Our first lesson was to create a gremlin that represents all those features that inhibit creating and making. This was sort of a challenge as my gremlin was always my mother's criticism of everything ventured. Once she died I was liberated. Since reading and looking at the gremlins created by the group, a few others have emerged that i had never even considered.
One person mentioned procrastination as passive aggressiveness . What an interesting gremlin that will be.
In another exercise we wrote down who we are. Well i scanned a flat doll i made to represent me some time ago, clothed her and attached her to a label. The background is the part of the voluminous notes included in prescription drugs. It is fine paper and is perfect for stamping or coloring. Added a few passing thoughts
Next is to make a talisman. As i always considered a belief in magic etc. a way of not being in charge it was exciting to have Quinn (http://quinncreative.wordpress.com/2011/08/19/feeding-your-inner-critic/ )come up with an alternative view of a talisman as a reminder to make your own luck. So off i go to finish up the assignments for this week.
PS the book RAW ART Journaling is all about writing in an art journal and it is packed with ideas and exercises that are fun. It is the first book purchased in a very long time where the author actually wrote the whole book. My last few purchases were marred by being compilations of articles by writers mostly of fleeting internet fame. This book has body and the soul of a real writer.