Sunday, 5 June 2016

New Moon Creativity: Art and Soul Collage

As this New Moon today in Gemini has the potential to open up our creative pathways (see previous posts) it seems appropriate time to post a bit more about the 'Art and Soul' Collage workshops .

Next workshop in Calgary Ab   June 20th Full Moon in Sagittarius  6:30 - 9:00 pm
See 'Art and Soul ' tab above for contact info.

‘Art and Soul’ Collage is a simple and easy collage process that  helps us to express our inner self via visual imagery. It's a fun, safe, and inspiring way to get in touch with various aspects of our psyche in a group setting  (although of course you can do it anytime anywhere).

5" x 8 "

Inspired by and based on “SoulCollage® created by Seena B. Frost, 'Art and Soul' Collage is my own local version of this wonderfully creative and satisfying collage process. No artistic training required: Anyone can do it.

One by one we make our own deck of cards - each collage card representing one aspect of our personality or Soul. As in  dream work and Astrology, we explore the archetypes that are operating in our inner selves as well as in our outer lives. As we work in silence, certain images seem to draw us, and when we are finished each card, we quietly ask it  'Who are you?'

 The answer is shared with the group as  'I am  one who...'

The answer might be different each time...

"I am  One who is full of expressive, dynamic and powerful creative energy."
" I am  one who craves movement and stability at the same time. "
"I am one who remembers how good it feels to express myself creatively"
"I am one who is moving beyond the rigid structures in my life to explore personal freedom of expression." (etc)

Its a simple safe and inspiring way to get in touch with parts of our psyche, including diffcult ones.
There are no 'right' or 'wrong' interpretations. Just an infinite possibility of insights into our own self. We can also use the cards intuitively to answer life's questions and participate in self-discovery.

Seena Frost describes SoulCollage® as a way to "joyfully deepen your understanding of the relationships between your personality parts, you and your family/community/world, and you and your dreams, symbols, and Spirit.”

 As an astrologer, I enjoy  linking our local 'Art and Soul' Collage process to  current astrological themes.  At the start of a session I do a short guided visualization to help activate our intuitive right brain, adding imagery that pertains to the current New or Full Moon energy.

I am also planning 'Art and Soul' Collage weekend workshops (Autumn 2016) where we will explore our astrology chart via this visual method. Eventually this will also become an online course... not quite there yet.

Meanwhile, you are most welcome to get in touch for local events, or check in here to see further developments re the onlilne workshops.

All the best,

Sue the Raven,
'Art and Soul' Collage Calgary or

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