“The opposite of play is not work, it is depression.”
– Brian Sutton Smith
Me oh my, I am so excited for this weekend!
I’m a huge fan of Brene Brown, and it was through her I learned of author Stuart Brown (no relation.) She started out researching shame, and it led her to her wonderful work on wholeheartedness. He is a physician who started out researching violent crime, and it led him to his wonderful work on the importance of play. (One commonality among people who freak out and get violent? Often they weren’t allowed to play enough as kids.)
Now, freaking out in a violent way may not be likely to happen in your life, but who among us couldn’t use a bit more play?
Play is such good medicine for the modern soul.
Join me and a small group of women (12 participants plus me) to explore getting playful, letting loose, losing ourselves in activity just for the fun of it.
What we will explore through many different “ways in” is how we can get out of our own way, be spontaneous, and let something come through us, restoring that natural creativity we all knew as children. My intent is not so much for you to make beautiful artwork, though that may happen, but for you to experience the freedom of play.
We’ll explore painting, writing, embodied practices and connecting with each other. If we have time, we may also play with voice, photography, storytelling and collage. We’ll definitely enjoy good food, share laughter and perhaps a few tears, and I bet you’ll meet a few of your new dearest friends.
You agree to check your inner critic at the door (or at least relate to that criticizing voice playfully), to be kind to yourself and others, and to dive into a state of playfulness, just for the fun of it.
For a whole weekend.
Doesn’t that sound gooooooood??!
Space is limited to 12 participants.
The workshop will be held at my home in the Avenues.
I’d love for you to join us!
$347 tuition includes:
Yummy snacks & drinks, art supplies, catered lunches Saturday and Sunday, juicy inspiration, and lots of love.