dirty laundry in California . . .

Ginger with Maggie & Luna

I flew out to visit with my BFF, Ginger & attend the Annual Sophia Conference which she was hosting in her beautiful Yoga Studio & house. It was a fabulous event & after we were able to make some time to create in her art studio which is  behind her yoga studio.

We warmed up with a cup of coffee at a local coffee shop & then headed home for some real “Dirty Laundry” creating.

i love small local coffee shops

The Sacred Studio

We started our creations with pasting paper on wood plaques for our foundation. Then we painted over the paper, laid down our focal center, pasted it, painted more, added more, used pens, more paint, & on & on. It’s so hard to explain because it is just a process that is intuitive & very flowing. There really isn’t any rights or wrongs. I think it is a good idea to keep in mind composition principles & color but really there is no “right” way to get from A to B.

But it isn’t about the end product. It is really about the creating together, watching what evolves, experiencing the magic, connecting & tending to the conversation as it deepens, dips & meanders into places unexpected.

Ginger & her collage, Simply Love Yourself

my collage

Our creations

I have since worked on this one a little too much, seeing the first version reminds me to not work & re-work things too much. Instead just love what I make in the first place & allow it to stretch its legs a bit before I judge it too harshly & wish to redo it!

broken wings & cosmos

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2 thoughts on “dirty laundry in California . . .

  1. oh, oh, oh…i get sooooo excited when i see something from Gypsy Love Cafe in my email…and, of course today is no exception…when I gobble up your posts, Katariina, I am always rewarded with lots of juicy goodness…as always, thank you for sharing!! 🙂 t.

  2. Katariina , I saw Dianne’s finished work , and now to see the process ,it is all very inspire ring.
    I like the idea to stop and take several photo’s
    of the progress .
    Your openness in sharing your thoughts and your layers of creative art ,in all you do & say is a joy to follow as you emerge, blossom and inspire .

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