Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Corner View - Self-Portrait

Corner View is a weekly appointment - each Wednesday - created by Jane and currently curated by Francesca, where bloggers from all corners of the world share their view on a pre-arranged theme. If you'd like to join in, please leave a link to your Corner View post in the comments at www.fuoriborgo.com, and be sure to visit other participants, too.

Last week, I took a class, Healing and Expression Through Art,  at the Florida School of Holistic Living.  It was a wonderful experience.

The instructor started with having us sit in a circle and meditate.  Then he had us paint something that we feared.  As we didn't take photos of the process, I have reproduced using a Sharpy and legal pad :-)


(1) This is me... in a box - afraid of alienation and isolation.


(2) Then he had us draw some positive thoughts.  I added a lion from my trip to Africa, poppies for Italy, Buddha for my future trip to Thailand, and the Himalayas for another future trip.
(3) Then he had us turn our fear into something positive.  I began by using the only color left on my palette at the time - yellow.  Using the yellow, I "reached: out to the past and the future. And I became a sunflower - totally by accident!

Happy corner-viewing!

12 comments:

  1. wonderful spontaneous metamorphoses! hope it was healing too.

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  2. Wow, beautiful meditation and transformation!! I love your way of showing your self through this process:))
    Happy healing and expressive days!

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  3. Sounds like a great class, would love to see more posts about it!

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  4. There is really a healing progressed in the pictures. Great class.

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  5. What a lovely transformation! I bet that was a great excersize!

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  6. what a great way to have an innerside of kind of self potrait!

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  7. You treat the subject of this week in a very original way!

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  8. wow! what a wonderful accident!

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  9. I really do appreciate your creative take on this week's theme.
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    http://3ingiro.blogspot.it/2013/11/corner-view_13.html

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  10. what a happy accident ... and like Dana, I really like your take on this theme :D

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