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Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Starting with solid foundations

This week I finally got to join Simona at Timeless Rituals for her FREE ChakrART workshop 

She is teaching us how to rebalance our 7 main Chakra, to open our selves to our own creativity.
This week we are starting with the 1st Chakra which represents strong foundations....no better place to start really lol :D
Each week I will be making a journal page to explore my own Chakra...
the journalling reads..."I am strong...I am a builder of safe places"
This Chakra also represents patience...something you know I lack where art is concerned...so I have set myself another task for this workshop.
I am going to make a "Chakra Panel" to hang in my art space...wait for it...and I am going to take 7 weeks to make it.....I am....
I am using the back panel of a clip frame that broke...16 X 20 inches....
Yesterday I gessoed the board and tore images from a National trust magazine to make a collage layer.
My roots are ancient...they need fresh air, open spaces and solid earth to thrive...
just had to have this pair of stonking walking boots for the base of my piece(I have a pair just like them)

Today I added a paint layer. I worked with the colours representing each Chakra, in the order they appear in the body, using a different method to apply each one...

I LOVE THIS BACKGROUND!!!!!
How much energy can you feel from that? :D
I waited for it to dry...I did...
then instead of blocking out the background to reveal one of my bubble people, I decided to work the other way round...
The whole point of this workshop is to rebuild your own energy, so with each Chakra I work on I will add to this panel, to rebuild myself...I will...I will not look up the Chakra in advance...I will add the appropriate "feelings" to this piece after I have made the relevant journal page each week.
I will learn to savour my own creativity!
Enoy :D XXX
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11 comments:

  1. Fab! Love the bubble lady ;)
    xoxo Sioux

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  2. Fabulous, Gina. This will be a great project and I'm sure you will learn a lot about yourself. I tried to register for that class and was having computer problems so may to back and try again. You are off to a great start! xoDonna

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  3. Love your piece!
    And that background is fabulous!!! Such bright colors!!

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  4. Oh Gina I've not got to the class yet grrrr - loving what you've done!

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  5. Gina, WOW!!! I can feel the energy! Very strong, very powerful, very beautiful!!! A+++

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  6. Beautiful background collage, I'm glad you photographed it, it's too goodvto lose. Then your background is fabulous, i just would not be able to continue, but then I can see the main image coming through, and look forward to seeing it grow.

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  7. Wow! Love that background Gina.....
    Hugs xx

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  8. Gina, I love your page. My page for this week is in progress. I absolutely love the fact you are diving into a painting for the duration of the course. Love the energy it already possesses, I am looking forward to seeing how it develops. :)

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  9. I love your journal page and what a fantastic idea with your second piece. This will be interesting to watch how it evolves. :)

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  10. I love your woman and her colorful roots. I am a little bit late with my painting, but yours is a really divine expression.
    Hugs and love
    Erika

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