What a joy it was to spend the day building animals at the Plaster Cloth Animal Workshop at Spring Bird's Cottage. This workshop was part of the A Season To Make Workshop Series , which seeks to connect community with creativity and nature.
We began by choosing an Animal Card from the Medicine Card Deck by Jamie Sams, as a means to connect more deeply and spiritually with the animal world and the animal in us.
Then, we dove in to the mess of making armatures and slapping plastercloth onto our sculptures. We giggled and laughed through the lumps and bumps.
Making art can often lead to our feeling out of control, but we must trust the process. It will be okay. It might not be what we expected, but it will be something we needed. That is what this workshop reminded me about artmaking.
I was so grateful to the four women who participated and trusted me to lead them through the plaster cloth process. Some of our animal friends are still works in process. So, I will hopefully be sharing updated pics when I receive them!!!!!
The Workshop Process
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Anna Lentz, artist, writer, and creativity coach who blogs about making a creative life connected with nature at Spring Bird.