Touch Drawing Personal Use, SoulCards Personal Use, Facilitating Touch Drawing
What brings you to an interest in Touch Drawing or SoulCards?
I have been expressing my feelings through touch drawing for the past 4 years. The experience has fed me. It truly brings my soul to life.
My experience applies to:
Art, Creativity, Spiritual, Intuitive, Health, Grief, Expressive Arts
Other areas of interest & experience
I am a licensed bodyworker / massage therapist. I am a new grandmother and am totally in love. Sacred ceremony makes me feel as though I have come home again. Nature and all of her wild Beauty takes my breath away.
Have you done Touch Drawing?
How did you find out about the Touch Drawing Community?
-from the Newsletter
-participation in a 2007 workshop with Deborah in Boone, NC
Have you facilitated Touch Drawing?
In what setting have you facilitated?
in my home
I attended the Annual Touch Drawing Gathering on Whidbey Island, Washington
Share a special experience with Touch Drawing or SoulCards.
Once a month for 4 years I sit with a friend in silence and we do Touch Drawing. It has helped me to heal a deep grief in my heart from the death of my stepson, Gabriel. The process allowed me to express so many of the raw emotions I was feeling--and then I went deeper into my connection with life, Nature, found silliness, and creative energy. It sparked my Spirit back. This outpouring gave me many hundreds of drawings of which I chose 10 to display at my first "art show" in town last November. To allow myself to be seen in this way was transformational, scary and yet, I found it a bit like coming back to a place of dreams I had abandoned years ago.. . so yeah for the process!!!
Do you facilitate SoulCards with others?
Not yet but I plan to.
If so, with whom and how?
I now have a set of cards available for my massage clients to use.
Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
When I read the proposed outline for the 2008 Gathering it brought tears to my eyes. It contains so much of what I am hungering for and I am very excited to be one of this years participants.
Thanks for the info. I had planned to begin this today, but will have to schedule another creative time on my calendar. I will definitely share when I have some completed. Had an opportunity to look through many drawings with a TD friend and was also able to release many drawings that were no longer important to keep. Interesting process of feeling burdened by storing too many drawings, letting go and being ready to "sell" my work, and releasing them and recycling them...
Hello Dear Pat
I've got a specific question for you about the touch drawing hangings that I vaguely remember that you did on fabric??Right? Would you mind sharing the process or any other info about creating a hanging --fabric or other. I have an upcoming show/sell...eek, and thought about creating scrolls or hangings...have got to create prototype and get it through the jury by end of this month...
Thinking of you, and hoping that your heart is filled with delight and joy...anything new in your creative realm...
Perhaps I was just too long winded with the previous comment. In brief: Life is sweet. Last night I pulled rolled TDs from the past 2 years and began creating a large collage (and several other possibilities). Matched themes and colors and dark presses vs light pressure. Today I hope to add more color / tissue paper, etc. I'll share when I finish. It feels so good to reconnect with you -- May this new year bring many colored threads into our friendship! Hugs, Pat
Dear Shemaya, I just sent a long note but not sure if you received it -- some computer comment about you monitoring messages or limiting them. Let me know if either comes through. Perhaps I'm not commenting in the right space??? Hugs, Pat
Thinking of you many times recently and wanted to send love and warm wishes for the coming year. I have just returned from a 12 day retreat (self guided and assisted by a wonderful friend), and have many new creative energies, and am not sure how they will end up in final form or...I have the idea that several of the series that I have done will be part of an interactive little book/journal with my drawings and writings/prayers...I have been more interactive with my drawings, and they have sung to me, danced with me, and today I finally bought a Hebrew dictionary so that I could find some of the words. Am trying to find a way to move along many of my drawings that are continuing to rise in quantity in my drawer...any ideas? Just a quick string of threads ..
Hey, Pat. My layering of color is just pastels on the back of the touch drawing. I pushed hard with color and rubbed it in to blend in some places. Nothing complicated. As Deborah suggested. Blessings, Gail B
Sorry to hear about your virus and glad to hear that you are listening. Would love to share notes of the past and present, ebbs and flows.Some of my highlights: I collaborated with my housemate to inspire a world-wide wave of light through creating and lighting luminaries (around the inauguration). For me it was a burst of hope, healing, love and community, and I sent 30 or so luminaries with my touch drawings on them. Also went to a community gathering to watch the inauguration and both facilitated and did touch drawing during the event. Have not done as much at work as I would like, and am staying quiet and under the radar of this conservative agency. The drawings that I did when Mamshi was dying feel like a touchstone that will guide me into the next steps...The gathering was a wonderful deepening around the energy that is created through this medium. More important than the drawings themselves, when this energy of souls gathers in sacred space so many amazing things are possible. The inner portraits were done on the 2nd day, and the awe was even in the pairing of the right people...My heart is so deeply honored and grateful for this, and if my presence inspires others to dive and reveal, to remember and to return, then I am grateful. My Mamshi cards seem to be healing in many different ways for others, and the beauty for me is that they needed to be drawn to find my way through my grief, and in turn they become the gift for others.
Gotta run. Love and healing hugs,
I found myself thinking of you often during the Gathering and knowing that somewhere we all connect through our soul-dipped hands. I find myself smiling in my re-entry after the Gathering... Wondering if it's the collective tribe who answer to the diving deeply, the expansiveness, and the transformation. I'm excited to be off to the International Expressive Art therapy conference, which feels like a bigger commitment to my creativity. Hoping you are filled and joyous...Shemaya
Hello Pat. Wonderful to hear form you and so sweet that you thought of me. I need to join the full moon draw! Your drawings continue to be inspiring and vibrate with your special beauty. Am drawing and grieving as beautiful Mumshie passes through the portal into her next life. It is amazing to be touched by the many gifts that she has brought to my life as I have lived together with her and her daughter the past year and a half...Shemaya