|"Animate our dreams" collage by Lani, textures by FlyPaper.|
The doors for the Morning Pages Daily Art Practice eCourse with an attached FaceBook Group classroom are almost ready for members. (The FaceBook Group would be a place for community; for sharing images, ideas and questions but is totally optional.)
Over the past couple of years, I've been creating and posting morning pages every day on FaceBook. Here's what I have learned so far. If you practice something every day, you get better at it. If you practice something which encourages thought and reflection every day, you become more thoughtful. If you practice something which makes you happy every day, you get happier every day.
As a student, I used to wonder about why Edith Kramer, art therapy pioneer, told us to create art every day. She also encouraged us to keep a journal for things we were learning, for the ideas and questions that come to us. She suggested that these activities, if engaged in fully, would help us grow into our best selves, that we would be able to see our strengths and resilience unfold. There are a lot of intrinsic rewards built into utilizing our inner strengths and nothing that promotes freedom, independence, and a sense of self worth better than the realization that we have the power to create our own inner satisfaction and intrinsic rewards. Over this past two year Morning Pages exploration, I have to admit Edith Kramer had a point about all of this.
This eCourse will be about growing into our best selves, engaging in a daily art practice, the benefits and joys of such a practice, the challenges and even the specifics of collage work and some photoshop tutorials and guidance (because you have asked my how I do what I do, so why not share it). In the past I have created eCourses with blogs, posting bi-weekly (sometimes more) and that the blog would remain up for a few months after I stop posting. That makes it self paced and with a FaceBook group we can continue to play. Hope that sounds of interest!
If so, just $15 will get you the course, the group, and a bonus eZine "Art Dreams (Lani's Morning Pages).
If you just want the zine without the course, it's yours for $10.