Guidance

This spring, I am stretching my creativity by participating in #creativesprint , a 30 day prompt challenge. You’ll see my creative process in three parts: 1. Making an Image   2. Reflecting on Ideas and   3. Sharing insights and excitement about the Art Yowza Camp Heroes Journey.

1. IMAGE

Select a photograph from a magazine and extend the image beyond its current frame or edges. #creativesprint

2. IDEAS

As always, I just start creating.   I found a photo of three children jumping in the air and digitally erased everything but the shirts and arms that connected them.   I gave them new faces and legs.

Different from the original drawing, I made one grounded figure and two leapers.   Also, from the direction of the eyes, the figure in the middle seems to be helped by two guides. 

Each character’s legs seem to embody a different energy. Our of curiosity, I googled the dream symbols of horse, kangaroo and frog and the meaning of colors.

On Tuesdays during summer camp, we focus on magical mentors that give us the tools, skills and special powers to be successful going forward on our Heroes Journey.

Perhaps the three figures in my drawing represent magical mentors in the form of camp director, counselors and campers.

 

SYMBOLS

Horse (red shirt) 

The grounded horse is like the Camp Director that provides daring, support and freedom

Kangaroo (green shirt)

The kangaroo is like the Heroes Journey Guides (aka CIT’s) that provide protection, reassurance and growth

Frog (yellow shirt)

The leaping frog is like a camper that delights in potential, friendship and change.

 

CONNECTION

All three figures share…

  • purple arms of imagination and wisdom

  • legs of mystery and power

  • symmetrical hearts of love and  attention

 

3. INSIGHTS

I love that my intuitive drawing gave me the words to further shape the spirit of the Heroes Journey

Monday

Daring, imagination and love start new beginnings for HERO ADVENTURERS

Tuesday              

Grounded support and trust develop intuition for MAGICAL MENTORS

Wednesday

Awareness, strength and growth define character in WILD CHALLENGERS           

Thursday

Stamina, experimentation and expression cause transformation for FUTURE INVENTORS

Friday

Freedom, success and wisdom bring movement for CHANGE MAKERS

 

Heroes Journey Tip

Your magical mentor appears when you are ready for adventure!


Creative Comment Challenge

Can you see any symbols of transformation in the drawing?


Mentoring

This spring, I am stretching my creativity by participating in #creativesprint , a 30 day prompt challenge. You’ll see my creative process in three parts: 1. Making an Image   2. Reflecting on Ideas and   3. Sharing insights and excitement about the Art Yowza Camp Heroes Journey.

1. IMAGE

 Incorporate  pattern  into what you make today. #creativesprint

Incorporate pattern into what you make today. #creativesprint

 

2. IDEAS

In my drawing, my rainbows became mountains and my heart became butterflies.

 

3. INSPIRATION

The CiT's are so excited to become heroes journey guides and magical mentors.   

I was thrilled to see sixteen young women, ages 12-15 step into creative leadership this Saturday during CIT TRAINING. 

We met for 5 hours to brainstorm how we can bring more bold creative fun everyday into camp.

Most of my CIT's (Counselors in Training) started as campers when they were five years old.

 

Just like my drawing, I look forward to seeing these young leaders evolve

happiness, innocence and hope   (Rainbows)

into

energy, challenge capability and accomplishments (Mountains)

 

And grow

empathy, caring and passion (Hearts)

into

excitement, grace and transformation (Butterflies)

 

HEROES JOURNEY TIP

Magical Mentors help you believe in yourself and take positive risks.


CREATIVE COMMENTS CHALLENGE

What do you think the blue could symbolize in this picture


Magical Mentors

 It's fun to share more  about the Art Yowza and the Heroes Journey.  I look forward to blogging more in April! 

These layered collages were created in one day of camp by children ages 5-11.

 I'm so happy to share these bright pictures. 

 Magical Mentors help us in our heroes journey by giving us guidance, skills, tools and special powers.    

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Do these pictures sing Spring to you?