Christy Birmingham with another collaboration … Soar!
Bring on the latest collaboration between Jolie Buchanan and Christy Birmingham! I am so pleased with this mixed-media project as it is uplifting for both Jolie’s artwork and my poem.
We started this project a few months ago and are happy to reveal the result today. It all began with artist Jolie. She cleverly used homemade paper (made from recycled white office paper), a carved linoleum block of a stenciled bird, a hand printer press onto watercolor, Photoshop and …. Wowowowow, and she crafted the resulting image below! Obviously the process was a lot more complex than I explained here but if you’re curious about it be sure to ask Jolie. Her contact details are at the end of the post.
After I had received her image by email, I was happy to use it as inspiration for a poem.
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Enjoy and share …. thanks Kat!
GLOBAL: Creative Director, Anna Thorsen
LOCAL: Art Director, Kat Thorsen (Vancouver BC)
MISSION: To awaken creative expression
VISION: To develop global art initiatives
Art Events, Street Art, Apparel, Curriculum Development, Workshops, Workbooks, Speaker Series, Craftivism, Illustration, Portraiture, Documentaries, Graphic Novels
Curriculum Development Series 1:
The @BY POSTSTREET
Life Skills and Entrepreneurship Program
for youth groups, schools and community organizations
Pilot Project Phase 1: May to June 2014
Introductory Message from Katarina Thorsen:
In my role as art director at @bypoststreet, and as therapeutic art facilitator in the Lower Mainland, I am fulfilling my passion to awaken creative expression in everyone around me. I do this through visual art, art facilitation, art events, street art, blogging, journaling and craftivism. Especially sock monkeys.
Sock monkeys are a significant part of my work. Perhaps my life’s work!
I have been delivering sock monkey therapy and…
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Art Therapy Scavenger Hunt Art Challenge!
Co-hosted by The Art Therapy Alliance, New Mexico Art Therapy Association, and Southwestern College
Check out the scavenger hunt list below and use found objects and art to create a 2-D or 3-D character that represents art therapy to you, an art therapist you’ve been inspired by, or a representation of the future of art therapy.
Write about your process describing who/what this character is and what it represents in poetic, free association, or literary form.
All scavenger hunt items must be incorporated in your art in some way:
- Paint Palette
- Glue Stick
- Paint Brush
- Recycling Material
- Nature Material
- A symbol representing hope
- A symbol representing healing
- A symbol representing something art therapy needs
- A symbol representing something permanent
- A symbol representing something vulnerable
Deadline to submit your scavenger hunt art: October 15, 2013…
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