Fall/Winter 2019 Workshop Series
SoulCollage®: Building Your Deck with Josephine Banks
Discover Your Wisdom, Change Your World! SoulCollage® is an intuitive collage process for self-discovery and community. In this workshop we will make our own decks of 5×8 collaged cards for personal use from images found in purchased or donated magazines, calendars, books, cards, personal photos, etc.
Instructor Josephine Banks:
If you were to ask me what I do I would answer this way, “I create, I search, I love, I forgive, I write, I garden, I farm, I teach, I heal, I learn, I share, I march forward, and so much more.” If you were to ask me who I am I would answer this way. “ I am an artist, a healer, a mother, a writer, a wife, a friend, a teacher, a farmer, a student, a volunteer, an explorer, a seeker, a SoulCollage® Facilitator, an Airbnb Super Host and whoever else I need to be.” None of us, not one can be defined simply. It is my belief that because we are undeniably amazing and diverse Creations we all have the power of Creative Energy in us. All capable of great things. All prisms of light.
The traditional Tiffany copper foil method of glass work was my main medium for 18 years or so. Lately I have put that aside finding great joy in other activities. Always having had an interest in what I call the “old time arts” I have taken several of them up over the years such as soap making, sewing, quilting, cooking, husbandry, beading etc. I will always continue to dabble in these arts. In recent years I have grown fond of many mediums. Creating mixed media canvas work is something I love and try to make time for.
Most of my work relates to nature in some way. Being in the forest, on the beach, in the mountains, on the lakes and rivers is pure joy. My soul feels bonded to the moss, the mushrooms, the ever changing forest floor, the horizon where the sea meet the sky oh gosh the entirety of it! I enjoy taking a variety of art classes.Learning about and exploring color and how it affects us is fascinating to me.
Currently I am working on writing my life story. No deadline on that. After 50 years in this lifetime it came to light that my dad was not my father. After some awesome visits with my therapist and an extensive search my bio family was born. There are no coincidences. My intention in putting it all down on paper is to have my children know and understand who I am so they can better understand themselves and the parts of the journey we are on together.
Finding forgiveness and a deeper understanding of my walk this lifetime has given me an amazing sense of freedom. We all have our story, our walk, our journey and so much to learn within that time. To deny the learning and awareness is an insult to time. During the time my husband and I were searching for my family I was introduced to SoulCollage®. I attended a local workshop and really felt the benefit of the process in my life. It was at Breitenbush Hot Springs (which I highly recommend) for a SoulCollage® workshop when I decided to become a SoulCollage®Facilitator in order to gain a deeper understanding about the process and use it as a tool in my kit for life. Sharing it with others is my privilege and honor.
BRING: Please bring a journal, SoulCollage® cards if you have them, and a small item for a collective representation of our gathering. Please bring a sack lunch and/or snack. Hot tea and coffee provided. The instructor will also bring a crockpot of vegetarian stew and bread to share.
This workshop is for students age 16 and older. 12 students max.
RSVP: via firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-642-2542 between 9am-9pm
The Sou’wester Lodge at 3728 J Place, Seaview, WA 98644
This class is part of the Fall/Winter 2019 Workshop Series. All classes are open to the public and all skill levels welcome. Visit www.souwesterlodge.com/art/workshops to see the full schedule of artist-led workshops.