First, the embarrassing part. Today has not gone at all as I planned. Zoom glitches, meetings moving, the aforementioned cranky SI joint. And, since we’re being real… I forgot it was Wednesday!
Lovely lady above to the rescue! You see, she was my first SuperPower SelfPortrait, back before I even had a name for what I was doing. A teaching painting for a workshop at Columbia Theological Seminary, she’s one of Shiloh Sophia McCloud’s famous face demos. Complete, because she’s also mine, with lots of drips and dots.
I love drips and dots.
The dots, of course, I love for the prayers that they make visual and kinesthetic.
Drips, on the other hand, having minds of their own, keep the artist from over-managing the work and allow it to become what it wants to be.
The super power part came to be the first time I did this with my girls, and we added a bit to the journey.
All this floated to the top of my pretty big pond of stuff that needs doing on Monday when I was chatting with an artist/Grammy buddy. Or, in this case, an artist/Bubbe buddy.
She was pondering a project to do with a couple of her girls and I told her about SuperPower SelfPortraits, or SP2 for short.
As you’ve no doubt guessed, one of the super powers my purple friend brings is bailing me out when there’s no blog post! This is a good thing!
It’s also a reminder that, before too long, there will be videos of the whole SP2 process available so you can have fun with your littles. Fun fun and self-confidence fun!
For tonight, though, my new Shopify store is ALMOST ready for the grand opening! Watch here for details. And, in the meantime, think about giving your super powers space to play!
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pps… Phoebe and Luther want you to know that they did, indeed, get fed, even with me wandering in the creative space known as newness!