The Creative Practice- always exploring, always learning

I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.
— Vincent van Gogh
 Galia Alena's take on the lessons by Micki Wilde, Andrea Gomoll, Toni Burt, Jeanne-Marie Webb and Mystele Kirkeeng

Galia Alena's take on the lessons by Micki Wilde, Andrea Gomoll, Toni Burt, Jeanne-Marie Webb and Mystele Kirkeeng

One of the joys of a creative practice is exploring new ideas and trying new things, especially as a mixed media artist. So, of course, I'm was not surprised to see many of the teachers from the Creative Retreat weekend, also showing up as students and diving into the lessons from the other artists. Its part of the practice- taking inspiration, learning new things and incoroporating new things into your own practice and style.

 Kimberley Heil's take on the lessons by Shiloh Sophia, Mystele Kirkeeng and Micki Wilde

Kimberley Heil's take on the lessons by Shiloh Sophia, Mystele Kirkeeng and Micki Wilde

Naturally I couldn't resist sharing some of those here- perhaps they'll inspire you to continue to always be a student, perhaps they'll inspire you to continue again with the lessons, perhaps they'll inspire you to show up to your own creative practice, after all, it is a practice, and it requires practicing :)

 Fonda Clark Haight's take on a few lessons combined, Jeanette House and Pia Rom

Fonda Clark Haight's take on a few lessons combined, Jeanette House and Pia Rom

And I've loved seeing all the work that continues to be shared in our Facebook group, along with the wonderful aha moments, the break throughs- its so good when something you've been struggling with finally falls into place, or you discover something new that opens up new avenues to explore in your practice, or that creative block is smashed. Lots of these moments were shared in our group and we applauded each one.

 Jeanette House's take on lessons by Fonda Clark Haight, Galia Alena and Toni Burt

Jeanette House's take on lessons by Fonda Clark Haight, Galia Alena and Toni Burt

You can also check out some of the other work created by students over HERE & HERE  on Instagram.

 Pia Rom's take on the lessons by Mystele Kirkeeng, Galia Alena, Fonda Clark Haight and Kimberley Heil

Pia Rom's take on the lessons by Mystele Kirkeeng, Galia Alena, Fonda Clark Haight and Kimberley Heil

& you can still join us for the Ongoing Retreat if you wish to keep going with this creative practice.

Galia Alena

Blue Mountains, Australia

I’m a visual poet working in just about any medium I can lay my hands on although I am a professionally trained photographer and a so called “self-taught” artist (of course there have been many teachers on that path). I’m in love with the creative process. I’m a beauty unveiler, light huntress, moment caresser and visionary poetess. Ultimately, all of my work is about helping people peel back the layers to experience the intense beauty of each moment allowing access to both their intuitive wisdom and a deeper connection to spirit and self. (Because the beauty of this life cracks our hearts open and it is through the cracks that light can flow both in and out and connect us back to our divine selves) That is what I do and I do it through photography, art, journaling and teaching. I live in the insanely beautiful Blue Mountains, just shy of Sydney, with my family, our cat and all the winged ones who frequent our garden. Each day here is a wondrous delight of tiny miracles through either the glorious light or magical mists. I would love to work with you, have a look around and see where you are called... "Where I create, there I am true." Rilke