Creative Discovery Weekend; Word and image

 

 

 

CREATIVE DISCOVERY WEEKEND; 2016, dates to be advised

 

Michael joins Colin Pink (above) for another one of their famous Word and Image retreats which they have trawled around Europe for the past four years.

What can I say about these?

 I would talk about, the magic of words; that you can work with them as easily as you can with shapes and colours.

That it is essentially about playing with words, about exploring the joy of liberating words from their everyday use and also about storytelling and what expressing ourselves in language opens up within our minds. Where words and then images begin to take on lives of their own, part of and apart from ourselves.

You will amaze yourselves with the way you learn to open up an avalanche of creativity; so much magical stuff hidden inside.

This emotive weekend is also, by its very nature, about laughing, daring ; meeting each other on a different plain and sharing thoughts and ideas.

You will realise that you, too, are poets and painters when you choose to be.

Yes indeed you are.

 

'It is in playing and only in playing that the individual child or adult is able to be creative and to use the whole personality, and it is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self'

D.W.Winnicott

2016 dates decided soon

 

My Weekend with Michael I drove to Brighton with two thoughts in my head. One, that the 5-day creative retreat in Assisi with Michael and Michelle had revealed to me talents that I hadn’t realised I possessed and, two, it couldn’t happen twice. Or could it? Would the weekend deliver? Would I find a creative photographer within? Could I create ‘beyond myself’? Well, the answer is yes to all of those questions and the reason for that is trust. Trust in Michael, trust in the process but, most important of all trust in oneself. I loved the weekend, Brighton, all of the others on the course, the new way of seeing and responding, Thank you Michael for opening my eyes on a wonderful world.'

Ruth Dunsby

31 August 2016

 

 

 

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