Monthly Archives: January 2016

Drawing down the Feminine – Crowdfunder bid…Twitter

I have brought together a group of 11 women and 3 men to work  to make work about the feminine principle.

that which is incomprehensible to an organ of sense Monotype Iona 2015

The artists are: Karen Lorenz, Professor Penny Florence, Jim Carter, Faye Dobinson, Maggie O’Brien, Max Burrows, Scarlette Von B,  Jo Jewers, Otter Rose-Johns, Mat Osmond, Professor Tanya Kryzwinska, Karina Hosking, Valerie Dalton and myself.

We are all excited about our forthcoming exhibition at Newlyn Art Gallery, as part of Transition, opening March 8th and running for that week.

We have launched a Crowdfunder appeal to help us raise the funds we need to produce a good quality catalogue… here is the link:

 
We are offering lots of great rewards including prints of our work, signed catalogues, ‘hollow bone’ drawing/monotype sessions with me, and portrait drawings. More information is on the link above.
Please do take a look at our website https://drawingdownthefeminine.wordpress.com
and we are also on Twitter @art_feminine… please follow and re-tweet our tweets! Thank you.
Our work will tour to The Plough Arts Centre first, from May 18th 2016…. further afield next year…plans are afoot!

I have brought together a group of 11 women and 3 men to work  to make work about the feminine principle. The artists are: Karen Lorenz, Professor Penny Florence, Jim Carter, Faye Dobinson, Maggie O’Brien, Max Burrows, Scarlette Von B,  Jo Jewers, Otter Rose-Johns, Mat Osmond, Professor Tanya Kryzwinska, Karina Hosking, Valerie Dalton and myself…. Read more »

Some notes on time spent on the Isle of Iona, January 2016

I’ve been on Iona for almost two weeks and it’s been so beautiful here. Most days I walk across the field outside my window, through the tiny black sheep and the heavy gate, to the rabbity tussocks above the North beach. The first glimpse always takes my breath away. I take with me sketchbook, cameras, thermos; I wear two coats, three scarves and two pairs of gloves. I don’t usually walk far; a few steps and I’m near the Otter hollow, Otter path, his runway to the waves, and I sit quietly to see if he will come again.

My intention is to tune into the beauty of the place, to draw, to write; but mostly I sit quietly on the sand, feeling too small and insignificant to do anything. I find the purity and strength of this place almost overwhelming … so I am still in it, breathing quietly, my heart opening like two shells or opening hands. Yesterday I walked west and the wind-blown sand was like fire on my face. I photographed the wave-gestured watery hair on the tips of tumbling waves; I did write a few words, and I saw a fiery form in the sky at sundown..as if the sky mantle had been split open.


Later, reading about St Columba, I turned to a passage about a white horse who pressed his head against the Saint’s chest, weeping, knowing the Saint was soon to pass away. My horse used to stand and press her head against my chest, I used to stroke her brows and broad forehead. It was a peaceful and lovely communion and finding this passage at random brought me home to myself.

Kate on Iona 2015      Kate on north beach

 

Still afternoon Iona     Abbey drawing, sketchbook, Iona, 2015

I’ve been on Iona for almost two weeks and it’s been so beautiful here. Most days I walk across the field outside my window, through the tiny black sheep and the heavy gate, to the rabbity tussocks above the North beach. The first glimpse always takes my breath away. I take with me sketchbook, cameras,… Read more »

Becoming the hollow bone sessions January 10th in Glasgow…. kindly hosted by Talitha…thank you…

‘becoming the hollow bone’

A shamanic session with Kate Walters
Sunday 10th January 2016 / 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 14:00, 15:00

After experiencing a session with Kate in October 2015 I decided to invite Kate to return to Glasgow to do more of her powerful shamanic work.

Kate Walters is an artist based in Cornwall. Her work is concerned with the interaction of the animal, plant and human worlds. Following shamanic training (2000-2006) she developed ‘Clearseeing Drawing’ performances. She invites participants to sit beside her, then she tunes into them with her drum, and makes monotype drawings about their inner lives and/or dreams.

What to expect from a session:
Kate and participant will have a brief talk about the participant’s inner life, including dreams if wished. She will then gently touch their knee or ankle with her knee/ankle. This is not essential but helps with a sense of connection. Kate then starts to drum herself into a light trance, and images will come which she may talk about. This lasts for about 10-15 mins. She then makes a drawing about the images/impulses which come in response to the individual. She also uses sage and/or cedar to purify the air and the respective etheric/sensitive energetic bodies.

Participants should endeavour not to drink the night before, or take any drugs. It makes it easier for Kate to see if the participant is ‘clear’ of any substances. If the participant can remember any dreams that would help but is not essential. Kate is also happy to work with events that have or are troubling, or aspects of the participant’s life which are troubling, unresolved, things that have been mysterious, difficult to understand; as well as ways to move forward and to clarify a certain path.

For more information about her practice please visit Kate Walters’ website: http://www.katewalters.co.uk/about.php
For more examples of recent work tuning into the spirit of the Isle of Iona, and it’s powerful feminine clarity: https://ionaartresidencies.wordpress.com

Each session will last for 45 minutes, and the co-creator can take away their drawing. £40/session.

Kate Walters online portfolio, artist
KATEWALTERS.CO.UK

‘becoming the hollow bone’ A shamanic session with Kate Walters Sunday 10th January 2016 / 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 14:00, 15:00 After experiencing a session with Kate in October 2015 I decided to invite Kate to return to Glasgow to do more of her powerful shamanic work. Kate Walters is an artist based in Cornwall. Her… Read more »

Iona return…

In January I’ll be returning to Iona, to Lagandorain and the Hostel, for another three weeks: time to tune in and focus on the beauty and clarity of the place. I’m aiming to make drawings, writing, monotypes, small paintings and a stop-frame animation of the monotypes as they develop. I’ll be working listening to Bach again, and looking forward to it being very quiet and whispery…

Saint with Child and Angel at throat 33 x 24 cm 2015   Madonna Saint with Child stretching upwards  33 x 24 cm 2015   Madonna Saint with Child on Knee  33 x 24 cm 2015 ink on paper

 

 Feeding from the fire below Watercolour on canvas 50 x 80 cm Kate Walters 2012

In January I’ll be returning to Iona, to Lagandorain and the Hostel, for another three weeks: time to tune in and focus on the beauty and clarity of the place. I’m aiming to make drawings, writing, monotypes, small paintings and a stop-frame animation of the monotypes as they develop. I’ll be working listening to Bach… Read more »