|FINDING OUT WHAT DRAWING CAN BE. During "Draw 4 Days," I have been influenced, impacted, smacked with BIG LOVE from other artists! Hallelujah! What is drawing? Well, well, well.... (art by Hallelujah Truth)|
|WE WANT VISITORS. Our event, "Draw 4 Days," is open to everyone. Please come see us. Draw on our chalkboard, floor, or your own notebook. Chat, look, and discover for yourself what drawing can be. (photo by Hallelujah Truth)|
So far the communal drawing experience has been delightful, intense, and life altering--in just 4 days (including Sunday, the prep day). What will today bring? Ha, ha, ho, ho, ho! Let's not get ahead of ourselves. I would like to reflect on yesterday's IMMENSITY!
DELIGHT RESULTING FROM EXCHANGES
|WORKING IN CLOSE PROXIMITY. (photo by Hallelujah Truth)|
|ALLOWS FOR GENTLE LOOKS AND WORDS. Spending lengths of time creating art next to one another over days, gives everyone a chance to slowly interact in supportive ways. (art by Hallelujah Truth)|
Over the course of three days, I have intermingled with the OTHERS--something new for me in relation to my art making, which has been a private process for me. I broadcast my images on this blog, Coffee With Hallelujah, but I haven't been open to talking about my work at its CORE. That is, if the discussion meant someone telling me to change what I am doing.
These women DO NOT TELL YOU WHAT TO DO; instead, they ask gentle questions like these:
Where do you want your work to go?
Can you see your work going big?
What would that mean for you?
How about randomly selecting 10 of your images, organizing them, and writing a story?
What about a book of images?
What about animation?
What do you know about the project Living Walls?
Then there is the amazing Callahan Pope McDonough. She brings me canvas, archival paper, and asks what else I need. She opens her entire supply of media to me. And when I ask for feedback about a piece of mine, she looks me squarely in the eyes and replies, "So you want me to tell you what I would do?" clarifying my question. RESPECT!
|CALLAHAN AND BILL (photo by Hallelujah Truth)|
These kinds of interactions feel important to me, life altering in ways so profound I can't express the HOW of the CHANGE right now. I feel energized and validated. How WOW-ZA is that!?
|WORK IN PROGRESS. (art by Hallelujah Truth)|