Facilitating group art projects that join introspection with hands-on detail work, is one of our favorite ways to free the creativity spirit.
The Japanese wind bell (or furin) gently drifts in the breeze sending the attached intention across the land. 200 bells were hand painted in The Bungalow so the attendees at woman’s conference in Colorado could attach their personal intentions. Facilitating this activity from concept to conference was a high point, as 200 women rang their bells for a full 60 seconds in support of women around the world.
On a recent trip to Chartres, France, these travelers created prayer beads made from maps. Each strand was then carried in contemplation on a private labyrinth walk in the cathedral.
The Garden Project
Thousands of pebbles are placed as if by a paintbrush and form pools and eddies in a dry rock pond.
This pond measures approx 10ft x 4ft in a rough kidney shape and was formerly a cement lined water pond. Not used for years, it was cracked and too deep to safely use for water. I had the liner drilled for drainage and filled with concrete chunks, gravel, dirt, and topped with sand. I then placed 700 lbs of 2" Mexican beach pebbles, one by one, to suggest water.
The step photos are from my latest pond, or rather "splash puddle". Only 3 ft in diameter, the rocks are Mini (about 1") Mexican Beach Pebbles and radiate outward in a dynamic starburst pattern from the center "splash" rock.
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