Creativity Unbound

05.16.10

making books on the veranda

making books on the veranda

Creativity Unbound is the name of the workshop that Bridget Morris and I created to combine the artistic disciplines of Painting and Bookbinding. We had nine participants in a week-long feast of fun and enrichment. We designed the workshop to be creatively stimulating and full of adventure. Elizabeth Seltzer was our host at her beautiful Calabash Guest House located in Treasure Beach. This is a southwest province located near Jakes of The Harder They Come movie fame. It's a wonderful rural community, with a laid back artistic quality. Bridget and I had traveled there in December to become acclimated to the vibrant scene and met many beautiful people, some of whom have become good friends. There is a genuineness and openness that we felt particularly drawn to with many Jamaicans. So refreshing to be with people who are giving in spirit with no pretension.
Lisa painting under the Bugenvalia

Lisa painting under the Bugenvalia

Guests learned several bookbinding techniques which were then incorporated with paintings produced during the week in various aqueous mediums. Painting instruction focused on experimentation and was given in both representational and abstract approaches. Experienced and novice alike soaked in the joy of personal growth, getting past inhibitions and taking sifnificant steps forward in their creative expression. Exciting adventures included trips to the Pelican Bar, an oasis built on stilts far out on the ocean and Y S Falls, beautiful waterfalls cascading down ancient volcanic rock flows. We also enjoyed live Reggae music at night and dinning in cool restaurants on the beach! Bridget and I are now planning the 2011 workshop with new adventures and anticipate full enrollment. Cant wait. As the Jamaicans say, to full joy!
The Pelican Bar!

The Pelican Bar!

Y S Falls

Y S Falls

Creativity Unbound!

Creativity Unbound!

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