Art from the Heart is starting in a couple of weeks! And whether you love creating or you don't, please come play with us.
We will explore how to pray using felt pens, coloured pencils, and/or watercolours. These sessions are NOT about perfection, they are about expression. Here is more information on what each session is about. You can register for one, two, or all three. Invite a friend and you can pray and create together online.
Dec. 3 - Praying in Colour
If you want to pray but words escape you or your mind wanders when you pray, this is an active form of prayer using coloured pens and paper. Join Sue for a morning of doodling while we pray about the people in our lives and the situations in the world.
Dec. 10 - Praying with Mandalas
Making Mandalas has been used as a spiritual practice in many different faith traditions for centuries.
Sue will start with 3 words and a visual spiritual practice followed by encouraging some creative writing that will lead participants to eventually create their own mandalas. Whether you use this to quite your mind, centre your heart or express your prayers, this spiritual practice will leave you relaxed and connected.
Dec. 17 - Prayer Squares
Creating prayer squares is a form of art journaling.
Sue will lead partipants through an exercise where they will be encouraged to espress their "laments" on paper followed by painting or colouring over those words. Such a simple process and yet such a transforming expereince.
The goals of mindful art journaling are diverse. Whether you use this exercise to reduce stress, or use it to express your prayers, the therapeutic aspect of this experience can be powerful. Even just a few minutes a day can help improve moods, lower anxiety, and foster a feeling of peace.