Milliande Artist Date December 2008 Week One

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Milliande Artist Date
December 2008
Week One



Take Your SELF " Out to Art"


What is an Artist Date ?

~ I have been hearing a lot about people chasing their muse, feeling in a creative block , uneasy to start projects that seem out of reach and generally just looking for inspiration

~ I first noticed "Artist Dates" mentioned in Julia Camerons Book of the same name ... but a lot of people find it hard to motivate themselves to actually "DO IT " rather than just read about it, think it great and then let it wash down the stream of thoughts that enter the mind and exit just as fast

Milliande Artist Date December 2008 Week One


~ Taking time out for Art is often seen as a secondary priority and often ends up even further down the list of "Have to's

~ Another time there is soo much inspiration, so many possible arty avenues , so many started and never finished projects that it seems like navigating this maze turns into a struggle rather than fun

~ Making a commitment to nurture yourself can be a very liberating starting point on your personal journey to honor your creative self

~ Now Letha and I have been talking - and she mentioned that sometimes it takes a little push for people to get creative, an incentive , a challenge that helps break out of the daily rhythm of "Have to's" and embrace "ME TIME "
~ Taking the "Artist Date" idea a little further,
I would like to offer "Milliande Artist Dates " for Milliande Creativity Club Members

Guidlines for Participation in "Milliande Artist Dates"
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Milliande Artist Date December 2008 Week One

WEEK ONE
December 2008

Milliande Artist Date December 2008 Week 1

• I ask the Wind to Carry my Dreams
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~ Nostalgic Memories for a little girl


~ Can you remember the Swings of your Childhood ?

If you could Swing on any Swing in the World ... what would it look like ?

~ How high do you dare to Fly ?

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WEEK ONE December
2008



~ 13 min Date :
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ideas --inspiration

~ sketch, doodle, collage , sew, felt, digitize, phtograph ...any medium you choose 2 Art Journal Pages

Page 1 - You ( or an imagined you) as a Little Girl on a Swing
page 2 - You as a Woman on a Swing

~ Art Journal your Dreams you had as a young girl , sitting on a swing , drifting away on the breeze of the wind ....

~ Art Journal Your Dreams ...as you are right NOW sitting on a swing, drifting away on the breeze of the wind


~ 1 hour date :
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ideas --inspiration

~ Create an Artwork in your choosen style featuring a Swing OR

~ Create an Artwork for your altar or prayer table or meditation space featuring a swing ... that acts as a symbolic message for the "Dream Wind Wishes"

~ Several Hours Artist Date:
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ideas --inspiration


~ Make an altered book that tells the story of the Little Girls Dreams
and the Woman's Dreams of Today OR

~ Make a Dream Vision Board --- Artfully list all those DREAMS that you wish would be carried away by the Dream Wind ... far away into the Universe ... where all wishes come true


INSPIRATION for Artist Date
Milliande Artist Date December 2008 Vintage Girls on Swing

Milliande Artist Date December 2008 Vintage Grils Swing



~ You can use these vintage images of A little girl and a woman on a swing for your project


~ Click on the actual picture and it will open up in a new window in a larger size ready for you to print




Little Girl on Swing
Vintage Image Altered Art
Woman on Swing
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Art Images for Inspiration and Contemplation

~ Take a moment to let your eye wander over the art images below

~Note the different styles of art media used to feature a common theme

~ Read the little art prompts below an image that you are drawn to and see how it creatively resonates , use it to fuel your artwork for this challenge


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Georgia's Porch Swing
 
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Swing and Dream
 
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A woman on a swing is silhouetted against the Sunset
 
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Swings on a pathway
 
What do the Swings of your memory look like ? Can you recall your favourite memory whilst Swinging up really high? What is your first intuitive feeling when looking at this image? Choices... a pathway inviting you to swing your way over in its direction...what are you ready to choose .. ?
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The Swing
 
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Girl on Swing
 
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The Swing
 
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The Swing
 
What is this Woman Thinking about ? Sugar and Spice and Everything nice, thats what little girsl are made of .... What does this rhyme bring up for you emotionally ? Joyful Exuberance... if you could swing like this right now...what would you shout out into the wind ? Have you ever send a shoe flying into the air ?
 




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" I swung and asked the Wind to Carry My Dreams"
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Art
The Act of Creating
Creativity
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The Act of Honoring your SELF
"Out to Art"
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The Dream Wind

When, like a sleeping child

Or a bird in the nest

The day is gathered

To the earth's breast ...


Hush! ...

'tis the Dream-Wind

Breathing peace,
Breathing rest

Out of the Gardens of Sleep in the West.


Oh, come to me,

wandering
Wind of the West!


Grey doves of slumber

Come hither to rest! ...


Hush! ...

now the wings cease

Below the dim trees ...

And the White Rose of Rest

Breathes low in the Gardens of Sleep in the West.




Dream Wind Poem by
Fiona Macleod (1885-1905) "The dream-wind", from Poems, published 1912

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