After having to cancel my August workshop due to Hurricane Harvey + one blur of a September, it felt so good to begin my weekend back with my studio practice groove +of co-hosting workshops with Holy Family HTX. Friday we co-hosted an evening of art making + honoring our intuition at the art table, in one of the most beautiful spaces in East Downtown, HTX.
Seriously, when I dream of a space besides Studio D for both my own art making + hosting others at the table, this downtown industrial space gem with all its natural light + brick walls (a nice mix of white + exposed brick) is it. The space just bids you, come + create. Then you add the creative energy + flow of the artists that joined me at the table--
It was magical.
It was beautiful.
It was sacred.
As one of my volunteers posted following the workshop, without fail, dope things always happen when friends + strangers gather around a few table + create together.
Here are a few glimpses of our time together at the table leaning into the Japanese philosophy of wabi sabi as we made visible the invisible + pushed ourselves to focus process than what we envision the art should look like at the end.
It was an excercise of both freeing + challenging yourself to be totally absorbed in the creative process, that you give little to know thought to what the painting will become + give more attention to how it is becoming. It is a process of holding loosely all parts, letting go + trusting your intuition.
Every month Holy Family HTX + I co-host a workshop for people to gather around the able + tap into their creativity together. Our next one will be Saturday, October 28 (6-8pm) at Hardy + Nance Street Studios. So excited + grateful that the studio will be fully recovered in a couple of weeks + ready to host! You can register today to reserve your seat.
Click HERE to register for the October workshop + to find out the date + times of our November + December workshop offerings.
***Special thanks to Holy Family HTX + The Studio HTX for helping to make a space possible for this experience while my studio is in recovery.***
Photography by Ellen Cline, Zach McKenzie + Lanecia Rouse Tinsley
Lanecia A. Rouse