3/20/2013 - A retreat is related to withdrawal from ones everyday
life. Our next journey will be to the Paradise Artists Retreat in
Santa Fe, New Mexico where we will paint, share the Body & Soul
Ritual, consult individually with artists about their work and
future, lecture and live-paint with electronic musicians. Why
would artists go on a retreat? Optimally, we would focus and go
within during our creative time. It would be uninterrupted and
have periods of introspection allowing oneself to advance
their creative work that distinguishes their passionate focus.
When we gather together in retreat with respected colleagues
we learn from each others techniques, how to improve our
skills, add to our tool box, a deeper understanding of our craft.
We see how other people do it. Brothers and sisters share similar
interests, concerns and visions. Artists leading workshops at the
Paradise Retreat are each masterful and visionary in their
approach to painting, creating an energy field that envelopes a
web of talents.
The Body & Soul Ritual is a group drawing experience we have led
all over the world from Moscow to Buenos Aires. Join us at the
Paradise Artists Retreat in Santa Fe next week for the full journey.
During the Body & Soul Ritual we create seven chakra drawings from
root to crown, during music keyed to each energy center, with a
nude yogini to inspire our work. A brief meditative vision practice
initiates each drawing to glimpse of the interplay of body and
soul. Through this focused drawing practice we activate our light
bodies and pour the energies directly into our work.
The class will begin with advice on proportions, design and
technique. Bring a sketch book and drawing supplies --
watercolors, colored pens and pencils, simple portable
materials you love. Paper and pencils will be available. All
levels of ability are welcome.
We will also lead The Ritual in support of MAPS Psychedelic
Science Conference in Oakland, California April 18th. A
Body & Soul Ritual weekend will be held at CoSM in
Wappinger, New York May 10-12.
Alex and Allyson