a Retreat to Nature for the Creative Mind

November 2018

 

 

 

 

Current Listing of Programs 3/26/18

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Paste Paper

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Untitled, Pam Paulsrud 1

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Wabi Sabi - Paste Paper & Suminagashi

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Pam Paulsrud Untitled 2

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Rosie Kelly 2

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Rosie Kelly

 Wabi Sabi   Rosie Kelly & Pamela Paulsrud

This spring and fall, the focus at Whispering Woodlands with Rosie Kelly and Pamela Paulsrud will be on Wabi-Sabi, the Eastern aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. What better place and time than the northern woodlands to entrain our bodies to the healing frequencies and harmonies of nature? What better place to immerse yourself in the early summer beauty or autumn's glory, while sharing in an appreciation of cosmic order?

Meditative exercises and the observance of new and old growth will inspire journaling and painting. Observation of sound and silence, color and form will inform pages as they layer with a variety of materials and processes.

Without preconceived ideas, we will explore the kind of beauty we are most deeply drawn to.

Author Leonard Koren says: "Beauty is a complex of exciting, pleasurable sensations primarily emanating from things that make us feel more alive and connected to the world.  Often these feelings are accompanied by a compelling sense of truth, goodness and love."

Two projects/structures will be developed incorporating Wabi-Sabi elements.  

Suggested reading: Leonard Koren's book, Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers  and Wabi-Sabi: Further Thoughts by Leonard Koren (Mar 17, 2015)   

 

 

 

 

 

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Pam -n- Rosie Team

Fri. Nov. 2nd, Sat. Nov. 3rd, and Sun. Nov. 4th 

9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.   $450/$10 materials fee

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November is a ways off, we are not finished with program listings

 

 ...MORE TO COME...

 

 

 

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