10/19/23 Creative Connections
Transform the Darkness - Healing Arts Workshop
- The Loft at The Branch
A simple stained glass type drawing. Participants will be asked to think about names they’ve been called or experiences they have had in the past that might still cause shame and make them feel stuck from assigning something more beautiful to their life. They will write these words (fat, ugly, slut, loser, addict, victim, stupid, etc.) in various styles, sizes, and directions with black marker on their paper. The goal is that once all the word we internalize area out and overlapping, the words themselves will become virtually unrecognizable to others – yet we will know they are there. Once the words are all out, we will top it with a black outline (stencil) of a butterfly. Using crayon, they will color in each small section in a stained-glass manner so that the butterfly becomes the most prominent image, and all the rest is simply background that allows the butterfly to stand out! We will discuss the transformation that occurs as we send the words and physical/emotional pain of our pasts to the background – and allow ourselves to focus on the beautiful growth and transformation that is possible when we become willing!
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