Folk art THERAPY
PAINTING & CREATING WITH NATURE
I hold a few art sessions during the year guiding the process of painting folk-inspired roses and birds.
I often choose the rose for its symbolism – Love, Honour, and Wisdom. Birds for their greater vision to see the landscape of being. I choose to paint in a simple way which can be very therapeutic to the body.
The budding of the rose,
Soft white curve, tip tantalised with a blush of red,
Sublime, sweet with promise,
pregnant with breathe of fire in the heart.
Unfolding love grace
This is a day course offering each individual the opportunity to achieve very personally pleasing results.
Below are some examples of more detailed images. The image on fabric above is achievable for all, there is no wrong way. I will guide you through a step by step process, slowly building towards creating a more complete image to take away with you, and sharing the skills needed to create more images at your leisure.
All products are provided.
Please bring a lunch with you; drinks will be available along with homemade vegetarian sweet treats.
(This image was taken during the 1st phase of construction).
Commissioned by Sladebank Woods Stroud.
This was a large work – Eventually measuring three and a half metres by two metres tall, built on a slope. All the wood for the frame was given a foundation in the earth and birthed into being with drumming and song. Created only from wood sourced on-site including all-natural fastenings and finishings made to suit. To give it a dream-like quality I especially made some feather wands to hang in the antlers, weaving naturally dyed red hand-spun wool into places on the body to represent life’s vitality.
For similar to be created privately or publicly, please contact me via the website. I can also offer this as a group event.
Prices will be on request.
“In times past people thought Deer lived deep in the forest so that they could learn secret knowledge. As one of the oldest animals in existence, it was a symbol of life, fertility, and vitality. Their antlers were a symbol of the tree of life”.