Class Title Creating Earth Body Books: Sacred & Somatic Stitching in Tactile Handmade Journals
intuitive artist, poet, teacher, deep diver
Creating Earth Body Books During this gentle, intuitive workshop, we will explore connecting our bodies to the natural world around us through somatic stitching on beautiful, sacred, handmade cloth from around the world. We’ll go out together on an earth body walk, opening our senses and gathering small pieces of nature to add to our books like stones, feathers and pine needles. We will immerse ourselves in a nature sound bath (no swimsuit required) to tune into our bodies in a deeper way and we’ll feel into words through found poetry and writing exercises, weaving this all together to create soft, tactile books that will act as vessels or altars to our earth bodies in a playful, healing way. We’ll even explore dipping our books into the lake and burying them in the earth temporarily as a cleansing and releasing therapeutic process. All materials will be provided. Experience Level – all levels welcomed
All supplies will be provided by the teacher. Students are welcome to bring any fabric bits/scraps to use in the construction of your books.
Kit Fee: $25 USD Your kit fee will be due to the teacher at the start of class. It is easier if you bring cash in the exact amount of the fee.
About Emma:Emma Freeman is a queer mixed media artist, poet and teacher. She creates work that reconnects her to the earth, herself and other beings in intimate and vulnerable ways and believes that the process of art making is vital to our collective well-being, healing and survival as a planet. She is inspired by the Japanese wabi-sabi philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and deep ecology. A natural rule breaker and questioner, she is always seeking out the deeper meaning within art practices and loves to explore unmapped creative possibilities and encourage others to do so as well. She is a highly sensitive person, Buddhist, and sober. Her website is www.emmafreemanart.com