Creative Inspiration is a basic weekend art workshop, an exuberant Art 101. No experience is required. “One might imagine that the energy of life comes through us, not from us,” writes Thomas. “Like a tree in the forest, we receive the energy of the sun through the crowns of our heads and ground this energy into Mother Earth through our legs and feet. In this way, the energy of inspiration and creativity is free, and available to anyone who takes the time to focus and channel it. The main practice is allowing this flow to occur through our minds and hands, and through our images and dreams.
“There is also a great reservoir of energy known as the collective unconscious, and each of us human beings are connected to this reservoir. We are a part of this pulsation, and it’s possible for us to bring through facets which are far beyond the scope of any one human being. In this weekend beginner’s art workshop, we’ll focus on accessing this mindless state as we play and explore with mixed media, pastels, ink, and acrylic paint.”