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December 8, 2006

artist's way: week 13

by gl. at 11:23 pm

our final week is always a surprise when it arrives, even though i often warn us about its coming a month in advance because the participants are assigned a "response project" to present at the last session.

response projects are like final projects but they aren't worth 50% of your grade. (as i kept reminding them, "you can't fail artist's way!") it gives creative cluster members an opportunity to explore one of the arts we've done during our time together or to strike out on their own. because while i very much enjoy creating the opportunity for them to create art at the studio, the point of going through artist's way is to learn to create art outside the studio on your own. :) anyway, some really phenomenal pieces, including a hand-carved creativity chest, a set of photocollages, a family scrapbook/memoir, a shadowbox assemblage & handmade doll clothes!

afterwards, i gave everyone a different word stone reflecting their journey through the artist's way. but i forgot to take a group photo! i got pix of response projects, but not people. :(

center (faith): soup! the studio has a kitchen; why not use it? :) on the last night we make a stone soup where each member contributes something. i provide a veggie broth base, and this year we had butternut squash, mushrooms, onions and lemon pepper chicken soup in addition to smoked mozzerella spread w/ crackers, linder chocolates and newman-o's. but i forgot to add the special star pastini 10 minutes before serving, so we had starless soup.

music: the stupid cd player decided it didn't want to play k.d. lang's ingenue until after everyone was gone, so our last session was quiet except for the gurgling of the new water fountain i just got.

posted by gl. | December 8, 2006 11:23 PM | categories: artist's way