Life Art Incubate Assignments:
Friday, March 6, 10-11:30am PST: Sharing Our Work with Others
Friday, March 27, 10 -11:30am PST: Integration and Closure
Friday, January 17th Prompt (After First Class): Healing Image
Friday, January 24th Prompt: Creative Demons
Friday, January 31st Prompt: Personal Metaphors
Friday, February 7th Prompt (After Second Class): Building a Creative Practice
February 14th Prompt: Safe Rituals (continued) and Accountability Partners
- Write/reflect on what safety means to you and find Your ‘Safe Rituals’ (i.e. boundaries with time and creating structure, bringing in the sacred by lighting candle, setting intentions, prayer, getting support from others, etc.). How can this idea of ‘safety’ translate into your creative practice and projects?
- Find a few specific ‘safety rituals’ that you can incorporate in the next few weeks in our creative work together and/or in the creative projects you are working on.
February 21st Prompt: Passion for our Creative Projects
What inspires passion and aliveness in your creative work?
February 28th Prompt: Passion (Continued!) and Structuring Creative Time
Video for Prompt, #5: https://youtu.be/n9-Wp_HXBZY
PASSION ASSIGNMENT CONTINUES…
Found Image or Collage (see above from February 21st): Complete or start on your Found Image Assignment from February 21st – I look forward to seeing these being posted or emailed soon.
Are you passionate enough about your creative work?
What causes you to lose passion for your creative work?
How do you sustain passion for your creative projects?
What do you see as the difference between passion and mere interest?
What are your thoughts on the kindling and rekindling of desire?
(from Eric Maisel’s book, Making Your Creative Mark )
Post or email your responses to me or the group if you so desire. Or keep them for your own reflection…
Take time to make your ‘artmaking schedule’ and implement it. I know some of you have already done this – but if you have not – Do schedule concrete time for your life/art work and creative projects for the next month.
March 6th Prompt: Class Follow Up, ‘Sharing Our Creative Work’
ASSIGNMENT #1: ARTIST HIGHER SELF:
Spend more time with the drawing you created today, and this concept of ‘artist higher self’. What wisdom and support can this ‘self’ bring to you at this time. Write with a call and response with your drawing. Ask it questions and see how it answers (you can interview specific colors/shapes and images/symbols).
ASSIGNMENT #2: GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE:
What is one risk you can take regarding your creative life in the next week(s)?
•Share something with me personally through art or about your creative life that might feel a little risky.
•Be more vulnerable in our group container by posting or emailing a piece of art, or something about your creativity that feels awkward or that you might be holding back, and push through a fear. Get out of Hiding.
•Share some piece of your art or artist self with people in your life or on social media and see what response you receive.
•For those of you who already have art or projects brewing in the public arena, what might help you take a risk while also staying grounded with your ‘safe rituals’.
March 13th Prompt: Being in the Moment – Simple Art Sharing
March 20th Prompt: Dance! – Art Goals – 20 Questions:
Video for Prompt #7: https://youtu.be/5ADTApDKRgY
ADRIANA’S GROOVY DANCE to Bellyache by Billie Eilish:https://youtu.be/z4hpxSX3d0U…
1) DANCE IT OUT:
a) Find a song that you love, a song that makes you want to dance and take 3-5 minutes to dance in your bedroom, your kitchen, your living room, your garden space and let the emotions, the fears, the free floating anxiety shake and move through you. Find the joy in the dance (it can be a slow dance if your body is healing) and experience your vitality.
b) Make video of your dance and share with us on FB or through You Tube (unlisted) and/or tell us how it felt to do your dance during this time.
c) Share the song you chose and let’s see if we can create a dance playlist for our group!
2) ASSESS YOUR CREATIVE GOALS
Despite the stress and uncertainty of this time, it is still important to stay connected to your creative goals and what you came here to do in the first place. I suggest you go back and revisit your intentions and see where you are, what might have changed, and what you would like to commit to in 1 month – 3 months – 6 months. Spend some time writing about your creative goals/intentions and share them with us in the next week or bring these reflections to our final class next Friday.
3) 20 QUESTIONS FOR YOUR PROJECT OR PRACTICE
This is a very potent exercise that is inspired by Twyla Tharp – I used it for my film and it has helped shape the documentary. Write down 20 questions that pertain to your most treasured creative project/practice or topic. What do you feel most curious about. Let the questions continue to marinate over time. If so moved, answer the questions and see what shows up.
Note: Coaching Sessions: Some of you still have sessions with me and I will have openings in the coming weeks to meet together. Please plan on scheduling another session within the month after our group ends so I can support you to keep continuing with your art life. If you want to add more sessions, I will be offering some special packages so feel free to email me in inquire. You can check out my scheduler but I will be opening up more times so feel free to email me directly as well.