New Prompt Series Announcement for 2016

In the middle of 2015, I started to think about the new direction this Wednesday prompt series.

I started to think about what I wanted and what I needed from a class or a prompt journey or a challenge.

I looked at the classes I have grown tired of, that I have out-grown, and those that I have truly embraced and embodied.

I looked at what I want to do on a daily and on a weekly basis.

And I asked myself, if I were going to take a whole bunch of family members, friends, students and/or clients along with me for the time of their lives…where would I take them?

Why…the most amazing place ever: Wonderland.

There is something about following that White Rabbit that had me from Hello…and not just because I would follow Neo anywhere. (sly grin)

So, come January 6, 2016 (the very first Wednesday of the year), we begin our little tour of Wonderland.

Now then, to business.

Everyone who enters into Wonderland enters into different areas, different spaces, so everyone sees Wonderland in different ways.

Since we all see Wonderland differently, how we interact with the coming prompts will be open to individual desires and talents.  I will provide a prompt…and you follow it wherever it takes you, in whatever way it takes you.  I will not provide very detailed or explicit prompts.  All genres of Alice In Wonderland are welcome.  Any interpretation of Alice in Wonderland is accepted and acceptable.

I am pulling Alice references from the books Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, by Lewis Carroll–The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor–Alice In Wonderland movies by Disney–Once Upon A Time In Wonderland on ABC, and Alice by Sy Fy…as well as the soundtracks for Alice In Wonderland directed by Tim Burton.

For myself, I want to set a few rules to challenge myself. (please note, I plan to paint out my interpretations of the prompts)

1.  There has to be a mushroom in every single piece.

2.  There must be a face in every single piece.

3.  I would like to write a poem or a short little something to go along with the prompt and my piece.

None of that is mandatory.  You do what you are called to do.

Enjoy yourself.  That is the essence of this challenge…and this year, this will be set up as a challenge.  Not just a prompt journey.

Have a bit of a think about what sort of challenge you want to set yourself (as for me–the mushroom, the face, the poetry bits) — and work forward from there.  Do keep in mind anything you choose now can change during the coming year.

See you January 6th with our first prompt.

watermarked-the magic mushroom


Re-Engaging In Relate

Relate 2015

I have spoken about Relate offered by Hali Karla many times in the past.
For this session this year, I started video taping myself creating my prayer painting. Then it reached a space where it just didn’t feel good to record the process on video anymore, so I stopped.
I have been slowly working on my prayer painting of late. I’ve been having to wait for layers to dry, which can be a bit … overly long, shall we say? When it is wet and rainy and generally damp all over around here.
I often listen to the recordings made for this class. I have them all on a disk and I have been known to bore my children to tears by listening to it in traffic. I have some extreme anxiety when driving, especially on the highways around here; the sound of Hali Karla’s voice can be a calming force for me. Not to mention, not only do the teachings seep into my brain more this way, but they are also seeping their way into the brains of my children…whether they like it or not. (lol) Please note—at no time has any of my three children ever asked me to turn it off…and they have asked about other things—apparently there is only so much Wendy Rule music they can take on certain days…and Tibetan flute music. I put on Scottish or Irish folk music…and everyone loves it. What can I say?
Someone in the class has brought to the group (via facebook) that she intends to go through the training again as part of her Solstice ritual time. I think this is a wonderful idea…it appeals to me. Not that I have stopped working with the material, but an more in-depth working is something I need right now.
So, I plan to re-engage with the material again this month. I also intend to finish my prayer painting this month. It is my goal to complete certain prayer paintings, done for various reasons and various classes, before the end of this year.
This is one of them.
Here is a work-in-progress picture of my prayer painting. She already looks very different already.