All good things have to come to an end. As I watched the final lessons from Gillians workshop “Unearth, gather and create”, I teared up as she showed us her art journal. It felt like the perfect end for the workshop. It was touching.
I really feel that this workshop have given me so much. It started in April and since then 30 lessons with 95 videos have been shown and lots and lots of good reading, encouragement and exercises. This hasn´t been like any other workshop. This have been special. Normally I tend to do exactly what others are doing, what the teacher says, but this time it have been about me finding my own voice.
I´ve been digging deep in to my self, finding what attracts me, what speaks to me. I feel more secure with my own creativity now. I know what I want. Perhaps that isn´t all just from doing this workshop. It have been my goal for this year, to grow, and I sure have. It didn´t come easy, I had to work for it, and I´m far from done. I now have a life time to continue to learn.
I loved how the workshop was set up. Starting with simple exercises and simple mediums like led pencils. And later on getting to learn how to really draw a face with all its features. She showed new ways for me to use my mediums, and for that I´m great full.
This workshop will forever be with me. Since it has made me more aware of art, what I want and how to work it out. I need to carry my small Moleskine note books and sketchbooks with me all the time, I love to grab them when ever I get an idea.
I wanna take the opportunity to thank Gillian for this workshop. You really have put your heart, soul and passion in to this workshop and it shows so much. I´m forever thank full for your words and your time on this workshop. I also want to thank each and everyone else that took the workshop with me, your work and your comments in the Facebook group have been all so valuable for me.
Here are some of my work made in this workshop.