I was honored to have led “Bookmaking with Self-Compassion” on
Saturday, May 15, 2021, a workshop which invited participants to:
“Make an artist book celebrating their own creative growth”.
This program was presented through 18th Street Art Center’s Arts Learning Lab, with support from the County of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health‘s campaign We Rise LA. WE RISE encourages wellbeing and healing through art, connection, community engagement and creative expression and takes/took place during May: Mental Health Awareness Month. It is part of artist Sara Daleiden’s artist project RECOVERY JUSTICE: BEING WELL.
Participants discovered how to create the beautiful, fun and versatile Flower Fold book into which they could add wishes, hopes, prayers and dreams. This post celebrates our MATERIALS!
Participants received “art kits” containing origami papers, ribbon, railroad board, stickers, markers, and glue sticks.
The beautiful origami papers were folded into smaller shapes containing “hidden” folds…
then glued together to create a longer book that could be folded up into a square, unfolded into a sculptural shape,
or hung as a chain!
“Found” words and images were added to the “pages”, as well as stickers drawing, collage and more…
and a whole now expressive artwork was created!