Tuesday, June 7, 2005

FABIC 2005 Continued ...

     The daily schedule at the convention was pretty intense, starting at 8:30 am for our morning meetings that were chalk full of fun and surprises. In addition to the daily announcements, the lively music with moving and stretching exercises, and the motivational messages like "Be the art, do the work and love the results" ... there were also guest speakers every day.

     In the photographs below, Lori Harley leads us through an entire series of games designed to help us get to know each other, open up the channels of creativity and to lower any anxiety levels that some may have about their experience levels compared to others around them.

       

     Every persons learning experience was equally as important as anyone else's, beginning painters as well as master artist were elbow to elbow in many cases and it was very important not to be intimidated by that.

       

   If you are in these photos or if you were sitting in the audience with me watching this hypnosis exercise, you've gotta be laughing out loud right now seeing these images and remembering how silly the whole thing was.

     

     From start to finish, this convention was an amazing experience and if I can figure out how to put the whole thing together in the midst of my heavy work schedule, I can definitely see the "possibilities" of entertaining with paints in my future. In other words I have been inspired!!! 

     Still more great photos to come.

                                     

9 comments:

luvmort said...

Be the art. You have no idea how much "art" I have been in my life!

madcobug said...

Very interesting time you had, great photo's, makes a person smile. Helen

ryanagi said...

This entry was a surprise! Who knew that such a creative convention could be so...well...conventional. LOL Those exercises must be universally applicable.

indigosunmoon said...

It appears that everyone is having a grand ole time!!!
Fun fun!
Connie

sunnyside46 said...

it looks like wonderful fun!
marti

kkasey47 said...

It looks like everyone as having a great time.......love the pictures.....................Kasey

springangel235 said...

Looks like such a fun gathering...lots of laughs and smiles!  
Joyce

txsguinan said...

"Be the art, do the work and love the results..."  Well, two out of three ain't bad!  ;D

I like the message about not being intimidated by superior levels of expertise.  I'm glad you were so inspired, and had what appears to have been such an raucously good time!  :)

deabvt said...

They are great Pics!!
V