, with me supplying photos and text by email to add on for my segment. We really emphasized not just our work, but the healing aspect of art. After all, these were cancer patients we spoke to. We tried to show how art is a creative and hopeful influence in our lives and a huge help to regain our health. Lots of pretty images can't hurt either, can they? The pictures are of me and Christi with the art pillows and the fabric journals we made and gave as gifts to the ladies. They each got to pick their own. The last part of the presentation was when we helped them get started with some Sharpies and water soluble pencils and crayons in their journals. Ideas were supplied to them, because we know the inhibiting effect of blank pages! I wish I had remembered to take photos of the group members in action, but as usual in the heat of the moment I forgot.