Monday, November 1, 2010

Art Heart & Healing

I have joined the free online course of Art Heart & Healing over at Willowing and have managed to successfully do lesson 2. I am really enjoying her free lessons and I think I will follow it up with one of her other courses, possibly the 'Whimsy'. This past week she gave a lesson on 'whimsy' girls and the above is what I produced from that lesson. These gals are so different from what I am used to, but boy were they fun to create!

The first part of the lesson was much more emotional for me. We had to find pictures of ourselves when we were children and then create a list of what we "Wish for" that child. Oy vay did I have a problem with this one... it brought up all sorts of emotions that I wasn't prepared for! Anyway... I muddled through it okay. I followed her steps in transferring images and managed to transfer three images to my spread. I don't know if I like this technique too much as it rubbed a lot of the image off, but it also represents my childhood because my childhood is faded because I am a completely new person... so I guess it works out well.

Hopefully I will get to tomorrows lessons this week and not two weeks from now! LOL!

Here's hoping you are all having a wonderful week! Happy creating with many blessings!



Rita A. said...

I love your little girls. They are so cute. I'm doing the class too but I'm having all kinds of problems. My transfers didn't work at all so I went and got another book to start over. I think I was just too impatient and didn't let them dry enough.
I look forward to seeing more of your girls.

Diane said...

Tam is wonderful! Journaling is such a great way to help us express things that can be hard for us to talk about.

Janet said...

Your pages look great! I'm also "doing" Tam's class but I'm just gathering my info and haven't started any of the projects yet.

I think Tam's free class is one of the best I've taken! She is very generous with her information.

Lorraine said...

hello kelly. i like all your transfers..i found this quite difficult to do. your whimseys are great I like their illustrative qualities..thanks for your kind comments and visiting my blog

Martha Lever said...

Your little whimsey girls are SO precious. I haven't done the page of me yet but I plan to do that soon. I am enjoying her class and I might also take her whimsey class.

Creative Mish said...

Beautiful projects..I'll have to go check out the whimsy classes

Anonymous said...

Your wee whimsy girls are fabulous! I adore them!

I was hoping to take the class also, but the videos would eat all my months broadband in one hit. :(

Jo said...

Love your whimsical girlies - what fun! Yet such a contrast to your journalling pages - goodness, powerful stuff: that Tam's classes can evoke such raw tenderness and an 'allegorical' shadowy quality too. As your post title suggests, I trust that the journalling exercise has been healing: helping you realise how far you have come and how much the heartache of childhood has been soothed.
hugs xxx

ArtfulLee Designed said...

I absolutely love your week two pages. I hope to get to mine this week.

Wini said...

Your week two pages look great, and your Whimsy girls are really cute!! Great to hear that you're having fun and experiencing healing. Have a creative weekend! Wini

Anonymous said...

oh so many others are also enjoying this free course..and I was thinking of joining in too...but for the lack of time holding me back!

oh well....we create when and how we can, right!

i love your pages here....the faded photos are so symbolic of days gone by..i love them!

hope you have fun with the rest of the course...i look forward to seeing more of what you do!

ciao bella

creative carmelina

Anonymous said...

sound like you had fun - and your little girlies are so cute! I'm gonna go have a look a willowing. Hope all is OK with you.

Anonymous said...

P.S. I hope you don't mind, but I made a clone of your kitty on my blog, too. She's so cute.