Over at Dirty Footprints Studio, I'm the Creative Director for the 21 Secrets art journaling workshop. I have to confess, though, that there's a lot more intuition involved than directing when it comes to seeking, selecting and inviting the artists. I sort of love it. There is just the right mix of consideration and mystery to the process, as I seek out a diverse group of artists to enhance, jump-start, challenge and entice your journaling practice for a 21 Secrets workshop.
See, I'm really a creative recruiter. I always have been - from when I was a kiddo bringing together friends that might not otherwise hang out together for creative shenanigans, to when I ran a gallery, curating and directing events for 600+ people at a time. Full circle, I find myself again as a gatherer of visionaries, artists and healers - for 21 Secrets, Spectrum and more. And as much as I place a lot of consideration into who to invite to teach - once they say YES, the whole project is sky-rocketed out of my intuitive hands and into the stars, while they dream up and create their workshops for you.
I love not knowing exactly what will result in the final mix... because I know something even better than that.
I know that when dedicated artists are invited to offer something, rooted in what thrills them to the core, to inspire creativity in others - that the combination of those efforts is always a beautiful, rich, multi-faceted offering, better than we could imagine or contrive or even create separately.
It becomes an experience for others that takes on a breath of its own. Happens every time. It's a little bit magic, and a whole lot of inspiration. It's creative energy in action.
That said, I'm super proud that we get to share the talented artists above today. They are the
21 22 artists teaching for 21 Secrets Spring 2015 - now open for registration at a pre-sale price!
You may recognize some of them - and I highly recommend hopping over to DFS today to meet any new faces and consider joining us in the Spring. You will love them - AND the workshops they are cooking up!
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