Working together today on a huge canvas -- super fun!
A really big canvas -- daunting at first, but
the group met the challenge trying every
available medium with panache.For the past month I've been leading seminars on
Nourishing Creativity at Emmanuel College at
the Unversity of Toronto, in Toronto, Canada.
What a blast. We have been delighted to have
guest appearances by Gary Smith, portrait artist,
who added his talent and wit and warmth
to all three seminars, Trica Carey, Entertainment
promoter and event planner, and Patrick Luciani,
a writer who has written for the Globe and Mail
and Huffington Post..
Gary Smith does a portrait demo in pastels
Trica Carey offered tips on
event planning, professionalism and
keys to successful creativity
Writer Patrick Luciani offered his tips on
the successful writer's life.
drawing, discussions about methods for
unblocking our creative goals, working
on art projects together, and even how to
meditate to help us be creative.
It was an eye opening treat, if I do say so myself.
Today, the final day we listened to writing tips
from Patrick Luciani, then the group worked
together on a huge canvas, 12 feet, by 8 feet,
using markers, acrylics, glue, collage.
At the end of the session we cut up the
massive piece into sections and the creators
took them home -- a triumphant finale to a
Thank you to our guest speakers, and to the
talented seminar class who made it memorable.
Have a using-your-creativity day.