Such a beautiful day for a workshop outside! Spring has definitely sprung. The rain yesterday had me nervous we might not be able to hold the workshop outside in the fairly new Cone Health Cancer Center Healing Garden. But the sun peaked out and the weather warmed so we could stick to our plans. The upper space was perfect for our mixed media workshop with lunch in the lower level of the park. The Healing Garden itself was the perfect setting for this therapeutic exploration. Together the participants and I explored the use of color using beautiful handmade papers. We discovered how to use every day items as focal points in our flower themed creations. While creating we learned about different glues and what materials to use them with effectively. We journeyed through the creative process without a demo piece, without constraint and without expectation. At the end of the process each person had a unique mixed media flower and a new outlook on the creative process. It was a wonderful day and such a blessing to be able to hold this workshop for Hirsch Wellness Network.
The creative process truly is a therapeutic journey. I encourage you to try something creative you have never done. Take a workshop or a class. Put aside your fears and jump in with an open mind. You'll be amazed at the experience. #jnicholsart #hirschwellness #lifeofanartist
I'm Jennifer Nichols, a mixed media artist from North Carolina. I enjoy capturing the essence of nature through a variety of materials. I incorporate found objects such as strainers and bottle caps into my work. I am drawn to these items but it is also important to me to do my part to protect our environment by keeping things out of the land fill.