Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Playing for a Week

Last week, I drove up to Vashon to spend a few days with Marianne and then on to Port Townsend, Washington for a Play Retreat with Teesha and Tracy Moore. Thirty- five of us played all day and part of the night in the Commons making journals and journaling with visual art and writing. We stayed at Fort Worden State Park in the Officer's Quarters (remember the movie An Officer & A Gentleman). The photo above captures a glorious sunset. The best part of the long weekend- making a new art friend, Gwen.

I really like the journal I made with the covers and all the painted pages. One of my 2008 resolutions is to journal regularly and make it a habit.

Here's the first page. It's easier for me to do the art work. The writing takes more effort. I see myself playing in my new journal all year.


Judy Wise said...

I wish I could have been a fly on the wall while you and Gwen were playing together and for that matter I wish I could have been there for the entire experience. It must have been magic.

Alesia said...

I journal on an almost daily basis and I art journal on an erratic basis - I need to work on merging the two - thanks for sharing & providing the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Like you, I have trouble with the writing, but I got the idea yesterday from Alesia to use related song lyrics or peoms for some of the journaling. lyrics.com is a searchable site for both... so for your Play journal you could search for either play or playing and find appropriate lyrics and then riff off from there.