This is where I’ve dropped an eclectic mix of information and inspiration – you’re apt to stumble on just about anything here!
May it be worthy of your time.
Inspirational videos and tutorials can be found on just about any art form and topic you can think of. Curiosity might lead you down a rabbit hole of inspiring videos, and you can spend hours exploring and trying new techniques or ideas – it’s happened to me countless times.
I encourage you to watch the ones I’ve included here and check back often as I’ll keep adding more.
This is such an inspirational video about Paulus Berensohn’s amazing journal process. Paulus taught at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina – the “monastery of the hand” as he called it, where his model of education was to “invite wonder, together.”
He called his journals his “Soul’s Kitchen – “a place where whatever is drawing your attention could mingle with everything else on those pages and help you see where the soul is leading you.”
Paulus encouraged us to: “Make a space for everything you are, without judgment, inside the journal pages, and the next question will present itself.”
Yes! Yes! YES!!
Following are a few other videos to check out about the power and medicines of art:
Can Art Be Medicine?
Art as a Spiritual Practice
Land Art – Flour on the Ground
Intersection Between the Arts
Shawn McNiff, IACEAT 2021
About 10 years ago, I discovered The Painter’s Keys: twice-weekly letters that Canadian artist Robert Genn (1936-2014) wrote to artists non-stop for 15 years. His daughter Sara now maintains the site and continues her father’s tradition. Today, The Painter’s Keys is a “worldwide community of artists from over 115 countries who visit this website for information, inspiration, artist advice, friendship and connectivity.” The list of art books and quotes alone is one of the best I’ve come across.
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