Do you ever feel the desire to create bravely but come up against that part of yourself that says do the safe thing? I do and I'm tired of the safe thing. So I signed up for Juliana Coles' Extreme Journalism course. We created these wonderfully distressed altered books, filled with textures, tape, and bravery. We started by starting, that's Juliana's idea, just jump in. She makes it so easy. We made tabs for our books, created work around where we came from, what we valued, where we find sanctuary, and even explored the dark bits. Oh yes, and we could write letters of recommendation from anyone at all, and also a letter of resignation. Wow, very liberating! And from beginning to end we followed our own inner artist's directions, our own intuition about what needs to be expressed and how. And finally we went though our books and found ways to weave the disparate parts together. I am truly amazed by this course.
"What is reconciliation?" for Juliana Coles' class.