She started the class discussing the feminine and how it is devalued in our culture. The reason for this artful exploration was to discover how we connected to our feminine aspect and how we integrate it with our masculine nature as well. She had a deck of cards that depicted archetypes for us to choose from. Then Malley offered us some clay to just begin, to see what emerges. This is a four week class so I will be able to attend all sessions.
Loved feeling the clay and letting a shape come to be as I pinched and smoothed and carved. Three pieces emerged. One was definitely a vaginal canal....yes indeed, a visualization for opening and calling the babycake to come into the world. The next figure was an open armed female figure ready to accept the emerging baby. And the third was a face of Grandmother Moon. I know it is a great surprise what Robin would create when given a chance. But, this is just the beginning and we will see what more emerges in the next weeks. No photos now. I want to keep it under wraps until they are ready to be unveiled.
But then in such circumstances you talk with each other to learn more about who each of us is. I shared that I am a SoulCollage® facilitator and how wonderful that process is. Malley was intrigued and it seems we are so much of like mind it is a little silly. I found a new artistic, visionary, community loving, spiritual, ritual loving, full moon bonfire loving, inward looking buddy here in wonderful Hallowell! And, I have been invited to offer a SoulCollage® class at the Clay Works studio while I am here. Fabulous, that was not expected. So I think on Sunday, Jan. 19 I will offer a workshop here in Hallowell. Yayyyy! that will be fun. By then babycake will have arrived, for sure!
And then, we discussed mosaics. Lets add mosaic lover to the list of Malley's qualities too. She wants to do one here. So, I volunteered my help and guidance in any way I can from a distance and maybe when I am here again......a Maine community mosaic may soon to be born along with babycake! This birthing energy is contagious. Well, still no sign of the grandchild yet. We are reminded that this is an amazing week of incredible astrological significance. Ok then, choose your time, your stars, your planets and your moon and we are ready for you dearest one!